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

Think of me like Yoda but instead of being little and green I wear suits and I'm awesome. I'm your bro - I'm Broda!

Barney

You are the love of my life. Everything I have and everything I am is yours. Forever.

Barney