How I Met Your Mother Files: The Open Marriage. The font in the first
frame is different to show that it is the actual dialog from “Three
Words,” from which most of the screen caps come (Reyes and Scully from
“Nothing Important Happened Today,” and Mulder and Krycek from
“Tunguska.”). The rest of the dialog is all from HIMYM Season 8, Episode
17, “The Ashtray.”
Zoey’s ex-husband, The Captain, unexpectedly calls Ted; and the gang reminisces about what happened the last time they saw him.
The episode went back to what it does well, telling a story repeatedly but from different point of views, each time getting that bit more funnier and able to explain it better.
But the episode seemed to exist to give Lily something. Since the beginning of the show, Lily has always wanted to do something with Art, whilst everyone else around her has gotten to do what they want to do, Lily hasn’t, and this episode changed that with her becoming the captains art consultant.
Producer of the Year — When Houston rapper Pimp C said several months before his 2007 death that Atlanta wasn’t really the South, trill folk knew exactly what he was talm ‘bout. Truth is A-Town hip-hop hasn’t had a distinct or truly identifiable Southern sound on the production tip since Organized Noize laid down its Dungeon Family blueprint (OutKast, Society of Soul, Goodie Mob, Witchdoctor, Cool Breeze) in the mid-'90s. Which is why the July release of DJ Burn One’s instrumental mixtapeThe Ashtray struck such a chord. It was as if he and his Five Points production company had unearthed the frequency of Georgia red clay itself. With a retro-futuristic vibe that meshes the country twang of guitar licks and the ghetto knock of 808s with bluesy, hypnotic bass lines and dirty church organs, The Ashtray sounds a clarion call for the rebirth of riding music, fueled by inner-city struggle and a stiff shot of Southern comfort. — RC