Friday, October 19, 2012

Who Wants to be a Godparent?

When you have a kid, everything changes. Especially your perception of death. Lily and Marshall are now fully aware of how incredibly dangerous the world is after almost being hit by a cab in the opener of this week's episode of How I Met Your Mother. Luckily for us, this epiphany turns into our favorite game since Marshgammon. After a long awaited return to the bar, Lily and Marshall realize they need to think about Marvin's future should anything happen to them, so they decide to create a will. However, when the issue of a godparent comes up, it becomes tricky deciding which of their three friends they would want Marvin to be raised by. After some larger-than-life sized stuffed bears and hearing children's songs defiled by Barney, it becomes obvious how to choose. And how else do you make one of the most important decisions of your life? With a game wheel, of course! But, as expected, even that doesn't solve their problem. Ted, Robin, and Barney end up sharing some much-needed truth with Lily and Marshall on how their friendship is deteriorating but Lily and Marshall come right back with the well known "babies change everything" speech. Would this be the end? Of course not! Because what happens after every big fight on a comedy show? A very fast, inevitable make-up. Marshall and Lily come to McLarens, everyone apologizes, and they close down the bar. So who is the godparent? I'll give you one guess and here's a hint: what's the most cliche thing they could do? If you guessed make each of them a godparent then you win! The only thing left was for Barney's 'broller' (a stroller for guys with a camera inside so when girls look at your baby, you can see down their shirt) to be put to good use and, as his crazy inventions usually go, it was legen-wait-for-it-no-I-won't-wait-for-it-neither-should-little-baby-Marvin-so-maybe-it's-better-if-you-two-just-die-right-now-dary. Well until the girl realized it was a bowling ball instead of a baby, so, for about 6 seconds. Favorite part? One of the scenarios on the game wheel was 'Tooth Fairy, Santa, Bigfoot'. The correct answer, by the way, is Tooth Fairy and Santa are real for as long as you can milk it, and Bigfoot is real. Bigfoot is always real.

How I Met Your Mother airs Monday nights at 8pm on CBS.

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