Barnabus Stinson is a fictional character portrayed by Neil Patrick Harris and created by Carter Bays and Craig Thomas for the CBS television series How I Met Your Mother.
36 Facts About Barney Stinson
One of the show's main characters, Barney Stinson is known for his brash, manipulative and opinionated personality.
Barney Stinson is a womanizer known for his love of expensive suits, laser tag, and Scotch whisky.
Barney Stinson assumed that he was invited solely because the two were friends and did not believe he had a chance of winning the role.
Barney Stinson is one of five main characters on How I Met Your Mother.
Barney Stinson is a manipulative, oversexed businessman in his thirties who always wears a suit, likes women with "daddy issues" and is frequently willing to offer his opinion.
Barney Stinson has a plethora of strategies and rules designed to meet women, sleep with them, and discard them.
Barney Stinson is highly competitive, and will take on "challenges" to complete outlandish tasks in order to prove his worth by often announcing "Challenge Accepted".
Barney Stinson is proud and stubborn, and attempts to stand by his word no matter what.
In "Lucky Penny", when the others do not believe that he can run the New York City Marathon the next day without training, Barney Stinson immediately agrees to do so.
Barney Stinson has commitment issues, as evidenced in his reluctance to put a label on his relationship with Robin and the fact that she is one of the few women he has actually dated since the show started.
Barney Stinson is very well-connected and is the most affluent member of the group.
Barney Stinson is something of a metrosexual; he waxes his chest, enjoys manicures and has an extensive knowledge of designer labels and gourmet food.
Barney Stinson just wants people to like him, to be important to people, and to have disciples who follow his word.
In "The Slutty Pumpkin Returns", Barney Stinson finds out he is one-quarter Canadian due to his grandmother's Canadian ancestry, much to his horror and embarrassment.
Barney Stinson falls in love with her at first sight and becomes a devoted father, turning away from his player lifestyle for good.
In "The Drunk Train" Marshall states Barney Stinson is a Scorpio which places his birthday between October 23 and November 21,1976.
Barney Stinson was raised in Port Richmond, Staten Island, by his mother Loretta, who was apparently very promiscuous.
Barney Stinson's father proved to be an ongoing mystery in the series.
Barney Stinson finally meets Jerome again in the episode "Legendaddy" and learns that he is in fact his father.
Jerome, who can offer no excuse, apologizes and pleads with Barney Stinson to allow him to be a part of his life.
Later in the sixth season, in "Hopeless", Jerome tries to impress Barney Stinson by acting like his old self, but later reveals he was just pretending.
Barney Stinson learns of his Canadian heritage, when he finds out that Jerome's mother was born in Manitoba.
Barney Stinson has a female cousin named Leslie, with whom he accidentally grinds in a nightclub, as seen in the episode "Okay Awesome".
Barney Stinson is revealed to have had a gambling problem, enabled by his mother, who is a bookmaker.
Barney Stinson revealed in "Atlantic City" that he lost his entire life savings playing a Chinese game.
Barney Stinson has apparently lost every one of his many bets on the Super Bowl.
Barney Stinson will go to any lengths to win a bet, even if it takes one year for just $10.
Barney Stinson's video resume was published in Season 4 episode "The Possimpible".
Barney Stinson meets Marshall around the same time as Ted, and takes it upon himself to give Marshall unwanted advice on picking up women.
Barney Stinson has two other serious girlfriends throughout the series: Nora, on whom he cheats with Robin, and ends the relationship with in hopes Robin would do the same with her boyfriend at the time, Kevin.
The other serious relationship of Barney Stinson was with Quinn, a stripper to whom he proposes, but with whom he breaks up upon realizing that they do not trust each other.
Barney Stinson uses the word "awesome" to describe anything that he finds remotely pleasing, and invents different kinds of "high-fives" for every occasion.
Barney Stinson is prone to saying "Daddy's Home" as either a chat-up line or for grand entrances, and "True Story" as an ending to stories or theories that are generally erroneous.
Barney Stinson often uses the phrase "Challenge accepted" when someone mentions an outlandish task that supposedly cannot be done; he takes this as a personal challenge and attempts, usually successfully, to perform the task.
Maclean's stated that Barney Stinson is the show's most popular character and explains that the most likeable characters are often those with the best catchphrases.