HIMYM Aftergasm: The Pending Barney and Robin Pairing - Featured

The imminent Barney-and-Robin pairing reached new heights in last night's episode of How I Met Your Mother. Robin and Barney didn't get together yet but after waiting for several months for Barney to charmingly yet subtly pursue Robin, it was nice to see Barney step it up and proclaim his love for the greatest woman on the planet - well, sort of.


There were many things going on in Mosbius Designs. The episode saw Ted (Josh Radnor) starting his own architecture firm out of his apartment and hiring PJ as his intern to help him get the company up and running. But pursuing Ted's lifelong dream proved to be challenging especially when PJ starts dating Robin, much to the dismay of Barney (Neil Patrick Harris). It's funny how Barney easily freaks out when it comes to Robin (Cobie Smulders) and last night's installment was no exception.


In the episode, referring to Robin as the greatest woman on the planet, Barney goes off topic while scolding Ted on how much of an idiot he is for bringing in a hot guy in his apartment. Marshall tries to pacify Barney by asking why he's so upset and Barney almost blurts out his feelings for Robin but says that he's hurt because he loves ... Ted ... and wants him to have sex with women. He also claims that he's a very dedicated wingman. Lily's (Alyson Hannigan) the only person Barney can talk to about this kind of stuff but now that she's out of the picture (she's still upset about the peanut butter and jam joke Barney told earlier), Barney has no choice but to air out his frustrations to Marshall (Jason Segel), who apparently already knows that Barney's in love with Robin.


It's actually sweet to learn that instead of laughing behind Barney's back the whole time, Marshall and Lily have been trying to bring Robin and Barney together (they've been sitting on the same side of the booth so that Barney and Robin would be forced to sit together). With dating a friend, there's always a possibility of ruining the friendship so hearing Marshall say that Robin and Barney are perfect for each other is a big pat on the back, the kind of encouragement you wouldn't normally expect from a group of friends with so much history. But the odds seem in favor of the Barney-and-Robin tandem just like thousands of How I Met Your Mother fans who can't wait for the show's womanizer and the Canadian tomboy to finally get together.


By the end of "Mosbius Designs," Marshall saves the day by hiring PJ as a paralegal at his company, consequently keeping him away from Robin. Marshall isn't the manipulative type so it was really fun seeing him fill in Lily's slot as the diabolical puppet master who can manipulate any situation.


With Barney's love for Robin unfolding gradually (and more people learning about it), it's only a matter of time before Barney comes clean to Robin. But it seems that Barney is still not keen on completely stepping it up just yet. While Barney already marveled on how much he misses Robin when she's not around, thinks about her all the time, and imagines the two of them running towards each other in slow motion, his friendship with his best friend Ted (Robin's ex) remains his main concern, along with evading the risk of being rejected by the love of his life.


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nrrdgrrl2489
Apr 14, 2009 3:43PM EDT

I think it completely awesome and Him and Robin should be together!

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Apr 14, 2009 4:14PM EDT

I dunno... it would be nice to see them together sure... but wouldn't that ruin the whole side of HIMYM that is Barney and his womanizing? It means we lose the wingman side of Barney... I think the Barney-Robin relationship should wait til around the time we meet the mother, that means the show will end with all the loose ends tied up.
Also... I know the peanut butter - jam joke and I can't blame Lily! It is truly guy funny, not girl funny.

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Apr 14, 2009 6:42PM EDT

TELL ME THE JOOOOOOKE

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Apr 14, 2009 9:26PM EDT

oh i wanna know the joke so badly i think i'm gonna google it maybe i'll find something out

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Apr 14, 2009 9:30PM EDT

ok it's really gross...

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Apr 15, 2009 4:59AM EDT

bad move minni59... bad move...

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Apr 15, 2009 5:18AM EDT

hahah

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Apr 15, 2009 7:45AM EDT

it's funny and i'm a girl. but it's not the grossest thing in the world like they said. lol though!

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Apr 15, 2009 11:24AM EDT

Haha, I just read the whole joke.. It's totally gross.. hahah..

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Apr 15, 2009 2:28PM EDT

i totally agree with smcmenemy640, it would be nice to see them together but they cant do it just yet, but i thik mayb they r setting things up for it 2 come 2 an end fairly soon :( not this season, but ted is 30 now isnt he they cant really carry on 4 that much longer, allthough i would love for this show 2, i hope it stretches out as long as it possibly can lol

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