How I Met Your Mother: “Who wants to be a godparent?”

 Grade: B-

Airdate: 10/15/12

Ah. Argh. Ugh. And other onomatopoeia noises. As much as I hate to admit it, I kind of liked this episode of How I Met Your Mother. Maybe it was a flux in the writing, maybe I was just having a really good day, but I didn’t hate this episode.

The episode starts with Marshall (Jason Segel) and Lily (Alyson Hannigan) spending their first night out with the gang since Marvin was born. They made a rule in an earlier episode that Ted (Josh Radnor), Robin (Cobie Smulders) and Barney (Neil Patrick Harris) could not complain about anything unless it was an eight or higher in importance. Because they aren’t allowed to tell them anything, Marshall and Lily don’t stay at the bar very long. They then almost get hit by a taxi and decide they need to make a will  so Marvin would be taken care of if they died.

They can’t decided who should be made Marvin’s guardian:  Ted, Robin or Barney. That leads to a competition between them for who would be the best. One montage went on for a little too long, but that is a problem I have come to expect. The competition becomes an actual competition when Marshall decides to turn it into a game show called, “Who wants to be a godparent?” That part wasn’t too bad. The three of them had to explain how they would handle different situations with Marvin. There were scenes acting out each one and it wasn’t that bad, a little long though. There were also a few Cleveland jokes, which I find funny because I go to school with so many Cleveland fans.

The game show breaks down and the gang gets into an argument  Ted, Robin and Barney are mad that Marshall and Lily seem to think they are above being friend with them because they are parents. Marshall and Lily are mad that they don’t understand.

After some time apart, Marshall and Lily agree that they haven’t been the best of friends lately and find the rest of the gang at the bar. They revoke the eight or higher rule and spend the reminder of the night in the bar. In the end, they make all Ted, Robin and Barney Marvin’s guardians.

There were a couple of overdone jokes and not-funny moments, but overall it wasn’t that bad. It was pretty funny, it was cute, it brought back old stuff, like Marshall making a game out of something and Barney being a sex addict. Hopefully next week will be as good, but probably not.


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