Review: HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER “Sandcastles in the Sand” (S03E16)

How I Met Your Mother - Cobie Smulders and Neil Patrick Harris

After all the viral marketing around Robin Sparkles’ new song and music video, “Sandcastles in the Sand,” we finally got to see the actual HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER episode.

The Good: Revertigo! We once more learn a new hip word courtesy of the writers of How I Met Your Mother. With Lily and Ted going back to their high school selves when around their friends, the night started out really well.

The Better: James Van Der Beek as a bald, fat guy! And the way Robin is around him was priceless. Even better, he broke up with her again in the same van he broke up with her the first time, but not before she loaded all his equipment into the van. Poor Robin! I loved James Van Der Beek’s performance so much, someone needs to get him into another show.

The Best: Robin and Barney kissing!!! This deserves an OMFG! With all the focus on the return of Robin Sparkles, no one even thought that this episode would be bringing us the most shocking, unexpected, and exciting moment of the season. It seems so fitting in a way that these two should get together at some point. It will be interesting to see if this develops into a relationship or will just be a one night stand.

And just for fun, check out the full music video from Robin Sparkles’ song “Sandcastles In The Sand.”