Chris Elliott Cast as Lily's Father on How I Met Your Mother

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The role of Lily's father on How I Met Your Mother has been cast.

Actor/comedian Chris Elliott has landed the pivotal role, as he'll appear on the November 23 episode of the sitcom, which focuses on an awkward family reunion hosted by Lily’s grandparents.

Chris Elliott

According to Entertainment Weekly, the half hour will feature childhood flashbacks that shed light on Lily’s troubled relationship with her dad.

Elliott's face should be familiar to TV and movie fans. He's probably best known for his roles in There's Something About Mary and Cabin Boy.

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HIMYM Quotes

Barney: Ladies and gentlemen, I have in my hand a copy of tonight's Top Ten list. The category: top ten things I would've called my truck...
Ted: It was never your truck.
Barney: if Ted hadn't been a jerk and given it back.
Ted: It was a rental.
Barney: Number ten, "The Winne-Bango." Number nine, "The Pick-Up Truck." Number eight, "The Ford Explore Her." Number seven, "The You Scream Truck." You Scream. (they all laugh) Number six, "Feels on Wheels!" Hello! Number five, "The Ride Her Truck." Number four, "The 18-Squeeler." Number three, "The Esca-Laid." Number two, "The Slam-Boney." and... the number one thing I would've called my truck if Ted hadn't been a jerk and given it back... "The '69 Chevy."

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