Daddy received’t be coming house.
Within the newest installment of his Wondercade publication, Neil Patrick Harris interviews How I Met Your Father star Hilary Duff, who asks him if he’d take into account reprising his Emmy-nominated function as women’ man Barney Stinson on the How I Met Your Mom sequel collection. That’s when Harris means that the Barnacle’s “antics” wouldn’t fly within the #MeToo period, and the present could be higher off with out him.
“As for coming in your present (insert joke right here), I fear,” Harris says. “Barney’s antics, his overt delusions of grandeur, would doubtless get everybody in bother. So, except he’s modified his methods or joined a nunnery (insert an insert joke right here), undecided if it’s in anybody’s finest curiosity.”
Duff, in the meantime, theorizes that each rip-off, con, hustle, hoodwink, gambit, flimflam, stratagem and bamboozle that Barney ever used to wine, dine and rating with ladies would land him in severe authorized bother.
“I’m undecided how you’re feeling about this, however I’m fairly certain Barney would… be in jail in 2022,” she says. “Since we’re dwelling on the earth of females coming into energy, I’m assuming that’s why they made [Barney-esque character Valentina] a girl!”
Authentic collection creator Carter Bays beforehand lamented the Mom-ship’s artistic missteps in a Twitter thread final summer season. “I received’t go into specifics,” he stated on the time, “however I’ll simply say I’d love to enter an edit room and go George Lucas on this factor, and take away sure stuff I actually want wasn’t in there and I guess no one would miss.”
Bays indicated that his commentary adopted a viewing of Season 3’s 18th episode, “Rebound Bro,” by which Barney helped unhappy sack Randy Wharmpess (recurring visitor star Will Forte) decide up ladies at MacLaren’s. As a way to enhance Randy’s small discuss, Barney enlisted the assistance of a reluctant Robin, threatening to leak a intercourse tape of the 2 of them if she didn’t comply.
Previous to How I Met Your Father‘s debut, followers of HIMYM theorized that Barney might be the titular father (extremely unlikely). Theories have since shifted, with some now believing that he’ll be revealed as father to Duff’s Sophie (sliiiightly extra doubtless).
So, what do you suppose? Are you holding out hope that Harris will seem on How I Met Your Father? Or do you agree along with his assertion that the sequel collection could be higher off with out Barney?