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Skip to main content. Barney Stinson. Something went wrong. Please try your request again later. Barney Stinson works at a corporation, and regularly "suits up" to help his lovelorn and altogether pathetic bro Ted Mosby. Basically the coolest dude ever, Barney Stinson has been compared to the Fonz--but Barney is much, much more awesome.
The Playbook is a book authored by Barney Stinson that contains a collection of scams Barney uses for picking up women. The Playbook was first seen in the episode The Playbook but then it disappears for a while and all we hear about it through plays Barney talks about. The next time we see The Playbook is season 8 episode 10 The Over-Correction where Robin breaks into Barney's apartment to reveal to Patrice Barney's girlfriend at the time what a player he once was and whilst doing so Robin gets herself, Ted and Lily trapped in Barney's apartment. Whilst trapped in Barney's apartment they witness Barney burns The Playbook as the group watch Barney's life's work gone just like that. She arrives at the roof to find that Barney and Patrice aren't there, all that is there is a page of The Playbook left on the floor.
Barney Stinson Neil Patrick Harris was a truly legen -- wait for it! Here are all the plays from his notorious playbook that just may work in the real world Why it would work: Girls feel bad for you. Actually, everyone feels bad for you. You could probably get the bartender to give you a few free drinks with this story, too.