Damn the Writers Strike for keeping me from my weekly dose of How I Met Your Mother aka The Best Show on Television. In case you missed tonight's episode, or have not heeded ALL OF MY PREVIOUS POSTS and started to watch this show on a regular basis, I'll give you a recap:
Barney (played by NPH) discovers that his game is being blown up by one of the gillion girls that he's slept with and dissed - so the gang turns a giant NCAA bracket into a face off between all of the girls that Barney has wronged in an attempt to figure out who this c*ck blocker is. Face-offs include:
* Evil Twin (She got to sleep with Barney and Larney) versus Recipient of "Dead Wife's" Kidney
* Founder of Google versus Prince of Norway
* 12 hours to Live (she flew him to Paris - one way ticket) versus Fake Proposal (she hired a wedding planner)
Another reason I heart How I Met Your Mother is because of the inclusion of clever social media extensions. In tonight's episode Barney tracks down a girl who he presented himself to using his friend Ted Mosby's name. The girl announces that she started a website, www.tedmosbyisajerk.com, which of course is a "real" blog featuring other self-referential jokes for fans of the show. (The site also includes the letter Barney/Ted ostensibly left the girl the night he dissed her, in which he reveals that he is a ghost who can only return to earth once a year on the anniversary of his death. The note begins, "Dear Resident" because he couldn't remember her name.)
Need I say more? Get there people. Monday's, 8:30pm, CBS.