Season 8, Episode 15
P.S. I Love You
Los Angeles, California. Chicken soup. That is where I was and what I was eating when I heard Robin Sparkles go crazy and become Robin Daggers. You will always remember these things. How about you?
As I am feeling a bit under the weather, I do not have the strength for a full-fledged recap this time. But I couldn’t miss commenting on such an insta-classic episode of How I Met Your Mother, especially because this was likely the last official Robin Sparkles chapter (which makes me want to cry into my cup of Tim Horton’s coffee). Tonight’s Robin Sparkles swan-song delved into her dark downfall as the gang explored the fine line between meet-cute love and stalk-crazy obsession. Or, in HIMYM terminology: Dobler vs. Dahmer.
Thus, I present to you my top ten favorite moments from tonight’s “P.S. I Love You.”
#10 Ted’s excessive use of legal pads.
#9 Marshall’s sweet-but-could-be-creepy song to ask out college Lily. “Charming or alarming” kind of reminds me of the “drunk or kid” game.
#8 General continued lack of Canadian knowledge, from “50 meters” equating to “like 4 years” to Barney slipping into Canadian accent at times…it’s not like he is quarter Canadian on his dad’s side or anything.
#7 Barney’s doughnut-fueled interviews of Robin’s exes in a Tim Horton’s, especially the return of the always fantastic Simon (i.e. James Van Der Beek).
#6 Barney’s perfectly timed drum roll to Marshall’s joke about Lily’s pot roast. “I actually brought this for something totally different but it worked out, right?”
#5 “It’s Robin Sparkles 4, y’all!” The gang’s enthusiasm is only matched by our own tremendous excitement. And this time we were treated to a perfect riff of Much Music’s “Underneath the Tunes” [American translation: VH1’s Behind the Music].
#4 All of the cameos in “Underneath the Tunes” that unveiled how Canada’s sweetheart had a dark side. Given my love of 90210, clearly Jason Priestley was my personal fav.
#3 “Even when Canadians are mean, they’re polite”…this also includes the backdrop message in their grunge music videos: “Consider questioning authority, please.”
#2 Of course the actual music video itself was epic, as usual. Such a shame that it led to the dramatic downfall of teen pop sensation Robin Sparkles and spawned headlines such as “Robin Fizzles.”
#1 Dave Coulier getting irritated about being wrongly dubbed Robin’s stalking victim: “It wasn’t me, stop asking, jeez! Cut…it…out.” [I always loved that joke – Future Ted]. I picked this as my number one favorite moment because it so perfectly blended Dave Coulier’s history with Alanis Morissette, plus his infamous Full House catchphrase, PLUS the meta joke that Future Ted is narrated by Danny Tanner himself, Bob Saget. It doesn’t get much better than that folks, Canadian or not.
What were your favorite moments? Would you deem “P.S. I Love You” a double-Maple hit?