How I Met Your Mother
The Possimpible

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Cindy McLennan: A- | 1 USERS: A+
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...Back to the audition: Robin finishes reading an item on the President's new economic proposal (timely!) and signs off with, "From all of us here at News Ten -- have a good evening." The producers look at one another. I think they're hearing Jane Curtin, too. Robin flinches and adds, "So, good night, New York. And may the road ahead be lit with dreams and tomorrows...which are lit with dreams. Also." At MacLaren's, Ted tells her, "Wow, that was terrible. And bad. Also." Robin says, "I wasn't done," and we flash back to the audition that wouldn't end. "Stand tall, New York. Trustworthy. Recycling. Wear a condom." My husband, who's been a bit of a crotchety old man about the media scaring people to death, and about our society's tendency to want to legislate everything, starts ranting that it's soon going to come to that. I try to be patient as shush him. I blame his recent crankiness on the trans-fat deficit in his diet. Robin quickly comes to terms with the fact that she blew her audition and we jump to...

...Ted's apartment. The gang sorts through some more of Robin's mail as Ted reviews her résumé, suggests it's too cluttered. He hands her a copy of his for a lean, mean example. She notes that his stint in college as Program Director for 88.1 Wesleyan University Radio might no longer be all that relevant. Marshall and Lily roll their eyes at their memories of Ted's days as the "mysterious" Dr. X on 88.1, and true to form -- the creators have made us another website. Check it out. To hear Ted tell it, Dr. X was an unidentified, mysterious genius phantom D.J. whose identity still remains secret to this day, and who "changed the very face of college radio." According to Lily and Marshall, Dr. X was Ted; everyone knew Ted was Dr. X; and Dr. X sucked. Heh. We flash, back to Ted and Marshall's dorm. Marshall and Lily are lounging around eating pizza, and listening to Dr. X -- who is clearly Ted, and he's in full-on pretentious mode, which is what college Ted does best. Despite being a "mystery man" who broadcasts from an "undisclosed location," (third floor of the Student Union, next the game room, per Marshall) Dr. X is claiming to get a lot of fan mail on his segment about the "racist meal plan" at Wesleyan, and invites his listeners to a happening to protest it. "[O]utside the dining hall, Monday at midnight. It's high time the Food Service puppet masters took ignorance and injustice off the menu." He goes on for a moment then closes with, "Another Dr. X happening. I'll be there, because X marks the spot-ot-ot-ot-ot..." We flash to the present, where Marshall says, "If you think people liked your show, they did not-ot-ot-ot..." I love how Marshall and Lily don't even pretend to humor Ted on this sort of crap.

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