Tuesday, May 20, 2008


When I try to splain 'How I Met Your Mother' to friends/family who have yet to see it, I describe it as the sitcom version of 'Lost'. It's very dense, full of clues to past/future events, and the writers must adhere to a very strict timeline.

I got that 'Lost' vibe last night when Ted was hailing a cab. Because he was too busy tying his shoe, he didn't get a ride from the dingy, beat-up car with "taxi" written on the side in dirt, and which was driven by a guy with no shirt on. In the next scene, we saw Marshall reading the New York Examiner (which links to the 2004 TV movie "Celeste In the City"), and the headline reads: "Nude Cabbie (Vows To Kill Again)".
So it's pozz'ble, just pozz'ble, that had Ted taken that taxi, he'd never have been around to narrate the sitcom to his kids in the first place, let alone bring that episode to a screeching halt!

Toby OB

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