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'How I Met Your Mother' - 'Bedtime Stories': It's tricky to rock a rhyme

The all-rhyming episode that "How I Met Your Mother" tried Monday (Nov. 25) had a very high potential for disaster. So would a review of the episode that attempted pull off the same trick.So you're not getting the latter -- and the good news is, "Bedtime Stories" was actually a pretty nice episode of late-period "HIMYM." The conceit -- Marshall has to rhyme to get Marvin to sleep -- worked perfectly well to set up a trio of flashback stories centered on Ted, Robin and Barney.The best of the bunch, by a good distance, was Robin's. Ted's and Barney's were mostly variations on long-running character traits, although seeing the various bros who made up the Players' Roundtable in Barney's story was amusing. Robin's tale, though, imparted some new information: Already down from a breakup, she runs into her ex Simon (James Van Der Beek), who's now engaged, and hits bottom, stealing his wedding cake.Somehow, that... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/11/how-i-met-your-mother---bedtime-stories-its-tricky-to-rock-a-rhyme.html

'How I Met Your Mother' creators tease 200th episode, what's coming in Season 9

The cast and crew of "How I Met Your Mother" celebrated the show's 200th episode on Thursday (Nov. 21). Amid the cake-cutting and words of praise for the show, creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas revealed some of what you'll get to see when the episode airs in January."Our 100th episode ['Girls vs. Suits'] was very much a celebration of the cast. Not that the cast doesn't deserve celebrating even more after 200 episodes, but this one is a different kind of story," Bays says. "It's about the story. It was an episode we intended on doing anyway, and it just happened to fall on the 200th. ... But it felt like the right one to do in terms of the greater story of the show."The episode is called "How Your Mother Met Me," and it will detail how the Mother (Cristin Milioti) got to where she is now -- so expect to see references... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/11/how-i-met-your-mother-creators-tease-200th-episode-whats-coming-in-season-9.html

How I Met Your Mother Season 9 Episode 11 “Bedtime Stories”

How I Met Your Mother  Season 9 Episode 11 “Bedtime Stories” airs Monday, November 25 (8:00-8:30 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network Episode Synopsis:  How I Met Your Mother Season 9 Episode 11 “Bedtime Stories” — Marshall tries to get Marvin to sleep by reciting three rhyming bedtime tales about his friends as they wind down their epic cross-country journey, on the final season of HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER, Monday, Nov. 25 (8:00-8:30 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. James Van Der Beek returns as Robin’s ex-boyfriend, Simon, and Lin-Manuel Miranda guest stars as Gus. Read More... //www.tvequals.com/2013/11/25/how-i-met-your-mother-season-9-episode-11-bedtime-stories/