HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER “Zoo or False” Review

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Tonight’s episode of How I Met Your Mother “Zoo or False,” was all about Marshall and his convoluted mugging story that may or may not have involved a monkey.

Marshall centric episodes can be awesome-“Arrivederci, Fiero” is one of my all time favorite episodes of HIMYM-but I thought this one was just so-so. It seemed like a fun, forgettable episode. until that final scene. The monkey, the model of the Empire State Building, the dolls – I should have seen it coming, but I didn’t. It caught me completely by surprise and had me laughing out loud (the paper airplanes were a nice touch too).

One of the things HIMYM does really well is maintain continuity and there were a few great callbacks to previous episodes tonight. First there was a reference to Lily’s shopping addiction and credit problems because, of course, she wanted a gun that matched her strappy sandals. Then we had Barney wearing the three-way belt, which he and Ted competed for in the third season. I think Ted is the rightful owner of the belt, though he never actually fessed up to what happened the night he brought two women home. Little things like that are a nice nod to the show’s longtime fans.

“Zoo or False” didn’t address the mother storyline, but I think it was a fun standalone episode. Besides the King Kong recreation, I also loved the scenes with spastic Marshall accidentally injuring poor Lily. Those two are great at physical comedy. So what did you think of HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER “Zoo or False”? Leave a comment below! In the meantime, here are some of my favorite quotes from HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER “Zoo or False”:

Barney: Anyhoo, twenty minutes later the eagle landed. We knocked space boots. Houston, we have a moaner. Other space related double entendres.

Pizza guy: Marshall, there’s a cartoon of you on our coupons.

Barney: Lady, my name’s not Neil.

Barney: A lie is just a great story that someone ruined with the truth.

Ted: Maybe he was just curious. Were you wearing a yellow hat?

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