Keep your eyes peeled to the tube, TV Fanatics: You may just catch Conan O’Brien making a cameo appearance on an episode of the CBS comedy How I Met Your Mother when the show returns for a sixth season this fall. The ginger-headed late night wisecracker entered the winning bid for a walk-on role on HIMYM at a charity auction this month.
Actor Neil Patrick Harris, who plays the womanizing Barney on the show, appearing on TBS’ Conan on Monday night and recounted how O’Brien bid for the cameo appearance while attending the benefit.
“One of the prizes [at the benefit] was a walk-on role on How I Met Your Mother which we offer sometimes for charities,” he explained. “Normally it’s in a bar scene and we just sit the person over our shoulders so they can say, ‘Look mom and dad, I’m on How I Met Your Mother!’”