Two admissions: I didn’t watch even ten seconds of the Superbowl, nor have I ever seen an episode of How I Met Your Mother.
Despite the fact that I’m American, football seems about as silly to me as it does to friends I have from unAmerican football playing countries. And although I’d gladly consume Jason Segal with a side of disco fries and find NPH hilarious, I’m bad at committing to television shows unless they have vampires. Even though the show has escaped my attention in spite of the more effusive efforts of my best friend, herself a huge fan of the show insistent on calling it HIMYM, I am familiar with the character of Barney Stinson.
So apparently, NPH held up a sign during the Superbowl last night. (Above.) And apparently the sign has a phone number to call Barney Stinson. And unsurprisingly, Barney Stinson’s phone number has been busy practically since the clip aired. So what happens if you call Barney Stinson at 1-877-987-6401? Another blog has transcribed the call, and here’s what Barney says:
“That, Lebron, is how you shoot a free throw. Hey, Barney Stinson speaking. A recording? No, this is really me! Anyway, glad you called ’cause you sound really special. Let’s get to know each other. What are your hobbies? Oh my god, I like that too! Wow, I’m really feeling a connection here. You know, I never do this but what the heck. Let’s meet up at MacLaren’s Bar at oh, say, 3:45 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 12, 2016. I can’t wait to meet you. I love you.”
A helpful fan recorded the call playing if you’d like to hear it and tire of the busy signal: