Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Barney and the Gang! Awe...wait for it...some!

"What would you do if you had to choose between suits and a pot of gold?! Suit!"



I am sure that most of you are familiar with this exchange between Marshall and Barney. And if you are not, well, then there is no point reading the rest till you google 'How I Met Your Mother' and you do know who Ted, Marshal, Lily, Robin and Barney are and their relationship matrix.
I am really fascinated and amazed at the love men and women have for Barney Stinson. Guys (read adolescent boys and grown-up men) want to be like him and the ladies of all ages want to date someone like him. I am quite surprised with the young India wanting to be Barney who is a skirt-chaser, one-night-stand believer, commitment-phobic, not-believing-in-love-relationships-and-marriage, sarcastic, commodifying-women kinda guy! Nobody likes sweet old Ted who believes in love and relationships that last... who is looking for love, who wants to get married and have kids. in fact, nobody talks about marshal and lily, a loving married couple who have been together for 11-12 years! Robin, the female almost-Barney, also doesn't enjoy that kind of adulation that Mr. Stinson enjoys.
Why do people like him? maybe because of the coolness quotient (I cant believe I used the term coolness!), maybe because of his sarcasm and wit, his phrases - awe... wait for it... some, or, or..., Suit Up!! and i am sure the girls loves his bad boy... they see him as a loner who runs from emotional attachment and are rooting for his affair with robin! (I am still on season five, so i don't know how that ends) Not to be a party-pooper, but Barney Stinson a.k.a Neil Patrick Harris is gay in real life!
Well, there has always been something about a bad boy image, especially for the girls...  most of us (yes me included, i also used to think that many moons ago!) believe that we would be that one-in-a-million-girl that would change the bad boy and would make him believe in unconditional love... Alas! that is not true in the majority of cases, and the girl ends up becoming just one in a million or if she finally manages to change the guy, she is one after a million... not a great thought either way!
Anyway at the risk of sounding like a hypocrite, i love this scotch-drinking gang and I like barney Stinson too ;) and not because of his philandering ways, but because he is so funny! ;) i think they, barney included, are awe...wait for it...some!

3 comments:

  1. Ok Now i am being a big follower of How i met Your Mother and knows each character. With regards to Barney Stinson i would like to say few things. He is the one who has helped everyone in the group. Let me explain with examples. He is one who helped Marshall, Ted and Robin for their jobs. He is the one who went all the way to San-Fransisco to bring back Marshall and lily together. he is the one who paid for Marshall and lily Honeymoon, He is the wing-man for Ted since first episode. He is the one who helped ted to ride a tricycle. all he always wants is the attention of his group members.

    Let me know your views Megha

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  2. I knew you would post a comment! :P
    As i say, "I like barney Stinson too ;) and not because of his philandering ways, but because he is so funny!" maybe i should have mentioned your views too... he is helpful, in his own quirky way! but you also know, as well as me, that guys dont idolize him for that! :P

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  3. Barney is Barney, because he's the bad, bad boy with the good, good heart. All the women want him with all their hearts only because of that good small little boy hidden somewhere.
    The men like him because he's a hero. Because he's the one who had the 'perfect week', the one who got to date 'Robin', the one who 'never sleeps with the same woman twice'... ;)

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