Monday, March 9, 2009

Pop Culture Watch: How I Met Your Center [Update]

Despite what one CBS sitcom would have you believe, only in passing on the way from Uniondale to Buffalo.

If you watch How I Met Your Mother, you're aware that the character Robin Scherbatsky, played by Cobie Smulders, is proudly Canadian (as is Smulders—born in Vancouver).

On the episode that aired earlier tonight, Robin was shown in a flashback near comatose and blabbering as a result of taking sleeping pills. In her sleeping stupor, she resorted to her native tongue—hockey play-by-play.

If my ears heard correctly, she called a goal that went something like this: LaFontaine passes to Turgeon, he shoots, he scores!

Obviously that's an impossibility, as the Islanders acquired Turgeon by trading LaFontaine to Buffalo. (And, no, it couldn't have been Sylvain either.) Perhaps the writer was an Islanders fan fantasizing about a ridiculous 1-2 punch up the middle.

But it's always nice to hear two Islanders greats getting a little pub in an unexpected way.

[Update] CBS won't let me embed the video, but here's the link. The scene in question occurs just past the 14-minute mark (you'll have to watch a few commercials). And my memory was a little off...the line was more like, Lafontaine gets the puck to Turgeon. Turgeon shoots...glove saaave.

See, too good to be true. No goal.


islesblogger said...


I am starting to think you watch entirely too much television! LOL

You always catch these little throw-ins - good one!

Islanders Outsider said...

That's entirely possible, Mike. But someone has to catch them!

Anonymous said...

lol, so I watched that the other night
im from buffalo, but not a long time hockey fan....
i couldnt make out the name she said and was pissed

im watching a vintage game on the NHL network now, Blues vs Kings 1996

theres Turgeon!!!!

Islanders Outsider said...

Score one for Google.

I think they're running up the score.