|The Bro Code|
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Simon and Schuster
The Bro Code is a set of rules, seemingly started by Barney. A published version of the book, first shown in The Goat is now available in paperback and audiobook. The published version was written by Barney Stinson with Matt Kuhn.
In the year 1776, Benjamin Franklin and George Washington were having a drink in Philadelphia when Franklin accused Washington of "codpiece block[ing]" him. Washington remarked there was no rule against it and Franklin insisted that there should be. Barnabus Stinson stepped in and offered to write this collection of rules when Washington and Franklin each said they were too busy. The first article mentioned referred to the avoidance of eye contact during a devil's threeway.
In The Broken Code, Barney describes a different origin story for the Bro Code.
The following articles were mentioned in The Goat, the episode that introduced the Bro Code as a book.
- Article 1 - Bros before hoes.
- Article 2 - A Bro will not talk about something lame in front of a woman.
- Article 3t - Bros don't date their bro ex girlfriends.
- Article 4t - Bros buy porn for all the bros.
- Article 5t -
- Article 6t -
- Article 7t -
- Article 8 - A bro never sends a greeting card to another bro
- Article 9t -
- Article 10t -
- Article 11t -
- Article 12 - Bros do not share dessert
- Article 13t -
- Article 14t -
- Article 15t -
- Article 16t -
- Article 17t -The Pyramid of Screaming from The Chain of Screaming
- Article 18t -
- Article 19t -A Bro's sister from Little Minnesota
- Article 20t -Poorly-planned-mediocre-social-media-practical-jokes before honesty
- Article 29* - A Bro shall always alert another Bro of any girl fight
- Article 34 - Bros cannot make eye contact during a devil's threeway
- Article 35 - A bro never rents a chick flick
- Article 53*- A Bro will, whenever possible, provide a bro with protection
- Article 69 - duh
- Article 75 - A bro saves a bro from his ex
- Article 85 - A bro saves a bro from the friend zone
- Article 87* - A Bro shall at all times say "yes"
- Article 89* - The mom of a Bro is always off-limits. But the step-mom of a Bro is fair game if she initiates it and/or is wearing at least one article of leopards print clothing
- Article 149* - A bro pretends to like cigars
- Article 150* - A bro never dates a bro's ex-girlfriend (unless granted permission)
*Article number does not correspond to the article number in the published version. tArticle still blank.
- Article ? - Bro code a bro never turns off Die Hard when it's on TV
All of the above articles are mentioned in the published version, although most have different numbers. The book contains 150 articles, a glossary of terms, definition of a bro, history of the code, amendments, violations, and approved punishments.
Many of the articles in the published version relate to issues in other episodes.
Articles in other episodesEdit
The following articles deal with issues mentioned in other episodes.
- Article 17 -
- Article 19 - A Bro's sister from Little Minnesota
- Article 22, 134 - Using a woman as a Bro or wingman as in Zip, Zip, Zip
- Article 39 - The Three Days Rule (four days here)
- Article 45 - Wearing jeans to a strip club, mentioned in Best Prom Ever
- Article 62 - A bro that calls "dibs" first, has dibs.
- Article 78 - Rackjacking from Brunch
- Article 83 - The Platinum Rule from The Platinum Rule
- Article 86 - the Hot/Crazy Scale from How I Met Everyone Else
- Article 89 - (referred to as Article 87 above) also covers posing as out-of-towners as in We're Not From Here
- Article 107 - No leaving a Bro hanging in I Heart NJ
- Article 122 - Barney's Get Psyched Mix from The Limo
- Article 140 - Lemon Law from The Duel
- Article 159 - A Bro always likes the new profile picture of another bro.
- Article 438 - A true Bro will never be "Necklace Guy".
- Article ? - A bro shall not have a weird moment with another bro's fiance.
- Article 113
- The sign in the formula is wrong.
Article 113 describes the acceptable age-difference formula. The formula is designed to keep "crafty old-timers from scooping up all the younger hotties". It places a floor on the acceptable age of a girl depending on the age of the Bro. Ironically, the book itself uses a less than or equal to sign when it should use a greater than or equal to.
x <= y/2 + 7
x = chick's age; y= Bro's age
This is basically stating that every chick must be less than the set line. Switching the inequality sign provides a more accurate article.
< stands for "less than" > stands for "greater than"
The chick's age must be greater or equal than the bro's age divided by 2 plus 7
So the correct formula would be:
x >= y/2 + 7
^^This is actually wrong. The original formula was correct. The chicks age, x, should be less than half the Bros age, y, plus 7. If the Bro is 26 years old, then the chick should be less than or equal to 20.
This makes more sense than: