http://solr.hoppingo.com/12399.php In " Natural History ", Barney claims he was six years old on July 23, This puts his birthday somewhere between July 24, and July 23, ; in " Zoo or False ", Ted says Barney was born seven years after the moon landing which occurred in July , In " Columns " set in , Barney gives his age as 31 further confirming his birth year is He was raised in Port Richmond, Staten Island by his mother Loretta younger version voiced by Megan Mullally , played by Frances Conroy , who was apparently very promiscuous.
Years later, as portrayed in the season 2 episode " Showdown ", he appears on The Price Is Right with the intention of naming Barker as his father on national television, until he panics at the last minute and cannot go through with it. As a child, Barney was terrible at sports, and from various episodes it is shown he had few friends one scene shows that no one attended his birthday party. In the episode " The Leap ," Lily reveals that Barney planned on being a violinist when he was young.
In "Natural History", Barney finds out that a man named Jerome Whittaker, whom Barney believed to be his uncle, signed a form claiming to be Barney's father. Barney finally meets Jerome John Lithgow again in the episode " Legendaddy " and learns that he is in fact his father. Upon meeting, Jerome feels pressured to act like the hard-partying womanizer he once was in order to impress Barney, and also because Barney refuses to see him any other way.
Barney eventually breaks down and accuses Jerome of walking out on him. Jerome, who can offer no excuse, apologizes and pleads with Barney to allow him to be a part of his life. Later in the sixth season, in " Hopeless ", Jerome tries to impress Barney by acting like his old self, but later reveals he was just pretending. Barney, nevertheless, willingly listens to advice from Jerome about settling down.
Barney also learns of his Canadian heritage, when he finds out that Jerome's mother was born in Manitoba. Barney has three half-siblings: James played by Wayne Brady , from his mother's side, a gay African American who is married to a man, with whom he has an adopted son and daughter as revealed in the season seven episode " The Rebound Girl " ; Carly played by Ashley Benson , a university student from his father's side, whom Ted dates in the episode " Ring Up!
Retrieved April 5, He is also skilled at juggling and laser tag. Please help by spinning off or relocating any relevant information, and removing excessive detail that may be against Wikipedia's inclusion policy. He is also highly competitive, and will take on "challenges" to complete outlandish tasks in order to prove his worth by often announcing "Challenge Accepted". The final season revolves around Barney and Robin's wedding weekend.
JJ , from his father's side, who is He also has a female cousin named Leslie, with whom he accidentally grinds in a nightclub, as seen in the episode " Okay Awesome ". He has worn a Cornell Big Red T-shirt,  indicating that he may have gone there, instead. As evidenced in Season 2 " Atlantic City ", Barney learned at least conversational Korean , Chinese at some point, as well as some French.
His musical skills include playing the drums, dancing the tango and singing. He is also skilled at juggling and laser tag. When she left him for a suit-wearing womanizer, James arranged for the year-old Barney to lose his virginity to their mother's friend, Rhonda "the Man Maker" French.
He lives by a strict code known as the Bro Code. Barney is also revealed to have had a gambling problem , enabled by his mother, who is a bookmaker. However, he assures the group that it is not a problem because he is so good at it. He revealed in " Atlantic City " that he lost his entire life savings playing a Chinese game. He has also apparently lost every one of his many bets on the Super Bowl.
While Barney's softer, generous side is not often apparent,  it is not always relegated to flashbacks. When Marshall and Lily break their engagement in season one, Barney lures women away from Marshall so that he can remain faithful to the woman he truly loves. Barney's relationship with women evolves throughout the series; in the later seasons, he begins to desire a more conventional relationship, as evidenced by his subsequent proposals to both Quinn Garvey and Robin Scherbatsky.
He is also known to write a blog. Throughout the series, Barney frequently refuses to say what he does for a living, brushing off any questions about his job with a dismissive "Please.
Barney states in " Cupcake " that, as a lawyer for Altrucell, Marshall would make more money in three months than he and Lily make in a year because his company has so many lawsuits against it. As of Season 4, his company is involved in a hostile takeover of Goliath National Bank GNB and consequently shifts him to the management team of the bank, but he remains a powerful executive and continues to use the same office he has had since it was first shown in Season 1.
Despite this, he has suggested there is the possibility he will one day wash up on shore with no teeth or fingerprints and supposedly has come under attack by ninjas in the past during work. In Season 4, during the episode " Happily Ever After ", Barney states to a woman that he is an "Attorney in Law", though this was probably just part of a pick-up line as he immediately followed it with "Let's talk about getting you off".
His video resume was published in Season 4 episode " The Possimpible ". Unknown to his company, he has been conspiring with the federal government as part of a long-term plan to get revenge on his boss, who stole his girlfriend prior to the start of the series.
Ted is Barney's self-proclaimed best friend and "wing man". They meet in at MacLaren's, and Barney takes it upon himself to "teach Ted how to live". While Ted is often annoyed by Barney's antics, he considers him a good friend, and in " Miracles ," says that Barney is like a brother to him. Their friendship has been tested, however; in " The Goat ", Ted finds out that Barney and Robin slept together and ends their friendship, and refuses to speak to him for several episodes.
In the third-season finale, "Miracles", however, Ted forgives Barney after Barney severely injures himself while trying to help him. They remain an important part of each other's lives for the rest of the series, with Barney comforting Ted after he is left at the altar in " Shelter Island " and Ted teaching Barney how to be a good boyfriend to Robin in " Robin ". Ted is the best man at Barney's wedding, and, along with the other main characters, is present for the birth of his child.
Barney meets Marshall around the same time as Ted, and takes it upon himself to give Marshall unwanted advice on picking up women. While Marshall makes fun of Barney's promiscuity and ethical lapses, however, Barney has helped him many times throughout the series.
In Definitions, Barney and Robin start dating - only their definition of dating is just having sex. Lily pressures them to have "the talk" about their relationship and. Barney and Robin have had a sexual relationship throughout the summer, but are to his unprofessional manner, the two start dating, and Robin later moves in.
Barney is "co-best man" with Ted at Marshall's wedding. Along with the other main characters, Marshall is present for the birth of Barney's daughter.
In the episode " Slap Bet ", Barney loses a bet with Marshall and agrees to let Marshall slap him five times at random occasions "throughout eternity". This is later extended to eight slaps in the episode " Disaster Averted ". Marshall administers these slaps in the episodes "Slap Bet", " Stuff ", " Slapsgiving ", " Slapsgiving 2: Revenge of the Slap ", " Slapsgiving 3: Slappointment in Slapmarra ", and " The End of the Aisle ".
Barney makes many unwelcome sexual advances toward Lily throughout the series, and frequently implies that Lily is secretly attracted to him, despite all evidence to the contrary. Nevertheless, he considers Lily a confidante, seeking her advice on winning Robin over and telling her deeply personal secrets, such as his failed ambition to be a concert violinist. He also admires her skill at lying and manipulating people, considering it to be on par with his own. While Lily calls Barney "the world's biggest pervert" and a "womanizing creep", she also considers him one of her best friends.
Along with the other main characters, Lily is present for the birth of Barney's daughter. Barney and Robin start out as friends, but he falls in love with her after they impulsively sleep together in " Sandcastles in the Sand ". Throughout Season 4, he struggles with his feelings for her, until they finally get together in the season finale " The Leap ". They become a full-fledged couple in season 5, but they break up in " The Rough Patch " when they find that they are making each other miserable. They never truly get over each other, however, even while they are dating other people.
In the eighth season, he launches an elaborate plan to win Robin's heart encouraged by Ted's future wife that ends with Barney proposing to her. She accepts, and they get engaged. The final season revolves around their wedding weekend. After much doubt and soul-searching, they get married in " The End of the Aisle ". The series finale, " Last Forever ", reveals that, after three years of marriage, they get divorced because Robin's work schedule prevents them from spending any time together.
They do not see each other again for several years, until Ted's wedding. Barney has two other serious girlfriends throughout the series: Nora Nazanin Boniadi , on whom he cheats with Robin; and Quinn Becki Newton , a stripper to whom he proposes, but with whom he breaks up upon realizing that they don't trust each other. In , the book The Bro Code , ostensibly written by Barney, was published. What to Expect When You're Awesome , were also published.
In the show's pilot , Barney first utters the phrase, "Suit up! The phrase "Suit up! According to creator Thomas, this is a sign that Barney "thought of his suit as some kind of superhero outfit that separated him from the pack. He also uses the word "awesome" to describe anything that he finds remotely pleasing, and invents different kinds of " high-fives " for every occasion. However, Barney's arguably most famous catch phrase is "Legendary!
When saying something is legendary, he typically says "it's going to be Legen And also he often uses the word "Nice" to express when he enjoys something or someone. In the show Barney frequently approaches attractive women with Ted in tow and asks "Haaaaaave you met Ted? Thomas says that this phrase is based in real life, as a one-time friend of his often used a similar line to meet women. Marshall can tell Barney is serious about Robin since he has developed "relationship gut" - weight put on when in a stable relationship from eating so much food.
Marshall and Lily steal videos from the collection when Ted is not looking and head home. Ted puts in a movie called "Archi sex ture" though he lies and tells his kids that he was going to throw away the porn, but after slipping and hitting the box on one of his chairs, the video flew out of the box, bounced around his apartment, with the tape going into the player, and the box hitting the button to turn on the TV , but the movie is suddenly overlapped by a message from Barney.
The message assumes Barney is either dead or in a committed relationship, which he tells Ted to save him from. After showing the tape to Lily and Marshall, Ted starts to agree with the past Barney. Barney and Robin now have a declining attitude towards each other and their relationship, with Barney becoming morbidly obese and lethargic, and while Robin becomes haggard and snaps at him unreasonably although Future Ted admits he is exaggerating and that they only let themselves go a little.
Lily and Marshall just think the couple is going through a rough patch, and convince Ted not to interfere. At MacLaren's, Marshall watches Barney eat an entire plate of ribs and asks him directly if he is happy. Not giving a proper answer, Barney describes his relationship in a depressing manner, convincing Marshall that he is unhappy. He and Ted ask Lily to help break up Barney and Robin, given her experience  in plotting breakups.
Since Lily has reformed her ways, Ted plans a repeat of what broke up  his relationship with Robin, involving champagne and a wedding ring.
Much to their surprise, the plan results in the couple mutually surrendering to the idea of matrimony, and after they announce it in the bar, Lily agrees to break them up properly. Lily has a plan to remind the couple of their four biggest arguments: She contacts Robin's friend, Alan Thicke , to meet the couple at their usual diner, along with one of Barney's insane one-night stands, Meg April Bowlby , a passing actor dressed as a Stormtrooper, and a busboy carrying dirty dishes.
The gang stakes out the location in a rented station wagon. Marshall is annoyed at Ted for being too cheap to rent a proper stake-out van. Thicke and Meg arrive and apparently know each other. Lily was unable to find a Stormtrooper and instead finds a man dressed as the robot from Lost in Space , as she thinks Stormtroopers are also robots.
As they argue over the station wagon and a pizza delivery , Barney and Robin look right in their direction. Ted and Marshall think their cover is blown, but Lily executes the plan anyway. As the plan unfolds, they notice that neither Barney nor Robin is angry or arguing, and they kiss each other before leaving the diner. In MacLaren's they share a beer with Thicke and the pizza delivery boy, and Robin stops by and explains that they have broken up.
What the gang thought was Robin and Barney looking at them was really the couple aghast at their reflections. The realization makes them examine their relationship and they agree that "two awesomes cancel each other out", making them less than they want to be, so they break up. They quickly avoid all of Lily's traps and kiss each other goodbye. Barney laments that they will not be able to go back to being friends, but Robin tells him not think of it as a break-up but as getting back together as friends.
Although Robin says it might take Barney a while to recover from the breakup, he appears as his old self, catching enticing glances from most of the women in the bar and declaring "Daddy's home". Before he leaves, Thicke reveals that he and Robin starred in a short-lived Canadian variety show. Barney runs off to find the footage.
Reviewer Scott Tobias from The A. Club though skeptical of fat suits for what he describes as the Norbit Rule but felt it was worth it thanks to the "I'm my own wingman tonight" quip, and thought everything Alan Thicke related was funny.