Anti-Barney humor is a form of humor that targets the children's television program Barney & Friends. The notion that the show is "saccharine", "boring", "annoying", "sugary", "dangerous" or "uneducational" has made the program a target for parody and negative attacks by children of various ages, adolescents, and many adults in the United States and elsewhere.
Barnabus "Barney" Stinson (born 1976) is a fictional character created by Carter Bays and Craig Thomas for the CBS television series How I Met Your Mother, portrayed by Neil Patrick Harris. One of the main characters of the show, Barney is known to enjoy being single, wearing suits and playing laser-tag. He often uses different techniques and ideas to have sex with women, which is one of the show's central themes. During the later seasons, however, he does get involved in serious relationships. The character has been well received by critics throughout the series' run, and has been credited for much of the show's success. He is credited for the Lemon Law and Suit Up! and is considered the show's breakout character.
How I Met Your Mother (often abbreviated to HIMYM) is an American sitcom that premiered on CBS on September 19, 2005. The 2013–14 season is the show's ninth and final season. The series follows the main character, Ted Mosby, and his group of friends in Manhattan. As a framing device, Ted, in the year 2030, recounts to his son and daughter the events that led him to meeting their mother.
The show was created by Craig Thomas and Carter Bays, who also serve as the show's executive producers and frequent writers. The series was loosely inspired by their friendship when they both lived in New York City. There have currently only been four directors of the show's 184 episodes: Pamela Fryman (172 episodes), Rob Greenberg (7 episodes), Michael Shea (4 episodes), and Neil Patrick Harris (1 episode).
Barney & Friends is an American children's television series aimed at children from ages 2 to 5. The series, which first aired on April 6, 1992, features the title character Barney, a purple anthropomorphic Tyrannosaurus rex who conveys educational messages through songs and small dance routines with a friendly, optimistic attitude.
New episodes have not been produced since 2009]citation needed[; however reruns continue to air on various PBS stations.