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Let’s Go To The Mall Today

November 21st, 2006

Monday is rapidly becoming my favorite night for television. Heroes has overcome my initial skepticism to become appointment TV. Last night’s payoff to the series’ catchphrase “Save the Cheerleader, Save the World” was riveting. I don’t know where this show is going, but I’m thoroughly enjoying the journey.

How I Met Your Mother continues to be a delightful comedy, and last night’s installment was the best of the season. Ted’s girlfriend Robin had a secret reason for not wanting to go to the mall, and the gang’s efforts to uncover the truth led to a hilarious slapping contest between Marshall and Barney. Yes, it’s just that funny to see two guys smacking the crap out of each other. The truth about Robin–that she enjoyed a brief stint as a bubblegum-pop, mall-touring singer–culminated with the screening of a pitch-perfect parody of ’80s era music video, which CBS has thoughtfully provided on its web site.

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