The guys find out that Barney is pretending to have a wife and son to make his mother happy, but the charade is blown when Ted makes a move on Barney's "wife."

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Barney's recent behavior makes the gang believe he is hiding a girlfriend from them. When they follow him to what they think is a rendezvous with her, they end up at the home of Loretta Stinson, Barney's mother, where they meet Barney's wife and son, Betty and Tyler. In reality, "Betty" and "Tyler" are both actors who Barney hired. Margaret has been playing the role of Betty for seven years. To grant Loretta her dying wish of her sons being with someone they loved - Loretta who was on her deathbed at the time (and who obviously survived that ordeal) - Barney hired Margaret to play his fiancée to fulfill that wish. When Margaret, going off script, stated that she was pregnant, Barney eventually had to produce a son Tyler, who in his current incarnation is played by Grant. The already convoluted plot is made even more so when everyone catches Ted making out with "Betty". Ted has to use some of the improvisation skills he learned from actress Margaret to get them all out of this mess. ... Written by Huggo

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Barney mentions his "wife" is a great actress but missed out on a Tony award because it's "very political, it's all who you know." 3 months later Neil Patrick Harris would go on to host the Tonys and won a Tony himself in 2014. See more »

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They used the same little boy (Zachary Gordon) to play Tyler Stinson in this episode that they used in How Lily stole Christmas in season 2 to play the role as Ted's cousins son. See more »

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Marshall Eriksen: You're telling me that when you watch "The Karate Kid", you don't root for Daniel-san?
Ted Mosby: Who do you root for in "Die Hard"?
Barney Stinson: Hans Gruber. Charming international bandit. In the end, he dies hard. He's the title character.
Lily Aldrin: What about "The Breakfast Club"?
Barney Stinson: The teacher running detention. He's the only guy in the whole movie wearing a suit.
Robin Scherbatsky: I've got one. "The Terminator".
Barney Stinson: What's the name of the movie, Robin? Who among us did not shed a tear when his little red eye went out in the end, and he didn't get...
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Another 10/10 episode
31 December 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Another great episode of "How I Met Your Mother" with Barney Stinson front and centre.

Plot In A Paragraph: When Barney starts acting strangely (he didn't hit on some drunk blondes in Maclarens and Marshall over heard him saying he loves someone on the phone) the gang suspect he has a secret girlfriend and follow him, however they are surprised to find him with his mother, and even more surprised to meet his wife and son.

It was fun seeing Barney say that when he is watching the Karate Kid, he roots for the bully Johnny. I also cracked up when he said "call me crazy, but child actors were a lot better in the 80's"

Whenever Neil Patrick Harris is prominent in an episode it always makes the episode that bit better and raises the overall quality of the episode.


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