Russian Version Proves How I Met Your Mother Transcends Language

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It’s a testament to the entrenched structure and rhythm of sitcoms that most of us can watch this Russian version of How I Met Your Mother and know exactly the jokes being made. A man falls in love with a woman on-sight, as denoted by slow-motion? Check. The woman throws a drink in the man’s face for making a misogynistic yet endearing come-on?  Check. He later embarrasses himself in front of a pretty, barely legal extra after drinking too much? Check. Someone falls off a chair onto his face? Double Check. The man’s slimy friend in a dapper suit just wants to get in? Check and check. The protagonist gets his dick stuck while fucking in a pineapple on stage at the Apollo and the crowd goes wild? Check, forever.