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Barney Stinson with Matt Kuhn
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Simon and Schuster
The Playbook is a book authored by Barney Stinson that contains a collection of scams Barney uses for picking up women. An actual published version of The Playbook is also available.
The episode version is a large, leather-bound book. It contains various scams including:
- The SNASA (page 3)
- The Cheap Trick (page 86)
- The My Penis Grants Wishes (page 31)
- The He's Not Coming (page 27)
- The Don't Drink That (page 7)
- The Ted Mosby (page 52)
- The Mrs. Stinsfire (page 117)
- The Lorenzo Von Matterhorn (page 78)
- The last page of the book was The Scuba Diver (page 136) which was torn out of the book as part of the elaborate plot.
- The Time Traveler (page 46)
Page numbers given above correspond to the published version.
The published version contains many more plays beyond those given in the episode. Some, like The My Penis Grants Wishes, have been refined.
The book is divided into five groups of plays for: The beginner, the amateur, chicks, the weekend warrior, and the advanced. It also includes troubleshooting and FAQ, an assessment to determine what group of the above the reader falls into, introduction and how to information and a history of the playbook.
Plays featured in other episodesEdit
- The Call Barney Stinson (page 96) describes Barney's Super Bowl play in Rabbit or Duck.
- The Duffel Bag (page 72) describes Barney climbing out of the duffel bag in Sweet Taste of Liberty.
- The Naked Man (page 24) describes the naked man move featured in The Naked Man.
- The One Week to Live (page 4) was mentioned in The Bracket.
- The Trojan Lesbian (page 123) was used in I Heart NJ.
- The Time Traveler (page 98) was used in Intervention.
- The Two Can Play at That Game was mentioned in The Over-Correction.
- The Robin was mentioned in The Final Page - Part Two.
- The Royal Archduke of Grand Fenwick was mentioned in The Ashtray.
- The Weekend at Barney's was mentioned in Weekend at Barney's.
- The Special Delivery was mentioned in Weekend at Barney's.
- The Kidney was mentioned in Weekend at Barney's.
- The ‘I Have A Pet Loch Ness Monster was mentioned in Weekend at Barney's.
|Friends & Family||Ted Mosby • Robin Scherbatsky • Marshall Eriksen • Lily Aldrin • Leslie • Loretta Stinson • James Stinson • Eli Stinson • Sadie Stinson • Jerome Whittaker • J.J. Whittaker • Carly Whittaker|
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