How I Met Your Mother Preview: Meet Barney's Father

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How I Met Your Mother has been off the air for a few weeks now, but it returns in a major way Monday night.

John Lithgow guest stars in a role that isn't merely legendary... it's legendaddy! The veteran actor will come aboard next week as Barney's never-before-seen father.

The man high fives, orders the same drink as his son and comes across in the following preview like the patriarch Barney has always wanted. Check out a few clips now:

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HIMYM Quotes

Sometimes things have to fall apart to make way for better things...we're done here.


Whatever you do in this life, it's not legendary, unless your friends are there to see it.