How I Met Your Mother Review: “Twelve Horny Women” (Season 8, Episode 8)

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Marshall wins the case, and is extremely excited about the $25 million that Gruber will have to pay out, and indeed the judge finds them guilty and demands they pay 25… thousand dollars. Marshall is obviously upset by this, but the judge says he doesn’t want to bring an important company like Gruber down over a bit of pollution.

A few days later, Brad stops by MacLaren’s to see Marshall. He tells Marshall that he realized he got into law to fight for the little guy, so he quit his job with Gruber to join Marshall firm. He got the job by promising to use all the manipulating and pen-dropping that he used against Marshall, to help the environment.

Marshall is at first reluctant to forgive Brad, but when Brad informs him that he has reservations for brunch the next day, Marshall is glad to again have his friend back.

He thanks Marshall for showing him the light, and says that it ought to be people like Marshall making the rulings. This leads Marshall to the realization that he wants to be a judge, and we find out that it isn’t a disciplinary hearing as it seems, but instead Marshall is looking to become a judge.

While Marshall is busy with his case, the rest of the group is arguing over who was a bigger badass as a teen. Lily says she was so bad that even Scooter was afraid of her when they started dating. Lily’s stories are some great scenes, including her giving Scooter his nickname and telling a cop that she’s proud of him for knowing how to read.

Barney says that he was the biggest badass since he was always in jail when he was young. It momentarily looks like he was actually as bad as he claims when a bailiff in the courthouse recognizes Barney but says he almost didn’t without the handcuffs. Turns out him and Barney were in the same magic club, and Barney’s specialty was, you guessed it, escaping from handcuffs.

Ted’s story is brief, but he tells of a time where he was getting a mugshot taken and tells the photographer “be sure to get my good side, princess.” It turns out he actually was talking to a princess, as the photograph in question was taken at a renaissance faire.

Robin initially holds off on her story, but she tells of the dark side of being a Canadian teen pop star. Once at a hotel party, a pair of mounties showed up and asked her to turn the music down. Instead of obliging  she throws the TV out the window, and three hours later was arrested drunk, naked, and on a Zamboni. Turns out she actually made her own bed, only used one washcloth, and got a trophy for the nicest hotel guest ever.

The only one whose story isn’t shot down is Lily, and sure enough, at the end of the episode she starts her creepy whistle, and the streets clear of children and the elderly alike.

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