VERY fun "How I Met Your Mother" and "Big Bang Theory." The "It Was the Best Night Ever" video, above, isn't quite in the league with "Let's Go to the Mall" or "Sandcastles in the Sand," but it's still amusing. More after the jump. ...
UPDATE: Chuck Liddell went bye-bye on "DWTS." As it says in my earlier notes below, I expected it to be Michael Irvin or possibly Louie Vito. Liddell was also awful, of course. But Aaron Carter in the bottom two? That's a head-scratcher.
And now my earlier post:
I tend to prefer ["HIMYM"'] episodes that aren't Ted-centric, and this one more than qualified. Yes, there was the Ted-the-sexless-innkeeper subplot, but even that was more Barney's story (and poem) than Ted's. And the couples-needing-couples stuff was well done.
"Big Bang Theory" also made me laugh a lot, especially during the deliberately endless "Eye of the Tiger" montage. But now I have a craving for salami and scrambled eggs. It has taken me a long time to warm up to the show, but I've gotten there.
"Dancing With the Stars" was really odd, both because some contestants were so lackluster (why on earth did Louie Vito WALK through his entire number?) and because the judges were once again in a weird alt-universe. No way Melissa Joan Hart deserved the scores she received; Donny Osmond was dogged by the judges, and -- while I think Mya is by far the best dancer on the show right now -- I have to wonder if she is getting 10s from Carrie Ann and Bruno because they know she will get a lowball score from Len.
Who's going home? Probably Michael Irvin, but I wouldn't be shocked by Louie Vito. Anyone else gone would be a surprise.
I watched "Saturday Night Live" and am wondering more and more why I bother. Tired bits, and an increasing number of recurring skits I skip. About the only thing that made me smile was the Maya Angelou monologue.