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The Greatest Casting New EVER

A window into the lives of YoSaffBridge and myself.

The following exchange occurred around 9:50 PST over text messages, concerning this news which, I will say again, is the greatest casting news of all time.  Don’t argue with me.

Carmhelga: nph going to gueststar on glee!!!111!1!!

YoSaffBridge: ON JOSS’ EPISODE. do we read ontd at the same time?

Carmhelga: no, you read it when my sister does.  She just posted the ontd link on my facebook and I like, stroked out from the excitement. this was right after i finished the house episode where house & wilson pretend to be a gay couple. television is good to me sometimes.

The Jennifer Lopez guest spot I can do without, but NPH guesting on Glee is like adding awesome berries into an already awesome pie. And Joss Whedon is the awesome ice cream that goes with it.  You think maybe the awesome is going to be overpowering, but then you realize it’s juuust right.

No, that made perfect sense.

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HIMYM: We’re Barnman and Robin

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The week that was: Living up to our name

As I deal with crippling baseball-related depression, I offer up some random stories and thoughts from the week… plus a cute fluffy animal.

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How I met your mother: This is a pie chart describing my favorite bars. And this is a bar graph describing my favorite pies.

What makes How I Met Your Mother different than a lot of other shows is the structure.  It uses its voice over narration in a way no other show really does, and the episodes are never a linear story, but are instead full of digressions and fake-outs, as well as an unconventional order of things that helps explain actions or motivations.

himym yellow umbrella

The best episodes of the show are the ones that play with time and perspective, make good use of the unreliable narrator, and make Pam Fryman’s head explode with the number of scenes and cuts.

Last night’s episode, “Right Place, Right Time” was so much fun (even if it was also, alas, still Lily-less) because it did what the show  does best, which is play with structure and time to help tell the story.  (Spoilers for the episode are below)

When you think about it, this episode was really a microcosm of the show as a whole.  Season three opened up with Ted telling the kids,

Kids, there’s more than one story of how I met your mother. You know the short version, the thing with your mom’s yellow umbrella.  But there’s a bigger story, the story of how I became who I had to become before I could meet her. And that story begins here.

So, in essence, the entire show is a huge digression and explanation for how he got to the place where he met the mother.  And  this episode is a series of digressions and explanations for how he go to the place where…

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True story.

So I have classes on Monday nights.  (or at least, I did.  what up, last week of school?)  This means, unfortunately, missing How I Met Your Mother (a show I am, obviously obsessed with) and watching it the next day online.

Not last night.  I got home from my class and had an email from YoSaffBridge that said, among other things

watch it AS SOON AS HUMANLY POSSIBLE

So I did.  And within the first minute, I knew this was going to be a good one.  Why?  Because…

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NPH clip of the week: triple threat

I’ve neglected the NPH clips the last two weeks, so to make up for it, I have THREE NPH clips today.

First up: shoe fairy time!

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NPH clip of the week: Confrontation

An oldy but a goody.  I love them both SO MUCH.

Funny story: YoSaffBridge tried to convince me to learn the words to this so we could perform at parties.  I passed (because I am a chicken.  IT’S A GREAT IDEA).

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