Lorenzo wrote about the laugh out loud moments in last night's "How I Met Your Mother," with Neil Patrick Harris's Barney Stinson repeatedly breaking in on the "Stand By Me" duet by Wayne Brady and Ben Vereen. CBS doesn't have that clip up on their site, but they do have a clip of an unused take of the same scene. Maybe not quite as funny as the sequence that ended up in the show, but still very LOL-able.
You know how friends and co-workers are always sending you "LOL" responses to your e-mails, text messages, and Facebook updates, even though you know they're not really laughing out loud? Because whatever you just wrote really wasn't that funny, certainly not funny enough to prompt even a giggle out of a half-drunk audience at a "Rules of Engagement" taping, but they'll toss you a courtesy LOL.
So it means something when I say "How I Met Your Mother" made me, dare I say it, laugh out loud Monday night. It's not the first episode where Barney Stinson has broken into song, but the sight of Neil Patrick Harris interrupting Wayne Brady and Ben Vereen's father-son reunion with a goofy sing-along of "Stand By Me," suggests this show may have some life left in it.