Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Oh yes, The Two-Handed Zamboni

I absolutely loved this week's How I Met Your Mother. Not only was the A story, with Barney and Marshall protecting Ted's feelings by convincing him that he still had a job, really sweet (if a little repetitive of previous storylines, hello 4th character to go through unemployment in 3 years!) but the B story (Lily's Clue-like game of trying to guess the components of Robin's Canadian celebrity sex story) was one of the best in a long time. I'll be the first to admit that I really do just like Canada jokes, but I also think this story was a lot of fun structurally. Oh, and Marshall's "fish list" comedy routine was priceless in the A story. 

This episode was also yet another example of HIMYM's commitment to comedy. Every time there is a website mentioned on the show (and there are a lot of them, including  http://www.tedmosbyisajerk.com,  www.myspace.com/robinsparkles,  www.guyforceshiswifetodressinagarbagebagforthenextthreeyears.com   and  http://www.barneysvideoresume.com, to name a few) that domain name is bought and developed by the producers of the show. So it doesn't surprise me at all that when I did a little recon to see if they'd developed www.canadiansexacts.org, I had to pass through fake bi-ligual governmental protocol to reach a full list of the acts listed on the show. That's commitment to detail if ever I saw it. 

And by the way, just for the record, the most famous Canadian wrestler is definitely Bret "The Hitman" Hart. And do you seriously not have Harvey's in the States? Weird. 


Rachael said...

Plus, you can't beat Alan Thicke providing error messages every time you click on one of the sex acts on the site. My personal favorite? Under one tusked walrus, Thicke looking peeved in front of a Canadian flag, and saying "Well, the website is having technical difficulties but here's a joke for you in the meantime. What do you call a laptop in Saskatoon? Your gut."

This is funny to me entirely because I don't understand it.

Scott said...

1) Yeah, with you on the Hitman thing.

2) Everything is identical in the translation except the ending.

English: "Enter your correct birth date below. If you are of appropriate age, the system will allow you to continue. Otherwise you will not."

French: "Écrivez votre date de naissance correcte ci-dessous. Si vous avez d'âge approprié, le système vous permettra de continuer. Autrement le système ne vous permettra pas. Poutine toujours!"

Love it.

3) Did you notice that the concierge on The Office sounded swedish?

4) I`m all caught up on The Office and HIMYM.

5) Rachel`s comment is funny. Americans make me laugh.

Kelly said...

you are unbelievably nerdy. and yes "poutine toujours!"