Barney finally meets his biological father, but is disappointed to discover that he leads a boring life and is nothing like him.

Director:

Writers:

(created by), (creator) | 5 more credits »
Reviews

Watch Now

From $1.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

ON TV
ON DISC
ALL

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview:
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
Son
...
...
Scott
Edit

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

21 March 2011 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

This is the first Episode Where Carli Was mentioned (she was supposed to be the mother) But was changed later See more »

Quotes

Jerry Whitaker: [Jerome "Jerry" Whittaker sees Barney try to dismantle a basketball hoop over his driveway] Barney, what is going on?
Barney Stinson: This is *mine*.
Jerry Whitaker: I don't understand.
Barney Stinson: JJ gets a childhood, a dad, a real family, and a basketball hoop? No, no, I at least get the hoop, I'm taking it with me.
Jerry Whitaker: Please, just come down and talk to me.
Barney Stinson: [Angry] Why? Why should I? You're lame, okay? You're just some lame, suburban dad.
Jerry Whitaker: Why does that make you so mad?
Barney Stinson: Because if you were going to be some
[agitated]
Barney Stinson: lame, suburban dad, why ...
[...]
See more »

Connections

References Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Haven't We Met
Written by Scott Nickoley, Stephen Lang, and Jamie Dunlap
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Another Sad Episode
29 January 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See 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.


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
the finale lief_peterson
Would you rather be a 'reacher' or a 'settler' in a relationship? majoros-maria
Who liked Tracy more than Robin? !!!deleted!!! (64820750)
Did they have this ending planned out from the beginning? Shaftell
The ending - were you really surprised? Jones_RA
Ranking the 5 main characgers johnpatrickgraham
Discuss Legendaddy (2011) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?