Barney Stinson seems like your typical egotistical womanizer. He is always wearing suits and likes to assert his own “awesomeness.” “Awesomeness” is just one of his many catch-phrases. He is also fond of “suit up!” which he tells his friends when they are going out. He frequently describes his elaborate schemes of their nightly adventures as “legendary.” He often pauses to add a “wait for it” between the last two syllables creating more hype. He loves telling elaborate and crazy stories.
Barney is frequently asking for high-fives in different variations. ‘Relapse high-five’, ‘Phone five’, ‘Tiny five’, ‘Freeze-frame high-five’, ‘hypothetical high-five’, ‘wordplay five’, ‘arthritis five’, ‘self high five’, ‘foot five’, ‘claw five’ and ‘solemn low-five’ are a few.
He wasn’t always the womanizing high-fiving suit he is today. He once had long haired, played guitar, and worked in a coffee shop….until his girlfriend broke his heart by cheating on him with a business guy. His softer side does shine through occasionally making him a not so bad guy after all, but one who truly cares about his friends.
As wingman for his friend Ted, he uses the line, “Have you met Ted?” to introduce him to women. Often not having talked to the women previously. He has also written a book called the Bro Code that details how guys should act. A little sample:
Bros before ho’s.
A Bro is always entitled to do something stupid, as long as the rest of his Bros are all doing it.
If a Bro gets a dog, it must be at least as tall as his knee when full-grown.
Whether he cares about sports or now, a Bro cares about sports.
His interests include women, illusionist tricks, women, laser tag, and women.
He likes 80s tunes. His fond of music that gets you pumped up for a night on the town. Tomorrow, we’ll have a mix of what we found on his iPod, but for now enjoy our show.