'How I Met Your Mother' cast on 'Inside the Actors Studio' answer questions in characterAdd to Favorites | How I Met Your Mother
It was poignant and funny, as each cast member chose his or her favorite scene in the history of the show -- "Suits" (NPH), the two-minute date (Radnor), the bangity-bang song (Smulders), Marshall's father's death (Hannigan) and the cock-a-mouse (Segel), in case you were wondering -- but the highlight was the actors showing off their talents by answering questions off-the-cuff in character. The best bon mots:
Lipton: "Your friend Ted has described you as a sociopath, is that true?"
Barney: "What does 'sociopath' mean again?"
Ted: "Well, it's interesting because the derivation, it changed around 1863 -- [ raucous laughter and applause]."
Lipton: "What is the Playbook?"
Barney: "That was a book in my days, back in my young (awesome!) days where I had different ways to get dirty. That included lots of different doppelganger names -- The Scuba Diver, that was a good one."
Lipton: "Oh, Jesus."
Barney: "The 'Oh, Jesus' was awesome!"
Lipton: "Lily, have you ever admitted to finding Robin sexually attractive?"
Lily: "I will admit it right now. [ Robin and Lily kiss]."
Lipton: "Is it accurate, Marshall, to say that you have a belief in the paranormal?"
Marshall: "I have to take umbrage with your question, there's nothing 'paranormal,' it's just all the natural world."
Lipton: "Where did you acquire this belief?"
Marshall: "Uh, with my pair-a-normal eyes."
Lipton: "Would it be correct to say you're inclined to correct people?"
Ted: "I don't know if 'inclined' is the right word. I feel it's more -- I think we should take great care with what we say and I think that sometimes there's a better word and I think that sometimes people misuse words."
The "How I Met Your Mother" series finale, "Last Forever," airs Monday, March 31 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.