Neil Patrick Harris says his HIMYM character shouldn’t be treated like “offensive” roles or shows. Harris played Barney Stinson, a ladies’ man, and partying wingman.
He was funny and had great words.
In an earlier interview, Neil Patrick Harris was asked if the jokes or attitudes of his legendary character have been preserved. He said it wasn’t real.
Ted (the protagonist) tells his kids the story. He’s referring to his wingman/buddy. And the party-loving guy who made every experience fun. He lies to make the story more interesting.
So, I think of Barney as a freaky pro who made up a story when he didn’t do well. On the eve of 2022, many viewers may not like some show content.
One thing: He’s apathetic.
Future generations may be offended. It’s too late,” he said.