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
Did You Know?
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
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
You're telling me that when you watch "The Karate Kid", you don't root for Daniel-san?
Who do you root for in "Die Hard"?
Hans Gruber. Charming international bandit. In the end, he dies hard. He's the title character.
What about "The Breakfast Club"?
The teacher running detention. He's the only guy in the whole movie wearing a suit.
I've got one. "The Terminator".
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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