Tuesday, April 13, 2010
TAKE YOUR STINKING PAWS OFF ME, YOU DAMNED DIRTY APE: We haven't written about HIMYM for a while, and I don't know that there's much to say. I suspect that, love it, like it, or hate it, you know how you feel about it. I just wanted to say that the Stones' "Monkey Man," which bookended last night's episode, is underrated soundtrack music. It's from the most fecund period of one of the greatest pop acts of all time, it has a nice quiet-suspenseful intro that worked quite well in the HIMYM open, and by the end it has a great head of steam going that worked both musically and in an on-the-nose way for the climax of a silly plot. I only wish HIMYM would mix the music (both score and songs) louder -- I can't think of another show that seems as sheepish about its bumpers. Remember when Friends used to split scenes with the staccato hiccups of "Rattled by the Rush" at top volume?
Posted by Isaac Spaceman at 1:41 PM