In the cold winter of 2006, Ted and Robin and Marshall and Lily feel more like staying in in their respective coupledoms than venturing out in the cold world outside. So Barney brings in his gay black single brother James Stinson to act as his wingman as they prowl the bars for hook-ups. Besides being black and gay, James is like Barney in most other respects: confident, well dressed, always out to get laid, and always watching out for his wingman. James' arrival in town convinces the four that perhaps they should go out to a bar with James and Barney for the evening. But as Ted, Robin, Marshall and Lily watch James in action, they can't help but think that there is something strange about his behavior, almost like he's part of a couple and would rather be nesting at home with his significant other, much like the four of them wish they were doing. Indeed, they all learn that James is engaged to get married to a man named Tom. An incredulous Barney is angry as he believes this move ... Written by
Did You Know?
James Stinson (Wayne Brady
), wears the same tie - purple with purple flower - when introduced in the apartment - that Barney Stinson (Neil Patrick Harris
) wore in Season 2, Episode 5 "World's Greatest Couple" when he decides to stay in for the night with Lily. See more
At the end of 2.5 Barney is wearing a purple tie with a flower. In 2.10 Barney's brother, James, is wearing the exact same tie. See more
[Discovers James texting in the club
Let me see your phone.
I just want to see your phone. Let me see your phone.
[Tries to grab it
No, it's just a phone. It's just a phone! And it's got Internet access, and it's got a camera on it, and you can surf the Web and do the whole thing. It's so amazing how far technology has come. What kind of phone do you have?
[Gets the phone, the background is a photo of James and another guy
Who is this? And the answer better be: "I don't remember ...
Mama Your Boys Will Find A Home
Written by Scissors For Lefty
Performed by Scissors For Lefty See more