Posted by: Craig Woolheater on November 13th, 2005
OK, this is old news…almost a week old in fact, but I just got around to watching it tonight, so I thought that I would mention it anyway.
On this past week’s episode of the CBS primetime series "How I Met Your Mother", there was an interesting subplot involving a weird critter that was being seen in an apartment that several of the main characters share. There were even a few Cryptozoology mentions.
Marshall: No, it wasn’t a cockroach, it had fur. And only mammals have fur.
Lily: It was a cockroach.
Marshall: Come on Lily, the only way it was a cockroach was if it was wearing the skin of a mouse it just killed.
Lily: Oh my god!
Lily: Yeah, it had six legs, a hard exoskeleton…like a roach!
Marshall: But it also had mouse-like characteristics, grey brown tufts of fur, a tail.
Robin: So which is it, a cockroach or a mouse?
Lily: It’s a cockamouse!
Lily: It’s a whole new species, the cockamouse.
Marshall: And it’s the size of a potato.
Robin: So what now, the cocka-potato-mouse?
Marshall: Don’t make it sound ridiculous, it’s a cockamouse.
Marshall: And like the majestic seahorse, it’s hermaphroditic.
Lily: Obviously the whole thing is shrouded in mystery.
Marshall: For as much as we know about the cockamouse, there’s still so much we don’t know.
Robin: Well, we know there is no such thing as the cockamouse, what we don’t know is what you guys have been smoking.
Marshall: So you really don’t believe in the cockamouse?
Robin: Well, I believe that you saw something perfectly normal, but you’ve exaggerated it in your mind … you know, like the Loch Ness Monster.
Marshall: If by "like the Loch Ness Monster," you mean totally exists and is awesome, then yeah, it’s like the Loch Ness Monster!
Marshall & Lily: (building a trap)
Robin: Wow, that’s a pretty sophisticated trap. You think the roadrunner’s gonna fall for it?
Lily: We get it, you’re skeptical, but Marshall and I are believers. We believe.
Marshall: Yeah, the universe is mysterious and awesome. You’ve got the Bermuda Triangle, ghosts, Bigfoot.
Robin: Bad maps, creaky houses, hillbilly in a gorilla suit.