Monday, March 1, 2010

Review - How I Met Your Mother Season 5 Episode 16 Hooked

I don't like complaining about shows, but I really, really, really want to find out who the mother is. With no continuity other than the reappearance of Scooter, all I wanted was to know the end. Part of me even wondered if Henrietta would have a bigger role. That didn't happen, but there were plenty of good jokes.

The plot was very basic and was just about Ted being hooked by Tiffany (Carrie Underwood). This sparks further discussion. Lily's high school boyfriend, Scooter, works at her school as a lunch lady and is hooked. This leads to a hilarious flashback scene where Marshall thinks she means lunch lady scooter and not lunch lady Scooter. Robin has her camera guy Mike on the hook. Barney explains the evolution of jobs that hot women have. Eventually, Ted mans up and ends it with Tiffany. He also discovers the vicious cycle of hooking (no, not that kind). Tiffany's boyfriend has her on the hook, and in turn she has Ted on the hook who has Henrietta on the hook.

Carrie Underwood was the big guest star this week, and she'll probably be overshadowed by Jennifer Lopez next week, so her standard performance won't be remembered. She had the typical role of the pretty girl. She looked disinterested and said a few lines that showed her disinterest in Ted, but that was the extent. I'm not sure if she could do more, but I wanted to see her break out of the mold.

All in all, "Hooked" was a funny episode with no real story. The teacup pig gag was used just enough to pull me in, and surprise me. Marshall yelling "right now," was priceless.I think the show is best when there is a strong story with all the jokes, but I enjoyed the episode.

Score: 9.0/10
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