Episode Reviews

Baby Talk

In Baby Talk, we see how Marshal and Lilly deal with the idea of having either a boy or girl, and Robin comes to a realization that she is possibly too independent, scaring away men.

"Marshals Voice Group" Tonight’s episode of How I Met Your Mother is an equal balance concentrating on both Marshal and Lilly’s baby making adventure and Robin’s realization that she’s perhaps an overly independent woman.

Overall, while it was a decent episode, I didn’t think “Baby Talk” was as strong as the previous couple week’s showings. There was plenty of humor as we saw the return of Barney’s challenges (to score by talking like a little boy), as well as some really creepy scenes of Becky acting like a little girl. I did like the fact that the writers spent some time working on Marshal and Lilly’s relationship and their realization that they really are trying to have a baby, which includes finding names and the idea that boy or girl, one of them might not get exactly what they were hoping for.

Interestingly, I had expected to see a lot more along the Robin/Becky storyline with actual conflict, but it was mostly an episode of self awareness by Robin. There were several touching lines by Barney as he reassured her awesomeness, a thinly veiled remark to remind everyone that he still is in love with her.

Other Thoughts

  • Marshal’s Glee group is both hilarious and creepy.
  • Secret to having a boy
    • Don’t let woman eat lemons (baby fertilizer)
    • Eat a jar of pickled herrings
    • Ice your junk
    • Face her north
  • Secret to having a girl
    • Eat lemons
    • Heat up your junk
    • Face South
  • I don’t want a girl, I just want a little boy
  • Of all the women in New York, you had to go out with an 8 year old.
  • Ted’s western style recall of the spider incident is also super creepy.
  • Marshal’s biggest fear, is his future daughter marry’s a “Barney”.


This week’s challenge, score by talking as a little boy. Attempted pickup lines include:

  • You got some tiggo-bitties
  • Gosh your body is a perfect this many (holding out 10 fingers)
  • Do you wanna wrestle in our special bathing suits?
  • Wanna come back to my place and play telephone? i got the strings, you got the cans.

I’ve used the word “creepy” to describe this episode in great length. I guess that is kind of the general feel of it.

By Kien Tran

Based in Dallas, Texas, Kien Tran is an avid television enthusiast. After spending hundreds of hours wasting away on a couch, he decided to actually do something creative with his hobby and created this very blog.

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