(Also: penguins as black-and-white Ewoks.)
Gotta love how people take archetypal male/female pairings without thinking. I mean, Hansel&Gretel totally hits my sibscest kink, but....
I wonder how intentional the Yale a cappella joke was, 'cause Yale's actually noted for good a cappella (the Whiffenpoofs -- I know this 'cause of the Smithenpoofs).
I find it interesting that Barney never does go to the Victoria's Secret yacht party.
"I never played team sports."
"Are playing I Never? 'Cause all that's left is peach schnapps."
Yes I enjoy the canon detail that Robin played single's tennis in high school. And in contrast to my initial reaction to 2.04 "Ted Mosby, Architect" I find myself really sympathetic -- maybe because it's framed as self-centered [literal meaning, sans pejorative connotations] in a way that really resonates with me.