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Ted: She chews loudly. Why do you think we call her Chewbacca?
Marshall: Because she’s loyal, wears shiny belts, and I resemble a young Harrison Ford.
Shortly after this scene in How I Met Your Mother’s “Spoiler Alert” episode, Marshall experiences a sinking realization that his fiancée Lilly “chews loudly,” something Marshall never seemed to notice before. Cue the tacky yet–highly effective–“glass shattering” sound effects and 20 minutes of comedic exploitation of the gang’s annoying quirks, and you get five friends with a hilariously devastating new awareness of each other’s flaws, and one brilliant episode. [excerpt]
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Lindholm, Emily M., "How I Met Your Mother & Other Spoiler Alerts" (2013). SURGE. 133.