"And don't take a picture of it. She will punch you... and you will cry... for the third time... that night." -TedIf you can look past a really dumb and unfunny subplot about Marshall's favorite barrel, "Robin 101" was probably the strongest episode so far of "HIMYM" season 5. It highlighted the various eccentricities that make Robin one of the more successful Pretty But Also Funny female sitcom characters in recent memory. It showcased Barney both at his most immature ("They said I had A-D-something... Can we have class outside?") and thoughtful (as Ted said, he was actually trying to keep Robin). And Ted was a good mix of earnest and smug (particularly in the flashback to Robin's POV on her "surprising erogenous zones").
It was odd to have two sitcoms in less than a week do a "Dead Poets Society" parody, but when most TV shows are being written by producers of a certain age, and therefore have similar pop culture touchstones, (See also "The Karate Kid," which was sort of alluded to right before that, when Ted challenged Barney on all he'd learned.) You just don't usually see those same touchstones on different shows within a few days.
Overall, very funny (particularly the scene I quoted above), and very "HIMYM." What did everybody else think?