I will always say that getting away from the Inn is never a bad thing. This episode was extremely clever and did work on some levels. On the other hand, it wasn’t very funny and it only prolonged Marshall’s return.
The continuous rhyming was clever and fun and didn’t get annoying as it had the opportunity many times. Mentally it was a nice departure from what we’ve been getting. I was happy to just sit back and enjoy, as the rhyming was a distraction from the mess that the show it now.
The thing is, all of the stories didn’t work for me, or at least only worked in places. Robin’s cake story was by far the best of the three, but Barney is just too outrageous, even for a story that is purposefully over the top. Once again, the mother wasn’t involved, so that was a disappointment, but all in all an adequate break from the usual drivel.
Keep on Watchin’!