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Press Kits Unwrapped: How I Met Your Mother - AUDIO

by Joel Keller, posted Sep 25th 2007 12:05PM
Barney BobbleheadHere at TV Squad HQ we get all sorts of fun stuff. Networks seem to think that TV critics and journalists need to be swayed by toys and other assorted tschotkes that mostly just end up in a drawer or the nearest circular file. I swear, only pharmaceutical reps and computer shows generate less needless knicknacks than TV networks.

Sometimes the Squadders have enjoyed the press kits that have come to us; our dearly departed colleague Adam Finley always had a grand time finding interesting uses for the "swag" (I hate that term) that he has gotten from the networks. But sometimes, things come in that just stand on their own and end up in a proud place on a Squadder's desk.

Case in point is a promotional item CBS sent to us to promote How I Met Your Mother: a talking Barney bobblehead. Audio is after the jump.

The bobblehead came into us a few weeks ago. It didn't have a disc attached; the season premiere for HIMYM came under separate cover, and the DVD for season two came to us later on. This was just a bobbleheaded version of everyone's favorite sex-crazed suit-wearer, encased in plastic and cardboard.

And the extra treat was that, not only can you have fun making the plastic version of Neil Patrick Harris' head jiggle around, but you can have him say one of three phrases just by pushing a button on the bobblehead's base.

Since CBS didn't see fit to send one of these to each one of HIMYM's loyal viewers, I thought it would be fun if you folks got to hear what the bobblehead has to say:

The first one is a given:

The second clip finds Barney happy that he's doing good work... very happy:

The final clip is a play on Barney's other catchphrase. Here, he goes a little bit beyond "Legend -- wait for it...":

Like I said, this one is going to stay on my desk for a while. Maybe they'll make a season three version with new catchphrases...

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Oh, I WANT one. *swoons*

September 25 2007 at 6:47 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I blame TVSquad for introducing me to HIMYM, and this I need.

September 25 2007 at 2:12 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I have faith that the gods of ebay will eventually deliver this item to me. One must just have patience...

September 25 2007 at 1:43 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Wow, that is some awesomeness if I've every heard it. The last quote is my favorite of the legen-dary lines.

September 25 2007 at 1:21 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

you should offer that as a prize to a reader. (hint, hint)

September 25 2007 at 12:30 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I want one!!!!

September 25 2007 at 12:21 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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