Friday, June 09, 2006

TV Boyfriends: Marshall Eriksen

The tagline of How I Met Your Mother might be "Haaaaaave you met Ted?" but personally, I'm more interested in meeting Marshall. Sure, Barney's funny, but Marshall's the true catch of the bunch: sweet, smart, a little strange. The kind of guy you could bring home to Mom but who'd also be a formidable opponent at strip Scrabble or an excellent executive mischief consultant.

He and Lily may be temporarily broken up, but that won't last long; Marshall's too rare and remarkable a specimen to be given up for some foray into San Franciscan independence. Here are a few reasons why Marshall rocks:

- He has a healthy libido. "You know who likes long distance? Girls. It is all talking and no sex. Kill me now."
- The Olive Theory shows he's a total romantic.
- He makes one sexy (gay?) pirate and has a keen understanding of the art of coordinated costumes.
- He hearts the environment.
- He's got smarts (See exchange with Barney re: the oldest profession. Barney: "I bet even Cro-Magnons used to give cave hookers an extra fish for putting out." Marshall: "So then the oldest profession would be fisherman. Kaboom! You've been lawyered.")
- His sense of humor is delightfully random, like costuming the anchor on the TV during the morning newscast for extra flavor.
- He rocks a suit. Really. Whew! If looking that hot while selling out is wrong, I don't want him to be right.

Jason Segel, who plays Marshall, seems like a pretty great catch as well. I've been a fan since his days on the awesome, dead before its time Freaks and Geeks, and I absolutely bubbled with glee during his guest spot on Alias a couple years back. Also, he was cool enough to have a cameo in Lollilove, Jenna Fischer's movie; in her commentary she mentions a short movie he made as a joke for his girlfriend, which gave Jenna the idea to make a film herself. Pretty groovy.

In summary: Marshall and Jason are both five-star dudes. Stay classy, TV Boyfriends.


At 7:36 PM, Anonymous GMMR said...

I so didn't know that Jason Segal was in an ep of Alias. Too bad it's not on I lurve Jason....nice call on making him your TV boyfriend. You and Jason, and John and I can double date.


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