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Cryptozoology on Primetime TV

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!

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.

Craig Woolheater – has written 2523 posts on this site.
Co-founder of Cryptomundo in 2005. I have appeared in or contributed to the following TV programs, documentaries and films: OLN's Mysterious Encounters: "Caddo Critter", Southern Fried Bigfoot, Travel Channel's Weird Travels: "Bigfoot", History Channel's MonsterQuest: "Swamp Stalker", The Wild Man of the Navidad Destination America's Monsters and Mysteries in America: Texas Terror - Lake Worth Monster.


One Response to “Cryptozoology on Primetime TV”

  1. Melissa responds:

    Interesting- I didnt see that show.. Might have to check it out now.



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