I know, I know–it’s heartbreaking. This is the final season of How I Met Your Mother. If you’re anything like me, you’re thrilled to see the wedding of Barney and Robin and are MORE than ready to see Ted meet his future wife…but how can our favorite show be ending???
Anticipating our pain, CBS aired two episodes for its HIMYM premiere! While there were plenty of laughs and warm-fuzzies, here were my five favorite moments:
5. Showboaty Ted
In a flash-forward segment, we see Ted and The Mother sitting in the restaurant one year in the future. Ted is explaining that he was at the same table exactly one year before, and The Mother correctly assumes that he was completing a crossword puzzle in a “showboaty” fashion. The reason I love this moment is that it gives an understood glimpse into the lives of Ted and The Mother. From this one statement, we can imagine that Ted and The Mother sit around on Sunday mornings, drinking coffee out of the percolator Shockey, while Ted does the crossword puzzle in the same arrogant way. After all of these years of Super Pathetic Ted, it’s good to know that Ted’s life truly does turn out happily.
4. Best Death Ever
In the first of the two episodes, Barney and Robin experience a family scare; no, Robin isn’t pregnant, but she and Barney realize that they have a relative in common, meaning they might be related! In a panic, Barney and Robin get on their phones, frantically calling their families in order to find out if they should call off the marriage. Luckily for them, it turns out that the cousin they have in common was adopted because his parents were EATEN ALIVE BY SLED DOGS! Seriously. Best death ever.
3. Game of Thrones Reference FTW
In the midst of their “Oh no, are we related?!” panic, Barney and Robin try to figure out if they could still get married. In his infinite wisdom, Barney alludes to George R.R. Martin’s Game of Thrones and reasons that King Joffrey’s parents were brother and sister and yet he became “a fair and wise leader.” If you don’t know why this is so funny, start watching or reading Game of Thrones. And if you DO understand why this is so funny, watch or read Game of Thrones anyway.
2. Awwwwwwww Barney
I know, I know, this Top 5 List has been very Barney and Robin-heavy, but here’s one more, and it’s totally worth it. As true HIMYM fans know, Barney’s best-known catchphrase is “It’s going to be legen–wait for it–dary!” However, after they realize that they are not related, Barney lets Robin know that their wedding day is about to be legendary. When Robin asks, “No ‘wait for it?'”, Barney sweetly replies, “I’ve got you. I don’t have to wait for it anymore.” My heart flutters just thinking about it!
Please pardon the language, but this is my favorite part of the show. A very distraught Lily is missing her baby boy and needs to be distracted, so a fellow train passenger offers to console her with dessert. And this train passenger is THE MOTHER! The Mother has homemade cookies which looked so delicious that I wanted to jump into the television. Lily claimed that she was going to keep eating these “sumbitches,” and The Mother exclaims, “I call them ‘sumbitches!'” If the HIMYM producers know what’s good for them, they’ll put out a recipe for these bad boys!
Come back in a few days to read about tonight’s new episode!