HIMYM fans, are you feeling a little lost this Tuesday? Last night was the first Monday night since the finale, and many of us are missing the gang a whole lot. It doesn’t really matter if you loved or hated … Continue reading HIMYM on Inside The Actor’s Studio
Let’s get down to “Romeward Bound” (S8E21). Spoilers abound here! My initial reaction to the Lily and Marshall part of this episode was negative, until I realized that was more about me than them. I personally do not like show … Continue reading HIMYM: Thoughts on Romeward Bound
Hello, fellow mother lovers! Now feels like a good time to touch base regarding new developments in the world of How I Met Your Mother. Season 8 was – and remains – a bit of a bumpy ride, but we … Continue reading HIMYM Mid Season 8 Check-In
Click here for a compilation of all the clues and theories about The Mother! Season 8 of How I Met Your Mother finally arrived this week, and it was an awesome episode. It had some interesting developments, and the big … Continue reading HIMYM Season 8 Premier – Farhampton
“So fat, after you have sex with it, you don’t tell your buddies about it…”
“Over 200 women, spanning six continents, 17 nationalities, 74 sexual positions, and not a single fatty. It’s impressive.”
Quotes like these make it difficult for me to enjoy HIMYM sometimes. How I Met Your Mother is easily one of my very favorite TV shows. I saw every episode when it originally aired, and I watch the reruns all the time. I like to have them on as background noise when I’m reading or writing. Anyway, I’ve got major love for this show, but I do take exception with the constant references to how undesirable overweight women are. Based on all of these quotes, it’s pretty clear that there’s no way the mother will be fat. I think we all assumed that anyway, since fat leading ladies aren’t the norm on sitcoms. Plus there is other evidence that she is slender/skinny, but that’s not my point today. My point is that I would enjoy this show even more if it didn’t frequently insult people just like me for the sake of comedy. We get it – fat women are HILARIOUS and deserve to be mocked and disregarded. Message received, unfortunately.
(Note – Ted remembered this moment incorrectly. Not surprisingly, Barney did not say this – Lily did.)