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The Bro Mitzvah 

Ted and Marshall turn Barney's bachelor party into the worst night of his life, or is that exactly what they want him to believe?


Pamela Fryman


Carter Bays (created by), Craig Thomas (creator) | 5 more credits »




Episode complete credited cast:
Josh Radnor ... Ted Mosby
Jason Segel ... Marshall Eriksen
Cobie Smulders ... Robin Scherbatsky
Neil Patrick Harris ... Barney Stinson
Alyson Hannigan ... Lily Aldrin
Becki Newton ... Quinn
Frances Conroy ... Loretta
Ralph Macchio ... Ralph Macchio
William Zabka ... Clown / William Zabka
Calvin Jung ... Chinese Mobster


Ted and Marshall hijack Barney for what is his surprise bachelor party. The timing of their hijack leaves Robin high and dry to spend dinner alone with Loretta, to which Robin is not looking forward. Barney, who coins his party as his "bro mitzvah", is quietly excited for what most men would define as one of the defining evenings of their life. However, he is skeptical that Ted and Marshall can pull off his dream bachelor party, as most men's bachelor party is like a standard evening out for Barney. But Ted and Marshall are confident that they can do his party justice, especially as they paid attention to Barney's previous description of his dream bachelor party. But will Ted and Marshall's interpretation of Barney's description match Barney's own? Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Romance


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English | Cantonese

Release Date:

29 April 2013 (USA) See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


Barney's Bro-Mitzvah Absolute Requirements are: booze, cigars, strippers, fear for our lives, mind-blowing entertainment, karate kid appearance, "alone time" for me during the strip show, tell crazy sex stories, spontaneous decision we regret, spend way too much money ($$$), lose a bro at some point, at least one real moment between bros, and see a girl fight one of these requirements actually occur with the appearance of the karate kid See more »


After Quinn strips for the group, she has clown makeup visible on her chest indicating Zapka probably motor boated her. However, there is makeup where the nose would be - but he isn't wearing makeup on his nose - he has a foam clown nose. See more »


Barney Stinson: Shut it Ralph Macchio! Why don't you have a party with Luke Skywalker, and Harry Potter, and War Horse, and all the other movie bad guys and stop ruining mine!
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References The Karate Kid (1984) See more »


Piano Sonata No. 11 In A Major, K. 331: Rondo: Alla Turca
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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Great episode after much time...

well this episode is about bachelor party for Barney... nice twist though... you will love it if you love your friends getting teased... i almost having disinterest in HIMYM... but this episode changed my interest... i like the Chinese mob idea... also that North Korean joke... n Quin is looking hot as stripper and the best part is The Karate Kid... the writers has worked smartly for story as well as Joke like you are doing this to Barney, I love it... and Barney's mom is great, the way she is teaching to do it, with bread- sticks and Ring... awesome... now i am hoping for more good episode from writers...

show more BARNEYISM...!!!

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