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How I Met Your Mother 8.2 “Pre-Nup” (***) — After a summer of love, the gang goes through their first break -up in the fall after the idea of a pre-nup is brought up.

“The summer of 2012 was the summer of love. Barney and Quinn. Me and Victoria. Robin and Nick. Lily, Marshall and Marvin. Everyone was happy as can be. Which means there absolutely no good stories. Let’s skip ahead.” — Ted

“First of all. If you have an onion bagel, you don’t need scallion cream cheese.” — Barney

“I even lost out with the kids. Full custody! I got full custody of the kids!” — Barney’s co-worker
“Your kids are horrible.” — Barney

“Can you believe that? He wants me to sign a pre-nup!” — Quinn
“Can you believe that? She wants to read it!” — Barney

“You named lady parts?” — Ted
“Everyone does.” — Marshall
“So Lily?” — Ted
“Snap. Crackle. Pop.” — Marshall

“I was hormonal and suddenly, this primal protective mother voice came out of me. Actually, it was two voices and I seriously think one was coming from my vagina.” — Lily

“Oh I’m sorry. I didn’t realize it takes 42 inches to keep you satisfied.” — Nick

“I get turned on by myself doing news during sex.” — Robin

“It’s here to protect you…from being unappealing to me.” — Barney

“In the event of divorce, Ms. Garvey should get full custody of Mr. Stinson’s suits? Why? Would you do with them?” — Barney
“Nothing. I’d just sit around and watch them go out of style.” — Quinn
“That’s sick!” — Barney

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How I Met Your Mother 8.1 “Farhampton” (***1/2) — A little ways down the road, Ted tells the story of the moments after Victoria left her husband at the altar. Meanwhile, it is revealed to Quinn that Barney used to date Robin.

“I’d have a better time at home. It’s corn flower blue! It’s corn flower blue!” — Ted

“Got it! Man! That sonofabitch have been in there since breakfast. Robin 1, Poppy Seed 0.” — Robin

“Would you guys be my bridesmaids?” — Quinn
“We’d be honored!” — Marshall

“When you leave someone at the altar, you leave a note. It’s common courtesy!” — Ted

“I’ll tell you everything. The whole story.” — Barney
“Fine. You have one minute before I walk through that door.” — Quinn
“Uh, it’s a long story. Gonna take a little longer than a minute.” — Barney
“52 seconds.” — Quinn
“Seven years ago, when Marshall and Lily got engaged, Ted saw Robin across a crowded room and I said ‘Oh yeah. You know she likes it dirty’ but Ted really liked her so we played ‘Have you met Ted?’ They went to dinner, he walked her home, should’ve kissed her. Didn’t. Lame. So he stole a smurf penis, went back to her place. Should’ve kissed her. Didn’t. Lame. He threw parties. They kissed on the roof. But decided to be friends. Lame. Then Ted wanted to take Robin to a wedding. She couldn’t go. He went alone. Met Victoria. Didn’t kiss her either. Lame. Not a great closer, Ted. But he finally kissed her. They started dating. She went to Germany. Ted kissed Robin. Lost Victoria. Ted did a rain dance. Got Robin. Ted and Robin broke up. Robin moved to Brazil. Came back with a Latin stud. Ted got jealous. Got a tramp stamp. Not really relevant to the story. I just like mentioning that as much as possible. I hooked up with Robin. ┬áTed and I stopped being friends. Ted got hit by a bus. We made up. Robin and I started dating. I got fat. Her hair fell out. We broke up. Robin dated Don. I dated Nora. Cheated on her with Robin. I dumped Nora. Robin dated Kevin, but not for long. Then I met you and you took my grandpa’s watch, but I fell in love with you anyway. And you let me fart in front of you. And I asked you to marry me. And you said yes. And you came over here and that’s everything. Also, I went on Price is Right and I won a dune buggy.” — Barney

“She let you fart in front of her?” — Lily

TV: 2012 Emmy Nominations

Posted: July 19, 2012 in Television

Best Drama
“Boardwalk Empire”
“Breaking Bad”
“Downton Abbey”
“Mad Men”
“Game of Thrones”

Best Actor — Drama
Steve Buscemi, “Boardwalk Empire”
Bryan Cranston, “Breaking Bad”
Michael C. Hall, “Dexter”
Damien Lewis, “Homeland”
Jon Hamm, “Mad Men”
Timothy Olyphant, “Justified”
Jon Hamm, “Mad Men”
Hugh Bonneville, “Downton Abbey”

Best Supporting Actor — Drama
Peter Dinklage — “Game of Thrones”
Giancarlo Esposito — “Breaking Bad”
Jared Harris — “Mad Men”
Brendan Coye, “Downton Abbey”
Jim Carter, “Downton Abbey”
Aaron Paul — “Breaking Bad”

Best Supporting Actress — Drama
Archie Punjabi, “The Good Wife”
Anna Gunn, “Breaking Bad”
Maggie Smith, “Downton Abbey”
Joanne Froggat, “Downton Abbey”
Christina Hendrix, “Mad Men”
Christine Baranski, “Good Wife”

Best Actress — Drama
Claire Danes — “Homeland”
Julianna Margulies — “The Good Wife”
Elisabeth Moss — “Mad Men”
Kathy Bates, “Harry’s Law”
Glenn Close, “Damges”
Michelle Dockery, “Downton Abby”

Best Comedy
“Modern Family,”
“30 Rock,”
“The Big Bang Theory”
“Curb Your Enthusiasm”

Best Actress — Comedy
Tina Fey — “30 Rock”
Lena Dunham — “Girls”
Zooey Deschanel, “New Girl”
Julia Louis Dreyfus — “Veep”
Amy Poehler — “Parks and Recreation”
Melissa McCarthy, “Mike and Molly”
Edie Falco, “Nurse Jackie”

Best Actor — Comedy
Don Cheadle — “House of Lies”
Louis C.K. — “Louie”
Jon Cryer, “Two and a Half Men”
Larry David, “Curb Your Enthusiasm”
Jim Parsons, “Big Bang Theory”
Alec Baldwin, “30 Rock”

Best Supporting Actress — Comedy
Miayim Balik, “Big Bang Theory”
Meritt Weaver, “Nurse Jackie”
Julie Bowen, “Modern Family”
Kristen Wiig, “Saturday Night Live”
Sofia Vergara, “Modern Family”
Kathryn Joosten, “Desperate Housewives”

Best Supporting Actor — Comedy
Max Greenfield, “New Girl”
Bill Hader, “Saturday NIght Live”
Ed O’Neill, “Modern Family”
Ty Burrell, “Modern Family”
Eric Stonestreet, “Modern Family”
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, “Modern Family”

Best Television Movie or Miniseries
“Hemingay and Gelhorn”
“American Horror Story”
“Hatfields and McCoys”
“Game Change”

Lead Actress — TV Movie or Miniseries
Julianne Moore, “Game Change”
Nicole Kidman, “Hemingway and Gelhorn”
Connie Britton, “American Horror Story”
Ashley Judd, “Missing”
Emma Thompson, “The Song of Lunch”

Lead Actor — TV Movie or Miniseries
Woody Harrelson, “Game Change”
Clive Owen, “Hemingway and Gelhorn”
Benedict Cumberbatch, “Sherlock”
Idris Elba, “Luther”
Kevin Costner, “Hatfields & McCoys”
Bill Paxton, “Hatfields & McCoys”