How I Met Your Mother: “Bad Crazy”


Grade: C

Airdate: 2/11/13

This episode was pretty average for How I Met Your Mother these days, but some of the jokes were even more overdone than usual.

The show is keeping alive the idea that Jeanette (Abby Elliott) is the last mistake and the crazy girl who Ted (Josh Radnor) dates before meeting the mother. I like that it keeps bringing that up because I’m certain the show will not forget and bring in a thousand other terrible girls.

There is an overdone montage of Marshall (Jason Segel) and Barney (Neil Patrick Harris) buying stupid stuff and then storing it at Ted’s. But, that leads into a witty jokes of Ted trying to convince the gang that Jeanette isn’t crazy and Barney happens to by fixing a cuckoo clock.

Later on, Ted says that he broke up with Jeanette but she doesn’t seem to think so. Barney and Marshall let her into Ted’s apartment and she locks herself in his room. Ted tries to get her to come out and leave but he ends up sleeping with her. Lily (Alyson Hannigan) tells ted that Jeanette is crazy but maybe crazy is what he needs. She predicts that it will end badly and in something being set on fire. Older Ted (Bob Saget) tells us she is right.

Robin (Cobie Smulders) has her own story line that she has never held Marvin before. That fact somehow lands her in a strip club with Marvin and Mike Tyson. It was kind of funny but the future scene of her telling Lily about what happened was a little over done. And the two of them seemed to not age for 16 years. The show did make Mike Tyson a senator in the future; that was a good joke.

Average episode overall. The show slowly seems to be following a story line again by setting up Ted’s last relationship and telling us it is going to end. I hope it is soon.


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