How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014)
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Barney finally meets his biological father, but is disappointed to discover that he leads a boring life and is nothing like him.

Director:

Pamela Fryman

Writers:

Carter Bays (created by), Craig Thomas (created by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Josh Radnor ... Ted Mosby
Jason Segel ... Marshall Eriksen
Cobie Smulders ... Robin Scherbatsky
Neil Patrick Harris ... Barney Stinson
Alyson Hannigan ... Lily Aldrin
John Lithgow ... Jerry
Nancy Travis ... Cheryl
Will Shadley ... J.J.
Lyndsy Fonseca ... Daughter
David Henrie ... Son
Marieve Herington ... Betty
Michael Rupnow ... Scott
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Storyline

Barney's biological father Jerry actually and surprisingly responds to Barney's letter - in person. Barney and Jerry have an evening out to get to know each other, but each has a slightly different telling of the events of the night and how each views whether they have a future as a family. When Barney's friends learn what actually happened that night, they feel that Barney needs to experience Jerry's life - which means meeting Jerry's current family - to come to terms with Jerry's life during Barney's growing up period versus Jerry's life now. Meanwhile, Barney blames his lack of knowing how to use tools to not having a father figure to show him how while he was growing up. The gang discuss the gaps in knowledge each of the others has, which each somewhat admit to when confronted. However, Marshall seems not to have any of these knowledge gaps... or so the others seem to imply. Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 March 2011 (USA) See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

This episode is Barney's first interaction with his father. The episode is season 6 episode 19 (6x19). Father's Day in 2011 was June 19th (6/19). See more »

Quotes

Jerry Whitaker: [Telling a story] ... So then all the county judges started shouting "More Quiche, More Quiche!"
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Connections

Featured in How I Met Your Mother: Hopeless (2011) See more »

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I Will Come For You
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Performed by Jack Dolgen
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Another Sad Episode
29 January 2015 | by slightlymad22See all my reviews

Neil Patrick Harris knocks it out if the park once again as Barney Stinson in another sad episode of "How I Met Your Mother". He is both touching, and in the last scenes heartbreakingly sad.

Plot In A Paragraph: Barney finally meets his Dad Jerry (an awesome John Lithgow) but is disappointed to learn that he is not as legend-wait for it- dairy, as he hoped, when he learns he is a boring suburban Dad.

Any episode that features the brilliant Neil Patrick Harris's character Barney Stinson in the main storyline is always excellent. I could go on and on about the brilliance of this episode, and in particular Neil Patrick Harris but I won't bore you with it.


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