A couple weeks back we emoted with Alyson Hannigan and Josh Radnor over the final table read for How I Met Your Mother, and now we are nearing the very very end of the show's filming forever. In fact, they've already done the possimpible: How I Met Your Mother 's wrapped Neil Patrick Harris' Barney Stinson. "I just uttered my last word as Barney "Awesomepants" Stinson today," Harris tweeted Wednesday evening. "Nine years. Man, time sure flies when you're having fun..."
I'm gonna be upfront: This has given me a lot of feelings. Barney Stinson, while a cad to many fictional throughout Manhattan and likely the world over throughout the years, has become one of the most iconic sitcom characters of the 21st Century so far. He made Suit Up Day an actual thing that actual people do! He helped turn Neil Patrick Harris into a multi-Emmy-nominated superstar. He brought a whole new lexicon into modern pop culture-junkie speech. In short: Barney Stinson was Legend —
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And so saying goodbye to him is bittersweet. On the one hand, it's time, and we can't wait to see what Harris does in the coming years. On the other, he's Barney Stinson, and we love him to (what hopefully won't be his literal) death.
And so, on this the last week of filming How I Met Your Mother, let us celebrate but a few of Barney Stinson's most hilarity-filled moments.