In summing up our feelings with regards to last night’s disappointing instalment of HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER, we’re going to borrow a line from one of our century’s most important thinkers Homer J. Simpson who put it best when he yelled at the TV three simple words, “Be more funny.”

Granted, the HIMYM writing staff’s penchant for coming up with clever memes like Marshall’s “Drunk or Kid” never ceases to amaze us. And yes, we’re the first to admit that we’re complete suckers for slow motion reveals like the one that had the episode culminate with the revelation that the money pit Ted had just blown his life savings on was in fact… wait for it… the very house where those two poor kids (Lyndsey Fonseca and David Henrie) have spent the last five years enduring the world’s longest story (Paging Child Services, line one!). That said, the operative word here was “funny,” and much to our chagrin, there was very little to laugh about during last night’s episode.

Mother be damned, at this point we’d settle for meeting a new and more importantly funny storyline. If the writers insist on pressing pause on Ted’s growth and development as a character, the least they could do is give Marshall and Lilly or Robin and Don (Remember him?) something interesting to do. Suffice to say, either the show moves on, or we do. Showrunners Carter Bays and Craig Thomas, we leave it to you guys to decide.

  • Amy_D259

    I completely agree.
    Last night's episode could not have been more lame.
    This whole season has just completely sucked.
    I could deal with the lack of character/plot development if they could at least make the show funny again.

  • I agree. I love HIMYM and, with the exception of FINALLY using one of the “slaps” have been really disappointed this season…So Robin and Barbey's story sucked and they abandoned it. OK. So Ted's a professor now…OK. Funny? No. Robin has a talk show that could be a gold mine for great story lines. Marshall & Barney's co-workers are so funny and all the episodes that included Goliath National Bank are great! Why not go there? And Yes..Where is Don? At this point I would be fine with another Wayne Brady episode.

  • MalTru

    Yeah, last night's episode was not the greatest in the world, but I did enjoy the scene between Marshall and Ted at the end. It reminded me why the two of them are friends, since we don't really see the two of them hanging out alone much anymore. And I agree with Kyle below- where is Don? If Robin is getting so serious with him, why can't we see more of that and less of Ted being whiny?!

  • joshemerson

    I didn't hate the episode last night. I liked that it went back to the core of the show, rather than being a random standalone episode.

    I have to disagree about the season as a whole. It has had some pretty good moments. The Duel Citizenship episode stands out as a favorite of mine, along with Slapsgiving 2: Revenge of the Slap and the 100th episode with Rachel Bilson and the musical number.

  • Ace

    The season as a whole has been okay, but last night's episode was the worst of the series. There were just so few funny moments. But every show has an off night. Like that Madmen episode where Don goes to LA, The Office episode where everyone debates the hotness of Hilary Swank…AWFUL