Marshall and little Marvin boarded a bus and got back on the road, to kick off the latest How I Met Your Mother episode.
To keep his son's temper from climbing, Marshall spent the entire half hour flashing back while rhyming.
Marshall's first tale was about Ted the professor who - when asked out by an attractive colleague - did his best to impress her. The writers may catch some heat for their softball player generalization, but Ted having to know which Yankee she dated was an accurate response to the situation.
It ended up Ted's dinner was on the right side of the meridian, but his bubble burst when he learned Barney had already been with the sexy Floridian.
So many great things about this girl. Her boobs, her rack, her chest.Barney
James Van Der Beek made a surprise appearance on How I Met Your Mother Season 9 Episode 11.
Watching Robin take a bite out of his wedding cake looked like buttercream heaven. As she finished off everything save for the little groom and bride in her gown, I couldn't believe she didn't have some milk to help her wash it all down.
Elsewhere, we learned about Barney and his League of Players and he accepted yet another challenge in the face of naysayers.
Barney was in usual form, his jokes numerous and witty. None were better than when he anointed himself the Player King of New York City. Ted took his advice and got over his gripe with King James. He did so in time to get the girl at the bar and beat Barney in one of hisown games.
The most impressive rhyme of the night came from the bus, when a pairing for Canada was thought up and delivered by the guy across the aisle named Gus. It was nice to get a break from the events at the Farhampton Inn; getting to see the gang together in their booth telling stories, was a definite win.
For some, tonight's rhyme-fest may have produced a yawn. But it reminded me of those beloved seasons that have already come and gone.
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