Why Barney Stinson is AWESOME

If you still haven’t watched How I Met Your Mother, what are you waiting for? The show might be about main character Ted telling his children the story of how he met their mother, and yes we might all be waiting and guessing who that mother will be, BUT that is not the reason for watching this show. The sole reason for watching is for the brilliant Barney Stinson, played by Neil Patrick Harris. Barney is full of catch phrases that you can’t help but say such as ‘Awesome’, ‘Legen…wait for it…dary, Legendary’ and ‘Suit up’. And the latest season’s second episode provided another reason to love Mr Stinson. Bringing back Barney’s gay black brother, we learn more about Barney’s past and how when it comes to his childhood he is a bit naive about his everything his mother has told him. We meet who we think may be Barney’s dad, but is in fact his brothers father (still Barney thinks its his father, although that is impossible). Barney provides some great entertainment annoying his brother and new found father by joining in on their ‘bonding’ song.

Neil Patrick Harris has a background in singing, just check out Dr. Horrible’s Sing-a-long for a great example, so when you mix that with his comic acting it makes for laugh-out-loud entertainment. Not forgetting Jason Segal of course, who wrote and performed the brilliant Slap song, but that’s another story….


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