The opening slap is a microcosm of the show – Slow, boring, and unfunny. Taking way too long to land something that isn’t remotely interesting anymore and only hurts the characters. Then, Barney’s list jokes don’t come close to funny. Yet somehow, the episode turned for the better. Marshall’s version of his story was pretty funny. Laugh out loud? Perhaps not always, but definitely enjoyable throughout. Especially the kid who introduces him to the slap of one million (or one thousand) exploding suns.
It was a little hokey, but I liked the kung fu/Kill Bill spoof. Aside from the inspired premise, this half hour did a good job of highlighting all of the actors, while staying true to most of them. The three mentors played by the gang was a nice touch to include them, but not feature them.
It’s amazing what leaving the Inn can do for my viewing pleasure. Following up on the hanging slap plot like that was fun and I think that Marshall has one more slap left from the bet. Let’s hope it’s the last scene of the show in the future. Marshall may be the only character left who still holds up and focusing an episode on him was worth it to start this final run.
I hope they can keep the quirk of this episode while moving forward, as it is much needed.
- I still laugh every time somebody gets slapped. I’m a child.
- The Boyz to Men cameo didn’t do it for me, but it definitely heightened the absurdity! It doesn’t compare to the last scene in This Is The End.
- I wish you much gold.
Keep on Watchin’!