“Sweet Taste of Liberty” — Who gets it in their heads to lick the Liberty Bell?

“Sweet Taste of Liberty,” Season 1, Episode 3 — Barney and Ted take the lamest trip to Philadelphia ever and end up defiling one of our national treasures, Lily tries to pick up dudes by taking the ring off, and Marshall isn’t the reacher, for once. Robin does stuff too, maybe?

Leer:

Load it up and say when. I’m ready.

Erin:

Ready….

“There was this one night….” ONE?

LEGENDARY! The first one!

Leer:

We always go to Sidetrack because they always go to MacLaren’s.

Erin:

I love this discussion. We do this all the time.

I miss the bar.

Leer:

I know you do. We haven’t really gone much since you moved.

Erin:

That’s sad.

Leer:

Bob and I discussed it. It doesn’t feel quite the same. I’m sure being broke doesn’t help.

Erin:

It does not.

Leer:

Barney is super gross. And awesome.

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“Purple Giraffe” — Ted is the worst

“Purple Giraffe,” Season 1, Episode 2 — Ted proves for the first time that he is the worst by throwing three successive parties in a pathetic attempt to woo Robin, Marshall tries really hard to write a paper but constantly gets distracted by Lily’s boobs, and Barney tries to ditch a chick using “The Mosby.”

Erin:

Ready for Purple Giraffe?

Leer:

I believe I am.

Erin:

I am not a fan of this episode.

Leer:

In very recent hindsight, much of season one seems like filler.

Erin:

One of two series low in season one for me.

Leer:

I’m a little worried most of the series will feel like filler now. What’s the other? Continue reading

“Pilot” — It was never really about the Mother, was it?

“Pilot,” Season 1, Episode 1 — In which Ted meets Robin and introduces the world to “The Mosby,” Marshall and Lily get engaged and have crazy monkey sex on the kitchen floor, and Barney tries to bang Lebanese girls and ironically fathers a nation of douchebags looking to suit up, get laid and say crazy catch phrases. 

Leer:

Ready…

Erin:

Go.

“Are we being punished for something…” I feel like the answer is yes.

Leer:

“Yes”

Erin:

LOOK AT THOSE CRAZY PICS.

Leer:

I think those were taken during early production.

Erin:

Marshall and Lily schtupping with Ted in the top bunk is one of my favorite running jokes. And Barney is gross.

Leer:

They’re all a little gross.

But yeah, who does that to a roommate?

Erin:

Ted wears a blazer all the time. Why is this a surprise?

Worst. Roommate. Ever.

“Ted, SAY I’M YOUR BEST FRIEND.”

Leer:

“Haaaaave you met Ted?”

Erin:

I hate you. You can never, ever do that to me.

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How The Re-Return Got Its Name

So, we were talking about the finale one day:

Erin:

Ted spends a lot of time getting over Robin, not just in the floaty part.

Leer:

There’s the distinction. Is it Ted getting over Robin, or is it Ted telling himself he’s over Robin?

The casual viewer is going to see that differently.

Erin:

I think he genuinely had to get over Robin to be so damn happy with Tracy.

(I’m coming around to Tracy)

But, Ted and Robin are great together. If the Mother had to die, Robin makes sense.

Leer:

Hmm…ok, that’s fair.

So, it’s not a regression to Robin, it’s a rereturn.

Erin:

It is a rereturn!

Like vomiting on her customized doormat.

Leer:

I’m pretty proud of myself for saying rereturn just now. Not going to lie.

Erin:

That was good.