Season 6, Episode 8
Original Airdate: November 8th, 2010
"Galactic Superstar President McAwesomeville"- That really should be Ted's name for himself. After the lackluster episode that was "Canning Randy", HIMYM is back on track with a great episode exploring the personal histories of the characters. Set against a backdrop of a black tie soirre, the gang is at a GNB celebration hosted by a man who calls himself THE CAPTAIN. Kyle Mclaughlin is hysterically awesome as the captain; he's stuffy, but easy going and I would definitely like to see him return one day. Marshall and Lily have an argument over Marshall's decision to stay at GNB despite his college dreams of being an environmental lawyer. Meanwhile, Barney and Robin have a contest to see who can touch the most exhibits (personally, I felt Robin won when she toted around a stuffed penguin like it was her date). The episode worked really well with good jokes, touching moments, and the sight of Barney atop a stuffed lion.
Rating: * * * * 1/2 of 5