Barney Stinson: Challenge Accepted

Barney Stinson: Challenge Accepted

All the times Barney Stinson accepted a ridiculous challenge, usually one which he himself proposed.

Quote from Barney in Baby Talk

Robin: Exactly. And it's not like the opposite would work. There's no way a guy could pick up a girl, going around talking like a little boy.
Barney: Challenge accepted.
Robin: No.
Barney: I, Barney Stinson, will pick up a girl whilst talking like a little boy.


Quote from Barney in The Window

Barney: No one... I mean no one... could get laid wearing these. [laughs] Challenge accepted. I, Barney Stinson, being of sound mind and amazing body, will wear these overalls until I have sex with a woman. [runs off]
Robin: I actually dated that guy.

Quote from Barney in No Pressure

Lily: I'm going into the city. Just, while I'm gone, don't go snooping around in our stuff. I know you think we have a sex tape hidden somewhere, so I'll save you the trouble. We don't. Good-bye. [rewind]
Future Ted: [v.o.] Here's that moment from Barney's perspective.
Lily: [droning] We have a sex tape hidden somewhere. [droning]
Barney: Challenge accepted.

Quote from Robin in The Window

Robin: Okay, not that I care about this challenge, but it's cheating to wear overalls over a suit.
Barney: No, it's not. They're not called over T-shirts, Robin. They're not called over shirtless fat guys who used to come fix my mom's car and then hang out with her upstairs for a little while. No! They're called overalls, okay? And I can wear them over whatever I want.
Barney: [to a passing woman] Hey.
Robin: Oh, he's not saying hello. He's just telling you what he feeds his horsies. Oh, man, I can sit here and make
you-look-like-a-farmer jokes all night. Challenge accepted.

Quote from Barney in Platonish

Barney: Please, Ted and Robin are not platonic. Just like me and Robin are not platonic. Just like no two single people in the world are ever platonic. Symposium. Two people are only platonic if in the next 20 minutes, there is no chance of them hooking up. Truth is, I only know of one genuinely platonic relationship.
Lily: You and me.
Barney: Don't make me laugh, Lily. You want to hit this so hard. Seriously, she's playing footsies with me as l... Ow! No, I'm talking about Marshall and Robin. [v.o.] Marshall and Robin wouldn't hook up even if this happened.
[fantasy, Lily runs into MacLaren's with a bomb strapped to her chest as Marshall and Robin talk:]
Lily: Marshall! Robin! If you guys don't full-on make out in the next 20 minutes, they're gonna blow me up and everyone in this bar!
Marshall: Oh, God, no. Anyone but Robin.
Robin: I really don't want to do this.
Lily: Guys, we have no time. Just do it!
[19 minutes later:]
Marshall: I'm sorry, baby. I just... I can't do it.
Lily: Aw...
Barney: And the only survivor was me, because I was upstairs banging Ted's mom. What? Get that blond girl's phone number? Challenge accepted.

Quote from Barney in Platonish

Robin: I'm sorry, I missed the first half of this. Why is picking up a drunk chick sitting alone and rubbing a tan line on her finger where a wedding ring used to be a challenge?
Barney: Because I said, "Challenge accepted." Pfft.
Lily: See, that's your problem, Barney. You only accept challenges you came up with. Just once, I'd like to see you accept someone else's challenge.
Barney: Challenge accep... Wait, what's the challenge?
Robin: Interesting. An opportunity rife with possibilities. We need to find something with just the right amount of poetic...
Lily: Get a girl's number while talking like a dolphin.
Robin: That works.
Barney: [imitates dolphin: "Challenge Accepted"]

Quote from Robin in Platonish

Barney: Seriously, guys, you're gonna have to try harder than that.
Robin: Challenge accepted.
[later, at MacLaren's:]
Robin: Excuse me, hi. I'm Ryan Gosling's personal assistant. He saw you as you were walking in, and he sent me over to tell you to wait here. Be cool. This is real. Okay? But listen. Ryan is super shy. I know. Heh-heh. Which means if he comes in here and sees you talking to some other guy, he's gonna turn right around and leave. Nod if you understand.
[back at the apartment:]
Robin: Redhead at the bar.
Barney: Challenge accepted!
[later at MacLaren's:]
Barney: Hey there.
Woman: Get away from me!

Quote from Barney in Daisy

Ted: Why was Lily getting into the Captain's car at 3 in the morning?
Barney: Guys, I hate to even say this, but do you think it's possible that I could eat six of these saltines in under a minute? Challenge accepted.

Quote from Barney in Murtaugh

Barney: Ted, there is not a single thing on here that you are too old to do. In fact, if you did everything on the Murtaugh List, I'd call that a pretty fun weekend.
Ted: Barney, you are not 18 anymore. If you did everything on that list, you would die. That wasn't a challenge.
Barney: Challenge accepted. In the next 24 hours, I'm going to do every single thing on this list. And after I do, you will TP the laser tag place with me.
Ted: And if you can't do it?
Barney: I will spend three hours listening to you talk about architecture.
Ted: You have got yourself a deal. Robin, will you do the honors?
Robin: A gentleman's agreement!
All: Huzzah!

Quote from Marshall in Unpause

Marshall: Wait, we're not unpaused?
Lily: Not yet. Mama needs some Papa. But as soon as we're done having sex, we're having that fight.
Marshall: So we're not gonna fight... until after we're done having sex. Challenge accepted.

Quote from Barney in Last Forever

[October 2016:]
Barney: Speaking of splits, do you think I can do a split in midair like my boy David Lee Roth?
Marshall: I know you can't.
Barney: Challenge accepted.
Barney: [o.s.] Oh, my scrotum!

Quote from Barney in Natural History

Arthur: The Captain pretty much paid for this entire shindig.
The Captain: Please, enjoy yourselves, have fun, but don't touch anything.
Marshall: Thank you, The Captain.
Barney: Challenge accepted.

Quote from Barney in Something New

Robin: So, what are we gonna do? Put something in their food, key their car? Ooh, do either of those cigars explode?
Barney: Hold on, Wile E. Coyote, I think I got something. He's checking out the hostess. Now, a guy who's happily in a relationship sees a girl like that, he'll check her out maybe 14, 15 times, tops. 16 times, tops.
Robin: So Krirsten's more invested in the relationship than her fella is. That could spell trouble.
Barney: Challenge accepted.
Robin: Hey, do you think it's bad luck for a bride to break up two strangers a week before her wedding?
Barney: I'd say it's very bad luck... for Krirsten. [Barney and Robin laugh maniacally] Ow, I hate this table so much!

Quote from Barney in Challenge Accepted

Barney: Nora, how you been?
Nora: Fine.
Barney: Look, I don't know why you would possibly say yes to this, but, would you want to grab a cup of coffee with me sometime? 20 minutes. I was such a jerk to you. You can spend the entire time calling me every dirty name in the book.
Nora: I speak four languages. I'm gonna need more than 20 minutes.
Barney: I'll call you. You look beautiful, by the way. And here I thought it was too late for sundresses.
Nora: It's never too late, Barney.
Barney: Challenge accepted.

Quote from Barney in Platonish

Ted: Can't believe your mom's not coming to the wedding.
Robin: Okay, seriously, I need to stop crying. Does anyone know how to turn this off? Is there, like, a button or something?
Barney: Want me to feel around for it? It's probably somewhere on your back. What? Trying to cheer you up.
Robin: I don't think that's possible at this point.
Barney: Challenge accepted.

Quote from Barney in Farhampton

Victoria: No, you were right, I have to leave a note. It's common courtesy.
Ted: Well, it's not gonna be possible with Andrea the Giant standing guard up there.
Victoria: Oh, right, Klaus's sister.
Ted: It's too bad Barney's not here. Man, he lives for bridesmaids.
Victoria: Right, but he's not. And it's not like he could seduce Uta over the phone.
Barney: [on the phone] Challenge accepted! [to Quinn] Honey, it's not cheating if it's on the phone, right?
Quinn: Say what now?
Barney: Quinn's on board!

Quote from Barney in Platonish

Lily: Congratulations. You win.
Barney: Win? No, I don't want to win. Keep playing. More challenges.
Lily: Fine, you want another challenge?
Barney: More challenges, more challenges.
Lily: Fine, here's your challenge. Go down to the pharmacy and buy some diapers.
Robin: And get me a samosa from the Indian place.
Barney: Sounds like an errand.
Lily: While picking up a girl.
Barney: Challenge accepted!

Quote from Barney in The Over-Correction

Ted: Why are they at Barney's?
Stuart: Hey, Barney. Just returning Ted's boots I borrowed for Halloween.
Barney: You were a cowboy?
Stuart: No, my wife was Wonder Woman. Can you believe Ted thinks a guy can get laid wearing these?
Barney: Challenge accepted.