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(Digital Spy)   The How I Met Your Mother finale could have been even worse   ( divider line
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7804 clicks; posted to Entertainment » on 28 Apr 2014 at 3:46 AM (3 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2014-04-28 03:03:21 PM  
3 votes:


The episode should have ended with Ted waiting outside the pizza place waiting for Tracy to come back.
2014-04-28 06:07:41 AM  
3 votes:
As much howling as there's been about the HIMYM series finale, it's still nothing compared to the deafening wails heard at the end of HBO's
2014-04-28 12:46:39 PM  
2 votes:
2014-04-28 10:36:53 AM  
2 votes:

2014-04-28 04:15:19 AM  
2 votes:
Also, how was it not exceedingly obvious, from way back when, that Tracy was dead? For Christ's sake, Ted had Luke and Penny locked in his damned study for like 2 months, recounting a decade of his life.  As verbose as that tool is, it probably wouldn't have gone on so long had Tracy been alive. Clearly this was all for a reason. Surely they'd gotten some shorter version in the past. This was all about Ted laying the whole thing out.

And...what kind of farked up dad details a farking decade's worth of sexual escapades he and his friends(and the kid's nominal family) went through? Dude...there are some things your goddamned kids don't need to know.
2014-04-28 12:51:11 AM  
2 votes:
John Ritter would rise from his grave, see his shadow, and then there'd be six more episodes?
2014-04-28 12:42:42 PM  
1 vote:

Pope Larry II: I watched the final season, mostly because I have no life. I thought it ended fine. Ted wanted kids, Robin didn't. Ted had kids with Tracey, Robin traveled the world being a reporter. Both got what they wanted. Later on in life things changed and they got back together.

For all we know it lasted one date before Robin said "Yeah, you're still the creepy stalker from 15 years ago"

And that, kids, is why I decided to throw myself off the GWB.
2014-04-28 06:52:16 AM  
1 vote:
It should have ended with Ted being an interactive computer simulation of the deceased real Ted telling his kids about himself from beyond the grave, the narration ending with the kids turning him off and going into the next room where Tracy and Robin, their mothers, are cuddled up together on the sofa on a videoconference call with Justice Marshall and Senator Lily of New York, who announce the simultaneous births of their first grandchild and their tenth child, in split-screen along with Barney, who has just received international acknowledgement of his flush and abundant island nation of Barneytopia where he is the only man amongst thousands of women, all aged 18-29 and rescued or escaped from deplorable conditions of slavery, cruelty, marriage, glass ceilings, etc., from around the world and having made their way to Barney's island where they have created a place of peace, compassion, freedom, rational government and above all appreciation of Barney, who doesn't actually rule there so much as maintain the server, because it's all just a virtual reality he never leaves since his investment company has sponsored all the high-tech startups needed to grant him access to every futuristic convenience and wealth enough to immerse himself in them. The kids say their bit to their "Aunt Lily and Uncles Marshall and Barney" and the call ends. The kids complain that Dad's simulation talked forEVER and they're hungry, so at Tracy's suggestion they all decide to order pizza, which is immediately printed out hot and fresh with extra cheese by their MagiKitchen™ 3D Food Printer from StinsonCo. The credits roll but at the end there is a continuation, where Robin is cleaning up alone after dinner. She gets a call on a tiny earpiece phone, tells the caller to hold, makes sure nobody else is looking, then slips into a nearby closet and through a secret door at the back, emerging into a fantastic high-tech command center with an eagle logo on the floor. She switches off her holographic wig and age-mask, smoothes her short brown hair, pulls on a dark blue uniform jacket and pops up a wall-sized holographic screen, the image upon which we don't see as the camera moves through it, but Robin then taps the earpiece and says after a moment's study and a slight smile of surprise, "Good to see you again, Nicholas. I see you've finally had that eye replaced." Then a switch to the production company slides for Bays Thomas, CBS, and Fox, then unexpectedly there is a quick, small inset screen which goes a strange bluish white and in a clip so fast it requires replaying on the DVR to really catch, Neil Patrick Harris, wearing a tattered suit upon the side of which has been plastered a red bumper sticker which is only partially intact and legibly showing only the letters MA##EL, walks stiffly but rapidly across from right to left with his arms out and a grimace on his face, going "Grr! Arrg!"

...But then, I never watched the show.
2014-04-28 06:14:31 AM  
1 vote:

Apos: As much howling as there's been about the HIMYM series finale, it's still nothing compared to the deafening wails heard at the end of HBO's

Though if you'd been interrupted by a hurricane and then abruptly turned into a lumberjack I would have given you one of these:
2014-04-28 04:08:44 AM  
1 vote:
Jesus Christ, internet. The show was *always* about Ted and Robin. Always. Ted may have been able to move on, but it doesn't mean he ever got over Robin. That happens, sometimes. He was always going to end up with Robin.  Even if they're eternally on again/off again, it's Ted and Robin all the way. Ted and Tracy kinda, sorta, settled for one another. Ted had no Robin, Tracy had no Max. Doesn't mean they didn't love one another, doesn't mean they weren't happy. It just was what it was. I think that's what a lot of folks have a problem with, the notion of settling. Either cause they've settled, or know they were settled for. And it doesn't sit well with them to have such a thing pointed out.

I do agree, though, that things were rushed and that far too much time was spent on the wedding weekend. Also, who the FARK has a wedding on a Sunday evening? I'm assuming a goodly number of folk came from NYC, and it's like an hour and a half from the inn. Not counting those who came from Canada.

Also, Marshall was the only decent person in that whole group.
2014-04-28 12:49:01 AM  
1 vote:
Also, is anyone else upset that they cut 18 minutes for the final edit instead of making a triple length episode?
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