When word leaked out that famous-for-nothing reality TV ‘stars’ such as Heidi and Spencer, Kim Kardashian and Kendra Wilkinson had signed on to guest star on HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER, this TV Addict was the first to admit that our excitement, for lack of a better word, could be contained.
Yet after watching last night’s installment, we would like to take this opportunity to publicly proclaim to showrunners Craig Thomas and Carter Bays: We will never doubt you again!
Not only were the trifecta of tabloid mainstays brilliantly used to skewer the pointlessness that are reality TV ‘stars’ with no discernible talent (As Marshall so eloquently put it while having an imaginary conversation with Kim Kardashian, “You’re right, woman who I don’t know but my wife assures me is famous.”) They gave Jason Segal the hilarious (and sadly, somewhat relatable) “reading a magazine” story-line that perfectly juxtaposed the poignant and surprisingly emotional realization by Barney that he is indeed in love with Robin.
Yes, it took almost four full seasons, but the ultimate ladies man has found “the one.” And boy was it fun to watch Barney squirm. So much so that this TV Addict is going to forgive Barney for his continuous and senseless destruction of televisions (Yes, even though they were now obsolete CRT’s, it still hurts!)
Needless to say, we’re not sure Neil Patrick Harris could be anymore awesome. First he kicks off the weekend by hosting SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE and raises the show (not to mention everyone around him) to actual levels of funniness not seen outside of a Tina Fey/Sarah Palin/Amy Poehler impersonation. Then, graciously loses a much deserved Golden Globe on Sunday to Tom Wilkinson. Only to cap off the weekend by injecting shocking levels of vulnerability and tenderness into a character that in almost anyone else’s hands could have come off as annoying and cartoonish three seasons ago.
In a word Legen… (wait for it)… Dary and we can’t wait to see what happens next.