How I Met Your Mother: Season 6, Episode 21

Hopeless (18 Apr. 2011)

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When Barney tries to bond with his father, he asks the gang to help make his life seem more exciting by lying about their own lives. Meanwhile, Robin runs into a guy she has a crush on.

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Barney, still dismayed at his father Jerry's straight-laced suburban lifestyle, wants to show him that the old, crazy, "never stop partying" Jerry had a better life. He wants to show his father that his own life as a crazy Jerry clone is awesome. He enlists his friends' help to show Jerry that life in the fast lane is the way to go. Giving them each a new more exciting persona, Barney and his friends take Jerry out for a night of clubbing. How far will Jerry go in order to be the dad that Barney wants? Meanwhile, Marshall and Lily make a bet at the club on who can get five telephone numbers first. And Robin runs into an old secret crush there. Being single now, she wants to start something up with him. But in the Barney-issued persona of being Ted's girlfriend, can Robin get Ted to get out of character to allow her to hook up with her crush? Ted finding a little more about her crush may provide the answer. Written by Huggo

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When Barney goes up to Jerry on the dance floor to suggest he stop dancing, Jerry (played by John Lithgow) says "Sorry, small town preacher from the mid-west, is there a law against dancing?". This is an inside joke reference to the movie Footloose (1984), which portrays a small mid-west town where dancing has been outlawed for moral reasons, a movement spearheaded by the town preacher, played by John Lithgow. See more »

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Marshall Eriksen: Game on! If I can score five numbers before you can, then we have sex in the bathroom but, if you can score five numbers before me, then we have sex in the bathroom.
Lily Aldrin: So our usual wager. Deal!
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Another Great 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 as How I Met Your Mother gives us another quality episode.

Plot In A Paragraph: When Barney tries to bond with his Dad (John Lithgow) he tells the guts to lie to make their lives more exciting, with mixed results.

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.

This is an unusual episode of "How I Met Your Mother" as the usual title sequence is replaced with one where the main characters play the theme in Ted's living room.


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