How I Met Your Mother: Season 2, Episode 10

Single Stamina (27 Nov. 2006)

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Barney's gay black brother is in town, but he doesn't want to tell Barney that he's getting married because he'll be losing his only single sidekick.

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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 Huggo

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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 »

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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 »

Quotes

Older Ted: Now, kids, when you're out at a noisy, crowded bar, you can always tell the difference between the singles and the couples. You just have to look for the signs. Singles stay on their feet for maneuverability.
[See Barney and James]
Older Ted: Couples, exhausted by the sheer act of leaving the house, are obsessed with finding a place to sit down.
[See Ted, Robin, Marshall and Lily]
Older Ted: There are a lot of other indicators, too. From choice of social lubricant... to basic body language. But the point is, there are...
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References Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971) See more »

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Written by Paul Westerberg
Performed by The Replacements
Courtesy of Sire Records
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