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How I Met Your Mother's wedding-set final season is, fittingly, turning to the CBS comedy in a recurring capacity as Barney's brother James in. How I Met Your Mother / 27 Nov AM PST This week's episode of Mother will introduce Barney's (Harris) brother James (Brady), and as it turns in which Robin (Cobie Smulders) is looking forward to meeting James for the first. The Stinson House is Barney and James Stinson's childhood home and meeting Barney's mother, Loretta, and brother, James at the house in Staten Island.
They shoot this show differently from most sitcoms, without a live studio audience. How do you like that dynamic? Because I think what ends up happening with a studio audience, whether you're doing sketch comedy, improv or sitcom, and I've done all three now, is that you sometimes get fooled. Because the live audience, in the way that you deliver something, is like, "Yeaaaah!James Sacrifices himself to save barney
There's no audience to play for. You're really in the scene and you're really there and the jokes come when they need to, and it's real. You're not pandering to a crowd. Have you done much working on this show? Folks ask that all the time, but I mean, why? It's a scripted show. Why would I want to do that? Folks look at you and go, "Oh, you do improv! So you're the improv guy?
I'm lucky because an improv show made me famous, but that's that. I'm very lucky that I get a chance to work with the writers like this that basically give you gold. And if there's any improvisation, it's in taking what they already have on the page and putting stuff around it.
Like I came up with this runway bit that we just added into the scene, but I kept the exact same words, so it worked. That's the best part of being here, is just trusting those guys. How would you describe the dynamic between Barney and his brother James?
They really love each other. And they enjoy being each other's best friend, which makes the story very real, because at one point, Barney is very [with James].
He feels he's losing his buddy. And that's a very real dynamic. And so I'm glad that this sitcom isn't shtick, shtick, shtick, like some shows. In " I Heart NJ ", for example, he refuses to put down his fist unless someone offers him a fist bump.
By the end of the episode, he has the same fist elevated in a sling after struggling to keep his fist up throughout the episode. In " Lucky Penny ", when the others do not believe that he can run the New York City Marathon the next day without training, Barney immediately agrees to do so. Although he succeeds, he is unable to walk afterwards. Although he thinks of himself as worldly, Barney is sometimes extremely naive, believing many lies his mother told him well into adulthood, such as believing that Bob Barker is his father.
Barney, like Harris himself, is an illusionist. His favorite types of magic tricks involve fire, as seen in the tenth episode of the second season, " Single Stamina " and in the fourth episode of the fourth season, " Intervention ". Barney uses magic tricks mostly to pick up women. His most common method of picking up women is telling them elaborate lies about himself, often using an alias. Many of his schemes for picking up women are in a book he has written called "The Playbook", which is exposed in the episode " The Playbook ".
He has commitment issues, as evidenced in his reluctance to put a label on his relationship with Robin and the fact that she is one of the few women he has actually dated since the show started. Barney is very well-connected and is the most affluent member of the group.
He frequently buys expensive items—such as a last-minute plane ticket to San Francisco, thousands of dollars in postage stamps, or two televisions specifically for smashing in frustration—in the spur of the moment. He is also something of a metrosexual ; he waxes his chest, enjoys manicures and has an extensive knowledge of designer labels and gourmet food.
However, he is also seen to have a gambling problem that he occasionally gets under control, only to relapse as seen in several episodes such as " Atlantic City ", where he has gambling buddies in the Chinese Triadand " Monday Night Football ".
He just wants people to like him, to be important to people, and to have disciples who follow his word. In " The Slutty Pumpkin Returns ", Barney finds out he is one quarter Canadian due to his Grandmother's Canadian ancestory, much to his horror and embarrassment. Throughout the series, one major character development is apparent in Barney: At the beginning of the show, his character is a womanizer who completely objectifies sex and women and wants nothing to do with dating and relationships.
Although he does date Robin in Season 5, he resumes his promiscuous lifestyle immediately after they break up. In Seasons 6 and 7, however, he begins to confront his personal issues, like his relationship with his estranged father and his fear of commitment.
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By the time late Season 7 rolls around, Barney has finally "grown up," and has now warmed to the idea of a commitment and marriage, culminating in his proposal to his girlfriend, Quinn. Although he briefly retreats to his escapades after he and Quinn break up, he does make one major final leap in his maturity when he burns The Playbook and proposes to Robin in Season 8's two-part episode " The Final Page ," after finally admitting to himself that he is still in love with her.
Robin accepts and they plan their wedding in the second half of the season. The final season revolves around Barney and Robin's wedding weekend. After some apprehension on both their parts, they get married in " The End of the Aisle " after he vows to always be honest with her.
The series finale, " Last Forever ", reveals that, three years after their wedding, they get divorced because Robin's hectic travel schedule prevents them from spending any time together. Barney returns to a lifestyle of meaningless sex with multiple women for several years afterward, until he gets one of his one-night stands pregnant. He hates the idea of being a father until the day his child — a girl named Ellie — is born. He falls in love with her at first sight and becomes a devoted father, turning away from his player lifestyle for good.
Childhood and family[ edit ] A few references have been offered to identify Barney's Birthday: In " Natural History ", Barney claims he was six years old on July 23, This puts his birthday somewhere between July 24, and July 23, ; in " Zoo or False ", Ted says Barney was born seven years after the moon landing which occurred in JulyIn " Columns " set inBarney gives his age as 31 further confirming his birth year is He was raised in Port Richmond, Staten Island by his mother Loretta younger version voiced by Megan Mullallyplayed by Frances Conroywho was apparently very promiscuous.
Years later, as portrayed in the season 2 episode " Showdown ", he appears on The Price Is Right with the intention of naming Barker as his father on national television, until he panics at the last minute and cannot go through with it.
As a child, Barney was terrible at sports, and from various episodes it is shown he had few friends one scene shows that no one attended his birthday party. In the episode " The Leap ," Lily reveals that Barney planned on being a violinist when he was young. In "Natural History", Barney finds out that a man named Jerome Whittaker, whom Barney believed to be his uncle, signed a form claiming to be Barney's father.
Barney finally meets Jerome John Lithgow again in the episode " Legendaddy " and learns that he is in fact his father. Upon meeting, Jerome feels pressured to act like the hard-partying womanizer he once was in order to impress Barney, and also because Barney refuses to see him any other way. Barney eventually breaks down and accuses Jerome of walking out on him.
Jerome, who can offer no excuse, apologizes and pleads with Barney to allow him to be a part of his life. Later in the sixth season, in " Hopeless ", Jerome tries to impress Barney by acting like his old self, but later reveals he was just pretending. Barney, nevertheless, willingly listens to advice from Jerome about settling down.
Barney also learns of his Canadian heritage, when he finds out that Jerome's mother was born in Manitoba. Barney has three half-siblings: James played by Wayne Bradyfrom his mother's side, a gay African American who is married to a man, with whom he has an adopted son and daughter as revealed in the season seven episode " The Rebound Girl " ; Carly played by Ashley Bensona university student from his father's side, whom Ted dates in the episode " Ring Up!
JJfrom his father's side, who is He also has a female cousin named Leslie, with whom he accidentally grinds in a nightclub, as seen in the episode " Okay Awesome ". He has worn a Cornell Big Red T-shirt,  indicating that he may have gone there, instead. As evidenced in Season 2 " Atlantic City ", Barney learned at least conversational KoreanChinese at some point, as well as some French.
His musical skills include playing the drums, dancing the tango and singing. He is also skilled at juggling and laser tag. Adult life prior to "Pilot" [ edit ] " Game Night " reveals that Barney had once been an innocent, idealistic young man who wanted to join the Peace Corps with his first serious girlfriend, Shannon.
When she left him for a suit-wearing womanizer, James arranged for the year-old Barney to lose his virginity to their mother's friend, Rhonda "the Man Maker" French. He lives by a strict code known as the Bro Code. However, he assures the group that it is not a problem because he is so good at it.
He revealed in " Atlantic City " that he lost his entire life savings playing a Chinese game. He has also apparently lost every one of his many bets on the Super Bowl. When Marshall and Lily break their engagement in season one, Barney lures women away from Marshall so that he can remain faithful to the woman he truly loves. Barney's relationship with women evolves throughout the series; in the later seasons, he begins to desire a more conventional relationship, as evidenced by his subsequent proposals to both Quinn Garvey and Robin Scherbatsky.