Ever thought about what your favorite TV characters would be doing in real life? Well, here at CultureRun, many of our team meetings are spent digressing onto such exhilarating and stimulating conversations. A recent one involved what would the characters on HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER be doing/attending in reality.
Of course, they had to include our Upcoming ShareShops 🙂
Always on the lookout for Mrs. Moseby…or even a LINK to Mrs. Moseby, Ted would be thrilled to find out about our Man’s Guide to Women: Making a Great First Impression ShareShop. His over enthusiasm would bubble into him trying on a variety of outfits – including the horrendous red cowboy boots – to settle on the perfect first date outfit (a requirement for attending the class).
He would be the first one there, the first one with his hands up asking questions and he would most probably be taking feverish notes.All of which he would relay back to the gang at MacLaren’s. His excitement would be utterly unbounded when he discovers the DSD Speed Social and he would be all over it like a giraffe to juicy green leaves (ignore the odd comparison, thanks). Spruced up, nervous, and probably with a few key pointers from his previous ShareShop on meticulously printed notecards stuffed into his blazer pocket, Ted would rock up – cool hipster look on point. He’d probably even practice his ‘uber-cool architectural did-you-knows and jokes on the gang before leaving.
Obviously, none would find them amusing.
Never one to pass up the opportunity to test out new pick-up lines or finish a “challenge”, Barney would be wherever there were the most girls – capitalizing on the numbers and knowing there would be a win in the end. The Supper Cupcake Party would be the perfect event for him. Pretending (or shockingly knowing everything after thoroughly reading up on it) to know everything their is to know about cupcakes and cupcake decorating, Barney would probably be the first one signed up and there suited up and pink apron in tow. Of course, with overflowing enthusiasm and compassion.
It would be Legen-wait-for-it ….. DAIRY.
Robin’s ultra competitive spirit would probably motivate her to do something different after a long day at World Wide News. The Giant Boardgame Night would be right up her alley. Trying to rally up the gang to compete as a team in the Giant Jenga competition would be a mission in itself what with Lily and Marshall’s recent tiny addition to the brood, but her determination would win over all.
They may, however, end up with slight (loving) loathing towards her by the end of the night. That Canadian fighter in her may push a few wrong buttons here and there.
Lily & Marshall:
What with their new little tyke Marvin Wait-for-it Eriksen (is that legendary or questionable – the vote goes to you!), Lily and Marshall would probably have their hands full with diapers, pacifiers, all nighters and baby wipes. Lily’s anger management issues and Marshall’s panic issues would no doubtedly create an atmosphere of stress and tension. What better way to unwind than to attend a relaxing night of craft, community and creativity at our Guerrilla Craft Night. My guess is Marshall would surprise Lily with this to help calm her down (and perhaps make his life much easier). Using her art background, Lily would be there instantly geared up and ready to make the best craft seen to mankind. She may possibly be one of the most competitive, alpha-females on TV today.
Meanwhile poor little Marvin Wait-for-it Eriksen would be left alone with Ted and Robin whose babysitting skills make even a 5 year look competent of taking care of a baby. Robin’s knowledge of barnyard animals and Ted’s bewilderment would result in an amusing yet worrying episode. If only someone would film that. 😉
The Whole Gang:
Ah MacLaren’s. Home to the round table discussions about Barney’s latest challenge, Ted’s newest girl crush/problem, Lily’s latest master plan, Robin’s more often than not unappreciated Canadian praises and Marshall’s drunken escapades. Alcohol seems to be at the crux of the group – it helps them through the tough, the bad, the good and the amazing. It is no wonder then, that the Cocktail Masterclass would provide the perfect backdrop for the gang to do something different (ahem. see what I did there?). Unaccustomed to actually mingling with OTHER social groups *gasp*, the gang would turn up undeniably late – probably due to some catastrophe little Marvin had, a suit related catastrophe with Barney (either that or he saw his newest challenge and ran after her) or…well they were just chilling in MacLaren’s and took about half an hour to actually leave. They would awkwardly stand around before Barney, yet again, spots his newest seemingly unattainable target and flies off to mix a round of what he would probably call “The Barnster” cocktail to woo his victim. Lily and Marshall would excitedly get involved in the mixology education … and more importantly, the actual drinking. We would not be surprised if they drank a little more than their fair share! Meanwhile Robin would have probably been swept by some unsuspecting guy in the corner whilst Ted would be left to make awkward chitchat with the person(s) on either side of him.
To be fair, the whole gang would return to MacLaren’s later that night and breathe a sigh of relief to plunge into the not-so-soft cushions of their booth whilst remarking on the enjoyable experience of the ShareShop.
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