Martin Short to Boss Around Marshall on How I Met Your Mother

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We loved him on Damages last year, we'll see him on Weeds this summer and we'll get even more of Martin Short in the fall.

The long-time actor and comedian has signed on for a multiple-episode arc on How I Met Your Mother.

Martin Short

Short will come on board the sitcom as Marshall's new boss.

Dave Foley guest-starred in this potential role on the season finale, and producers reportedly wanted him back, but CBS picked up that actor's new sitcom, How to Be a Gentleman.

With this casting news, though, it's safe to say the series did not come up... short in its replacement. (Sorry.)

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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."

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

Ted