Brief spoilers for tonight's "How I Met Your Mother" coming up just as soon as I check my lottery numbers...
"The Possimpible" -- alternately known as "Barney Stinson: That Guy's Awesome" -- was missing one very obvious, potentially legendary piece: the video resume Barney made for Robin. Because we didn't get to see it, it felt like the episode climaxed -- comedically, anyway -- with the footage of Barney's own video (which you can catch, of course, at the real BarneysVideoResume.com). Everything after that was sort of interesting from a character/relatability standpoint -- we all have things we used to be able to do in our teens or early twenties that we don't want to let go of as we get older -- but I'm surprised they missed such an easy opportunity for additional laughs. Barney's idea of how to sell Robin to TV news organizations would have been at least as funny as his own awesome video.
For that matter, how do you do a subplot about Marshall dancing, and not let Jason Segel shake his groove thing? (Cue the obligatory "Freaks and Geeks" disco clip -- jump ahead to around the 2:30 mark if you just want the dancing without the Nick/Lindsay angst.) The hot dog-eating part of that story gave the show an excuse to work in Alyson Hannigan's baby bump, but why couldn't they let the big man dance?
Couple of other random thoughts:
• Note that Barney keeps taking off his glasses in various shots of the video. No doubt he's studied closely from Alec Baldwin's lessons on being a handsome actor.
• If you freeze-frame Ted's resume after he deletes the "Doctor X" stuff, the last item involves him being a lifeguard, which isn't really applicable to an architecture career, either.
• The bitchy, whispering lottery guys -- "I don't even understand what she's doing" -- were an unexpected highlight.
• I'm too tired to create my own words, ala Barney, but have at it if you must.
What did everybody else think?