Okay, I'm tired as it's post-gym and I just hung up all my laundry but this has been bugging me since the end of the episode and I had to check it out.
Lily says in tonight's (bleh) episode, that Barney will become an uncle when she and Marshall finally have a baby which is fine and all HOWEVER it means that the writers completely fucking forgot that Barney's already a goddamn uncle.
In season 2, the episode where Barney learns to his horror that his brother is monogamous, he gets totally onboard when he finds out his brother and his fiance are adopting a baby. Cut to a (er, flashforward? Whatever HIMYM uses to tell parts of the story that happen later, like in The Goat) scene one year later. Which means it's taking place somewhere in the middle-ish of season 3. Which makes sense since Lily and Marshall are newly married and still have that honeymoon glow and the show is misleading that Ted and Robin are broken up at that point. .Anyway...Barney's already a fucking uncle. It was kind of an important part of Barney's development, that for all he is a sexist jackass, he is ultimately a complete marshmallow when it comes to family & friends.
Meh, I might have to give up on this show. I can't even deal with how they completely ruined Robin's awesomeness.