How I Met Your Mother: Bro Codes, Goats, and Awkward Morning-After-Sex Moments

Last night's How I Met Your Mother touched upon friendship more than we usually see.


We start off with the morning after Robin and Barney's sexcapades, and it was just as wonderfully awkward as I had hoped:


Barney: "In my experience, the way this normally goes is we lie here for a while and make a little awkward chit-chat."

Robin: "Check"

Barney: "Then I make up some cabinet meeting/heart surgery/rocket test flight that I have to be at, slip out of the apartment and never call you again."


The pair decides that as soon as Robin's feet hit the ground and she gets out of bed, they will go on with life as if it never happened. Easier said than done, apparently.


Barney has a mini-breakdown and loses his cool because he's so distraught over breaking the "Bro Code." (Which he pretty much lives by, and has referenced many times before). He enlists the now gainfully unemployed Marshall as his lawyer to look for loopholes in the official "Bro Code" Bible, to find a place where it says it would be OK for him to sleep with a Bro's ex. Marshall helps the guilt-ridden Barney realize that there is no such loophole, and convinces him to tell Ted.


Meanwhile, Lily has a farmer come to her kindergarten class to teach them about farms. Farmer Frank brings a goat with him, and when one of the kindergarteners ask him if they'll ever see Missy the goat again, Farmer Frank gives them a non sparing lecture on where meat comes from. The class, obviously traumatized, asks Lily to protect the goat from that horrible process, and she obliges. By bringing it home.


Anyway, to make a long story short, Robin ends up telling Ted about her and Barney's sexual encounter, Barney ends up confessing to Ted as well, and Ted pretty much flips out at Barney and tells him that he doesn't think he wants to be friends with him anymore- that this time he's totally crossed the line. I definitely didn't see THAT reaction coming! Despite the fact that Robin and Ted have been broken up for over a year, apparently Robin is still considered Ted's turf, and Ted gets extremely upset that Barney went there.


So, on Ted's 30th birthday, he opts to be with his friends who REALLY matter, who are throwing him a surprise party on his roof.


And as for the goat? Well, we're left with a teaser that apparently Robin is living in Ted's apartment a year from now, since Ted realizes the goat is eating Robin's bathroom towels, and he must have been thinking of his 31st birthday, afterall.


So we're left wondering whether or not Ted and Robin end up back together again. What do you think??

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Apr 29, 2008 3:46PM EDT

I thought it was a really good episode all in all, but I am a little pissed about the whole "oh that's right Robin didn't live here until my 31st birthday." I think HIMYM is a fantastic show but if they're going to go right back to the Ted and Robin thing, I think it's old. It's said in the first episode that Robin isn't the mother and I honestly like Robin and Barney better than Ted and Robin anymore. They tried their relationship, and it was good for a season. They're just doing the whole Ross and Rachel thing with Ted and Robin and I wish they would let it go.

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Apr 29, 2008 4:46PM EDT

I didn't take the comment to mean that they will be getting back together... its a share apartment... Lily and Marshall will be moving out eventually and then who will take their romm?? I'm guessing that will be Robin.I like the show a lot but hate the premise that meeting his future wife is so important to be kept secret.Barney and Robin could never be a couple, they have a good chemistry going now on the show, and if either of them settled down, they would need to bring in a new character to vary the storylines.

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Apr 30, 2008 9:53PM EDT

Could the new character they'd bring in be Ted's future wife?

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May 1, 2008 3:21PM EDT

I really hope that Barney and Robin get together, as they seem to fit perfectly. Even share same interests, reminding of cigars and that laser game they played in an earlier season. They both deny sticking to close to a partner and have a similar sense of humour. I think it would be great seeing how they would menage beeing a couple, which of course would stear a bit of trouble with Ted, looking forward to that. Barney seeing a woman more than once and actually have to have a proper conversation with her, can´t wait to see;)))
Any finally can we reveal the secret of the girl with the yellow umbrella please...

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May 3, 2008 12:04PM EDT

Robin & Ted are a terrible pair and I think it will be apparent to the makers as well. As for the "who will be the mother" part, I don't care about it because the show will go on for years, and during this process they will introduce us to many probable "mothers" but it will all stop only when they find an awesome girl that amazingly compliments Ted's character. And that won't happen soon because the show would have to end after that is revealed.I note that (as expected) I don't find myself curious with who will be the "mother" and it is only when a HIMYM episode like "the one with the umbrella" comes by that I realize that there is a planned story arch. I need to be reminded that there is a story arch to have such curiosity, however unfortunately (or fortunately) the Ted-narrating-to-kids intro's are not enough for people to feel that the story is really moving in the direction of the discovery of the mother. When the episodes conclude in the manner that the umbrella one did-we realize what the show is really about.
Otherwise the show is just an awesome piece of work. The episode structure (flashbacks) , the references each episode makes to previous ones, the characters and the stories are remarkable. The only reason why this is, is because the writers, crew, cast, producers and etc. all really are passionate about this sitcom. Its going to do really well

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May 6, 2008 12:58AM EDT

Robin and Ted will not get back together, and this is why.Re-watch the episode. You'll notice that Older Ted says "Robin's bath towels" If they were together and living together he would have said "Our bath towels". If they were living together and together it would be theirs, not hers. I don't think it's implicating in the least that Robin and Ted get back together. This is simply saying; after Lily and Marshall moved out Robing moved in so she was closer to MacLaren's and the rest of her friends.Case and Point.

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May 10, 2008 4:28PM EDT

I love this show and episode so much I designed some products (t-shirts, beer mugs, and hat) based off it. Check them out and let me know what you think

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May 12, 2008 3:58AM EDT

I think Robin just lost her apartment after a year.. and had to live with Ted for the part.

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