You've got to hand it to John Lithgow; not only is the man a great actor, but he speaks truth to power.
When I talked to him last week, after CBS very generously provided us with a clip of tonight's episode, he told me that "Even 10 minutes into the show, he's not the father of Barney that you expect."
And, boy, was he right. The sneaky folks at CBS sent us the scene to make us all believe that Jerry, Barney's long-lost dad, was a senior version of Barney; he ordered the same drink, complimented Barney's skinny tie, and was able to pick up a woman like a champ.
But Jerry wasn't like that at all. In fact, he wasn't even close. And it's the reason why this episode was such a satisfying one to watch. Read More...