While How I Met Your Mother predominantly focused on Ted’s
quest for love with ‘the one’, the show also explored the intricacies of
modern day relationships and inter-personal dynamics like no other sitcom. The show separated itself from the crowded market with its daring story-arcs
and romantic ties.
No other relationship highlights this better than Barney
Stinson and Robin Scherbatsky. The two had a complex rapport
right from the very start, when in true Barney fashion, introduced Ted to Robin
with the phrase ‘she likes it dirty’ - the rest is history.
Barney and Robin are both strong, powerful characters, not afraid to live vicariously, and in some regards may have been too similar to ever hold down a successful relationship until they were old and grey.
Every good show needs a stand out character or two to make it into a great show and How I Met Your Mother’s rapid rise to success is in no small part thanks to Robin and Barney.
How well do you know the most watchable couple on How I Met Your Mother? Can you tell Barney Stinson and Robin Scherbatsky apart from their quotes alone?
Answers at the end!
1. “The Future Is Scary, But You Can’t Just Run Back To The Past.”