Friends and How I Met Your Mother boast an abundance of memorable characters, but the two that stand out the most appear to have fallen from the same tree - Joey Tribbiani and Barney Stinson just so happen to both be the ladies men of their respective shows and arguably the funniest.
While Joey and Barney lives are driven by the opposite sex, their approach couldn't be any different.
Joey managed to attract the ladies with his boyish charm and unequivocal confidence without letting his low level IQ stand in the way. This combination of characteristics bought audiences episode after episode of comedy gems.
Barney on the other hand embraced a more old school stereotype in the un-PC ‘treat them mean, keep them keen’ mantra. Barney is simply out to chase tail and with the help of the brilliant ‘playbook’, succeeded more often than not. This no-nonsense attitude created a big and bold character with even bigger and bolder ‘plays’.
Both characters are clear fans favourites of the Friends and How I Met Your Mother audiences, and for good reason.
How well do you really know the most infamous ladies men to have hit the modern day sitcom circuit? Can you tell Joey Tribbiani and Barney Stinson apart from their quotes alone?
Answers at the end!
1. “I Was Just Outside Of Barcelona, Hiking In The Foothills Of Mount Tibidabo”