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On this week’s “How I Met Your Mother,” Barney and Ted had some fun with their future counterparts. On a related note, I really wish I could hang out with Future Me. They joked, they laughed, they harmonized – who wouldn’t want the opportunity to do this with themselves?
We were met with the recurring theme of the Robots versus Wrestlers event, which the gang has attended numerous times in past seasons. I’m not sure this type of shenanigan exists in the real world, but on the other hand you can find just about anything in New York. Anyway, Future Barney and Future Ted quarrel over convincing Ted to attend. Not surprisingly, Future Ted (not to be confused with Future Ted who narrates) is much like Regular Ted: a wet blanket. Future Ted apparently can’t deal with a hangover in exchange for fun.
This episode got really trippy really quickly with all the future entities milling around. A nice little surprise was guest star Jayma Mays, also known as Emma Pillsbury on Glee as a returning woman of interest for Ted, who failed to get her number the first time. Never failing to embrace the “what-ifs,” this episode brought in Future Coat Check Girl to tell Ted the relationship wouldn’t work out even if he tried again. Ouch.
Then, as trend would have it, the fun and games turns into self-pity and sadness. Ted realizes he had actually been alone the entire time in the bar and no one wanted to go to Robots versus Wrestlers with him because they had other things to worry about, i.e. their adult lives. Trippy stuff. Soon, we find out that Ted meets his wife in 45 days – anyone who can translate that into real world time, i.e., how many more episodes do I have to suffer through, please take the liberty of doing so. And now, we wait.
On a different note, Marshall was hilarious in this episode. Any man who longs to have his favorite girly drink named after him is a keeper. Not to mention, he has some killer dance moves. He definitely put Robin to shame.
Tune in Monday at 8 p.m. on CBS for episode 21!