How I Met Your Mother ‘Bad Crazy’ review

This episode can be perfectly summed up in the title, “Bad Crazy”. After last week’s episode I wasn’t expecting much from this one because I expected it to be a dragged out continuation of just another one of Ted’s girlfriends. I have to say he has dated so many women that these storylines can get a bit boring. Nevertheless one good thing came out of his new relationship with Jeannette, which was future Ted revealing that this will be the relationship before he meets the mother. Meaning that we are getting closer to finding out who the mother will be.

Anyways this whole relationship was wacky and over the top with Jeannette locking herself in Ted’s apartment and destroying his place, which is partly his fault for never ending things properly with her. Basically Jeannette’s the definition of crazy and Ted really needs to break up with her but he can’t, simply because of whom he is. However, at multiple points in the episode we do learn that things between them end, and pretty badly too. The flash-forward shows everyone sitting outside what appears to be Ted’s apartment where everything is in flames so its pretty safe to say that this will be the wake up call Ted needs to put him back on a path to finding the mother. But I have to say I liked Lily’s realization about this relationship, that he should stay with her for now to get the whole single lifestyle out of his system so he can go back to finding “the one”. It was nice to have Lily be the voice of reason and have a completely different opinion from the rest of the group, cause what she said was true and necessary for the development of Ted’s character.

 

The “B” story this week featured Robin’s first time holding Marvin, which is a pretty big deal considering her fear of children. This entire story takes place over 17 years. Let us start from the beginning, Lily forgot Marvin’s pacifier on the bus so she lives him with Robin (probably not the best idea). When Marvin starts crying, Robin reluctantly finds a nice old woman to hold and comfort him. But as the years go by – through flash forwards – both Lily and everyone else learns that Mike Tyson was the one who held Marvin, Robin let the stroller roll away and she took him to a strip club where she left him alone with Mike Tyson. Surprising Lily is okay with this entire situation and I have to say that this story wasn’t as bad as I was expecting it to be. It was funny and nice to see that Lily and Robin remain friends 17 years later, although they don’t seem as close as they are now. In the end Lily casually hands Robin Marvin and she hold him for the first time, which was probably my favorite scene of the night. Robin’s reaction had a good mix of sincerity and hilarity.

 

Overall it was a pretty solid episode and I can’t wait to see the whole Jeannette relationship blow up. What did you this of this episode?

This episode can be perfectly summed up in the title, “Bad Crazy”. After last week’s episode I wasn’t expecting much from this one because I expected it to be a dragged out continuation of just another one of Ted’s girlfriends. I have to say he has dated so many women that these storylines can get a bit boring. Nevertheless one good thing came out of his new relationship with Jeannette, which was future Ted revealing that this will be the relationship before he meets the mother. Meaning that we are getting closer to finding out who the mother will be.

Anyways this whole relationship was wacky and over the top with Jeannette locking herself in Ted’s apartment and destroying his place, which is partly his fault for never ending things properly with her. Basically Jeannette’s the definition of crazy and Ted really needs to break up with her but he can’t, simply because of whom he is. However, at multiple points in the episode we do learn that things between them end, and pretty badly too. The flash-forward shows everyone sitting outside what appears to be Ted’s apartment where everything is in flames so its pretty safe to say that this will be the wake up call Ted needs to put him back on a path to finding the mother. But I have to say I liked Lily’s realization about this relationship, that he should stay with her for now to get the whole single lifestyle out of his system so he can go back to finding “the one”. It was nice to have Lily be the voice of reason and have a completely different opinion from the rest of the group, cause what she said was true and necessary for the development of Ted’s character.

The “B” story this week featured Robin’s first time holding Marvin, which is a pretty big deal considering her fear of children. This entire story takes place over 17 years. Let us start from the beginning, Lily forgot Marvin’s pacifier on the bus so she lives him with Robin (probably not the best idea). When Marvin starts crying, Robin reluctantly finds a nice old woman to hold and comfort him. But as the years go by – through flash forwards – both Lily and everyone else learns that Mike Tyson was the one who held Marvin, Robin let the stroller roll away and she took him to a strip club where she left him alone with Mike Tyson. Surprising Lily is okay with this entire situation and I have to say that this story wasn’t as bad as I was expecting it to be. It was funny and nice to see that Lily and Robin remain friends 17 years later, although they don’t seem as close as they are now. In the end Lily casually hands Robin Marvin and she hold him for the first time, which was probably my favorite scene of the night. Robin’s reaction had a good mix of sincerity and hilarity.

Overall it was a pretty solid episode and I can’t wait to see the whole Jeannette relationship blow up. What did you this of this episode?

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Allison Chin
Currently a university student, who loves watching the lives and stories of fictional characters unfold through the medium of television on a weekly basis. Although, some may say I watch a little too much TV and care a little too much about the characters. Leading me to the site, No White Noise, the perfect way for me to write about and share my thoughts and opinions of the lives of my favorite fictional people, through my recaps and reviews. Besides TV, I also enjoy writing, music, photography, design; and hope to one-day work in the television and media industry. Some of my favorite shows, of the moment include: Suits, Pretty Little Liars, New Girl, Awkward, The Vampire Diaries, Revenge, Criminal Minds and Happy Endings; just to name a few. However my all time favorite shows would have to be; Friends, House, and The Big Bang Theory, but I’m sure this list will continue to expand.

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