• Wed, Jun 29 2011

Martin Short Will Boss Jason Segel Around on ‘How I Met Your Mother’

In a possible recasting decision, Martin Short is replacing Dave Foley as Marshall’s (Jason Segel) new boss on season 7 of How I Met Your Mother. In May’s finale, Marshall stumbled his way through an interview at a prestigious law firm, trying to impress Foley’s character even though he knew he was seconds away from blowing chunks.

But from this behind-the-scenes news, it sounds like Marshall got the job anyway. What’s unclear is if Short is playing Foley’s character, or if the writers are going to introduce a whole new boss (at the same firm, we assume) to torment Marshall. I’m not super jazzed about this, mostly because I’ve never been a Martin Short fan. I find his comedy way too frenetic and loud.

That style fit his Arrested Development character, Uncle Jack because of his crazy background: He was a stuntman who lost the use of his legs after trying to squat 350 pounds and asked to be thrown at people. But that was an absurd show; if Short goes for that humor on HIMYM, it’ll just look out of place.

I’d be glad to be proven wrong!

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