How I Met Your Mother Recap: Crazy Love

How I Met Your Mother has had some fun with the stereotype of the crazy girl in the past — most memorably in season two’s "Swarley" (starring Crazy Eyes, a.k.a. Mrs. Nick Brody) and season three’s "How I Met Everyone Else," which featured Blah Blah, a woman whose real name Future Ted forgot (yet he recalls so many irrelevant details from the rest of his life!). Strangely, the writers kind of apologized for what might be construed as sexism in this department when they excused Jeanette’s lunacy by putting forth the theory that a woman is only as nuts as the dude she’s dating (wisdom courtesy of Mike Tyson). That’s nice and all, but in this case, we beg to differ. Jeanette (Abby Elliott) is out of her mind, and the fact that Ted continues to hook up with her regardless suggests to us that he’s terrified of the alternative and not that he is trying to deliberately mislead her. She’s a strange character to waste some good intentions on. Read More...


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