Friends may live on in reruns, but ever since the show went off the air, I've been in search of my new sitcom obsession... until I met How I Met Your Mother.
The Monday night CBS show has the same LOL humor about the kind of friends you hope you'll have after college... but with a romantic mystery underlining it since the show is actually from the point of view of Ted (Josh Radnor) talking in the future (voiced by Bob Saget) to his kids (Lyndsy Fonseca and Wizards of Waverly Place star David Henrie... yup, he's on two shows now!) about how he met their mother.
And the show is celebrating its 100th episode this Monday, January 11, with an all-new episode at 8 p.m. ET/PT that drops some serious hints about who the mother might be when Ted meets a new girl played by The O.C.'s Rachel Bilson.
But that's not all that makes this episode special. Barney (soon-to-be American Idol guest judge Neil Patrick Harris), who's basic character trait is that he thinks he's awesome -- ha!, has to decide between a girl played by Stacey Keibler (who's totally dekked out with Taylor Swift style in this episode!) and his favorite fashion statement -- suits.
The decision sends him on a musical number, "Girls Vs. Suits," that totally rivals High School Musical's "Stick to the Status Quo." With hilarious lines from all the cast members -- Marshall (funny guy Jason Segal from Forgetting Sarah Marshall), Lily (Buffy the Vampire Slayer's Alyson Hannigan), and Robin (Colbie Smulders -- whose Robin Sparkles videos you must see online!) -- and a crazy but catchy tune, this song will be running through your head as much as Taylor Swift's SNL "Monologue Song."
I was lucky enough to watch the episode already and -- and trust me, this is one half-hour of television that in the words of Barney is, legend -- wait for it! -- ary!
Check out this clip from the musical number:
Check it out on Monday night and let me know what you think!
Can't wait to hear from you, Rachel Chang J-14 Editor
Photo: Courtesy of CBS
Check out some behind-the-scenes secrets from the episode: