Ted's reciting Dante's Inferno (in the original Italian) to the convivial crowd, when he starts hoping someone will interrupt him, because he decides he is the biggest douche for... politely entertaining others while doing something he likes. You got that? Look, don't misunderstand me. I fully understand what the show is going for this week. But it just doesn't work for me. There's a douchepocalypse, to be sure, but ground zero is the booth at MacLaren's.
Thankfully, Ted's dear old pals stop him, by sending him a picture of Mexican Ted. He realizes having fun with people who don't denigrate him is no fun at all, so he runs back to the gang at the bar. He does, however, try to recite the poem from the top of the episode again, but Robin shows up out of nowhere and interrupts him with a fart noise. Robin is there, because... because... because nobody bothers telling us the because. Finally, Lily and Marshall decide that once they find Barney's doppelganger, they'll be ready to start trying to have a baby. Because babies always make TV shows better. Saget!Ted narrates that over the years, the friends would drift apart and then back together, like friends do. "But every year, we still get together for Robots vs. Wrestlers." Farty fart fart fart.
End tag: Bogdanovich exits the party. Once he's alone in the elevator, he can't stop saying "...Willem. DAFOOOOOE. Hee.
Well, I for one am all out of fart noises, but do join us next week for "The Wedding Bride." I'm off to beg editorial to find a substitute recapper for a week or two, because I need to regain my Zen, don't you agree? Someone will be here, though. Hey, just because I'm a bitter shell of a woman doesn't mean I'm not self-aware. In the meantime, come on over to the forums, where we have more vowels than Ulee's Gold and more condoms than Trojan.
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