1. Not everything
aboot about Canada is funny: Look, we’re the first recognize the genius that is Robin Sparkles, and really, who doesn’t love the occasional joke at Canada’s expense. But last night’s observation by Robin that the original inspiration for Lethal Weapon were the fictional Canadian duo of McElroy and LaFleur may have been the hat that broke the proverbial Mountie’s back. Because if you ask us, there is such a thing as one too many jokes at Canada’s expense.
2. It’s about the journey, stupid: Amidst the hilarity that was Barney doing shots in the bar with strangers, you may have missed show-runners Carter Bays and Craig Thomas’ clever use of Robin to voice their inner-monologue, when she waxed poetically to Ted that, “You can’t just jump to the end, the journey is the best part.” In other-words, stop asking about who the mother is.
3. Jason Segal’s dedication to his craft knows no bounds: Or at least that’s what we’re going to assume after watching Marshall slowly pack on the sympathy weight over the course of the season for his TV wife Lily’s real-life pregnancy.
4. Comedy Writing 101: And finally, nothing rescues an unfunny Marshall subplot like a surprise appearance by a basketball playing Teen Wolf. Seriously. Genius.