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Frisky Rant: “How I Met Your Mother” Broke My Heart And I Have Way Too Many Feels About It

Frisky Rant: "How I Met Your Mother" Broke My Heart And I Have Way Too Many Feels About It

SPOILERS AHEAD! 

I used to think people who got really worked up over TV series finales were a little insane. What could possibly prompt someone to spend days crying real tears over characters that don’t even exist? Why would viewers get so delusional as to believe a show’s writers and producers owed them something?

But then “How I Met Your Mother” broke my heart last night. Keep reading »

Watch Jason Segel And Neil Patrick Harris Perform An Impromptu Duet From “Les Misérables”

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They Nailed It!

Attention theatre nerds and “How I Met Your Mother” fans, alike. Gather ‘round, my children and see what happened on Thursday night’s episode of “Inside The Actor’s Studio.” In honor of the series finale of “HIMYM” and the Broadway revival of the legendary “Les Mis,” Jason Segel and Neil Patrick Harris performed an impromptu version of “The Confrontation” with Segel singing the part of Jean Valjean and NPH as Javert. Most impressive: they did it a cappella. They are true performers. I feel like this could happen for real. [People]

Mindy Kaling On Diversity: “I’m A F**king Indian Woman Who Has Her Own F**king Network TV Show, OK?”

“I look at shows on TV, and this is going to just seem defensive, but I’m just gonna say it: I’m a fucking Indian woman who has her own fucking network television show, OK? … I have four series regulars that are women on my show, and no one asks any of the shows I adore — and I won’t name them because they’re my friends — why no leads on their shows are women or of color, and I’m the one that gets lobbied about these things. And I’ll answer them, I will. But I know what’s going on here. … It is a little insulting because, I’m like, God, what can I — oh, I’m sitting in it. I have 75 percent of the lines on the show. … And I’m like, oh wait, it’s not like I’m running a country, I’m not a political figure. I’m someone who’s writing a show and I want to use funny people. And it feels like it diminishes the incredibly funny women who do come on my show… I don’t know, it’s a little frustrating.”

This is Mindy Kaling‘s response (as quoted by Flavorwire) when she got asked at a SXSW panel why Mindy is the only female doctor and the only doctor of color on her show, “The Mindy Project,” which she writes, executive produces, and stars in. I don’t blame her for being defensive or feeling frustrated: it is a show written/produced/starring a woman of color with a bunch of female co-stars and yet these types of questions from journalists still insinuate that Kaling not doing enough. Keep reading »

“How I Met Your Mother” Puts White Characters In Asian “Yellowface” [UPDATE]

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UPDATE, 1/16/14, 11a.m.: Commenters have pointed out to me that there were numerous errors in this post. I apologize for the errors and my ignorance on these differences.  

Last night’s episode of CBS’ “How I Met Your Mother” is under fire for the racist decision to depict three of its white characters in “yellowface” — that is, dressing up like they are Asian, in this case Japanese in this case Chinese.  Alyson Hannigan and Cobie Smulders both dressed in kimonos Chinese gowns, their hair pinned up geisha-style, and ate using chopsticks; Radnor wore a silk jacket and a long Fu Manchu mustache. There were fans, references to Shanghai and jokes about noodles.  Keep reading »

“How I Met Your Mother” Finally Reveals The Mom

Meet Robin Sparkles
Cobie Smulders on her "HIMYM" alter ego. Read More »
Circumstantial Hotness
It's a boost of sexiness due to a change of environment or circumstance. Read More »
Cobie Smoulders
Cobie Smulders smoulders on the cover of "Maxim." Read More »
  • And the mom on “How I Met Your Mother” is (drumroll please) …. [TVline]
  • Stefon, noooooo! Bill Hader is leaving “Saturday Night Live” after eight years. [Entertainment Weekly]
  • Roll eyes: “Teen Mom”/porn star Farrah Abraham publicly shopped for a pregnancy test in front of paparazzi. Such an obvious set-up for the cameras. [TMZ]
  • Jaden Smith asked his parents Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith if he could be legally emancipated from them as a 15th birthday gift. [Herald Sun]
  • Beyoncé’s friend has put the kibosh on rumors she’s preggo with baby #2. [Global Grind] Keep reading »

Circumstantial Hotness & The “Sex-retary” Effect

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Random things that will definitely turn him on. Read More »
Total Turn-Offs
Things guys have said to us that have totally turned us off. Read More »
Dating A Coworker
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In defense of dating a co-worker. Read More »

I’m a big fan of the show “How I Met Your Mother.” During a particularly memorable episode, the characters discuss the concept of “Circumstantial Hotness.” What is Circumstantial Hotness, you ask? It’s an turbo boost of sexiness due to a change in environment or circumstance. In “How I Met Your Mother,” the theory is proven valid when Robin walks behind the bar and is instantly transformed into a super sexy bartendress.

What does this have to do with being a secretary? Keep reading »

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