Countdown To The Mother: I Didn’t Even Notice That Nothing Happened

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How I Met Your Mother Season 8 Episode 22 Bachelor PartyLast night’s How I Met Your Mother reminded me why I love the show so much. The crazy plot twists are always so entertaining, and the ridiculousness that ensued during this episode was reminiscent of classic HIMYM. Barney stole the show, as per usual. Though, I have to hand it to Robin. She really held her own this week (and that’s hard for me to admit since I’m far from her biggest fan).

When I first turned on this episode, I thought that this was it. This was going to be the day Barney and Robin break up. Wrong! This was the day Robin proved how like-minded she and Barney really are by throwing him the most amazingly horrific bachelor party ever. They gave him everything and nothing that he wanted. It was exactly the kind of sneaky underhanded ploy Barney would pull.

Under the guise of Ted and Marshall kidnapping Barney for the most unforgettable night of his life, Barney has a night he’ll never forget. They book him a disgusting hotel room a few miles outside of Atlantic City, have the “wrong” karate kid show up (because of course Barney doesn’t see Ralph Macchio as the hero of the movie), hire his ex-fiancé as a stripper, and then convince him he’s lost eighty grand to a bunch of mobsters.

How I Met Your Mother Season 8 Episode 22How I Met Your Mother Season 8 Episode 22

How I Met Your Mother Season 8 Episode 22How I Met Your Mother Season 8 Episode 22


It’s not until after he thinks his engagement is off and his friends all hate him that Barney learns it’s all been an elaborate scheme. Personally, if my friends did that to me I’d never forgive them. But Barney’s a rare breed. Watching him hug William Zabka was just hilarious.There really wasn’t any plot development in this episode. But here’s the thing, I didn’t even notice. While I was watching, I was too wrapped up in trying to figure out what the hell was going on. So I guess technically this episode was filler, but I don’t mind. It was incr-wait for it and I hope you’re hungry ‘cause the second half of this word is-edible!

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