Neil Patrick Harris Plays Bearded Doctor On HIMYM

Is it just me or does it seem like the cast of How I Met Your Mother has more fun than anyone else on television? With ludicrous plot lines involving Canadian pop star pasts and at least three scenes a week that demand heavy drinking, there never seems to be a shortage of smiles amongst the performers, especially when they’re watching the antics of one Barney Stinson. The partying, womanizing executive has resorted to impersonating nearly every occupation imaginable to pick up women, though not it seems the actor that plays him is ready to do the same thing.

According to Zap2It, Neil Patrick Harris is about to play not only the beloved Barney Stinson but also a mysterious Dr. Stangel that specializes in fertility treatments. Lily and Marshall will pay him a visit, and then, well, it’s unclear where things might go from there.

So, who the hell is Dr. Stangel? Is he a doppelganger? Is he simply an excuse for NPH to wear a beard? Tune in to How I Met Your Mother on CBS, January 3rd to find out. Here’s a look at the two preview photos below.

Here's CBS' official episode description and further down are a couple of photos of Harris:

"Bad News" -- When Marshall (Jason Segel) and Lily (Alyson Hannigan) fear they will never get pregnant, they see a specialist (Neil Patrick Harris) who can hopefully help move the process along, on HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER, Monday, Jan.3 (8:00-8:30 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

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