|The Bro Code|
| Author: |
Barney Stinson with Matt Kuhn
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|Published by: |
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.
The following articles were mentioned in The Goat, the episode that introduced the Bro Code as a book.
- Article 1 - Bros before hoes.
- Article 8 - A bro never sends a greeting card to another bro
- Article 12 - Bros do not share dessert
- 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 leopard 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 329 - Poorly-planned-mediocre-social-media-practical-jokes before honesty
*Article number does not correspond to the article number in the published version.
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 - The Pyramid of Screaming from The Chain of Screaming
- 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 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".
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