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WOMANIZERWhether it’s Charlie Harper from Two and a Half Men, Barney Stinson from How I Met Your Mother, or Joey from Friends, you need a ladies’ man.
Neil Patrick Harris as Barney Stinson, a man of many pickup lines.
Charlie Sheen as Charles Francis “Charlie” Harper in Two and a Half Men.
“How you doin’?” Matt LeBlanc as Joey Tribbiani.
NERD Socially a flop but a lovable brainbox, like Sheldon Cooper from The Big Bang Theory or Ross from Friends.
Jim Parsons plays a very convincing socially awkward physicist - Sheldon Cooper in The Big Bang Theory.
David Schwimmer as Ross Geller - the adorably nerdy paleontologist from Friends.
LOVE INTERESTA pretty girl, liked by both men and women: Penny from The Big Bang Theory or Robin from How I Met Your Mother.
Kaley Cuoco as Penny in The Big Bang Theory.
Cobie Smulders as Robin Scherbatsky in How I Met Your Mother.
RELAXED LOCATIONSomewhere where we’d all feel at ease: the pub or someone’s living room.
For the characters in Two and a Half Men: the kitchen.
The kids from HIMYM frequent their local pub to rehash and reconvene: MacLaren’s.
The Big Bang Theory’s characters flock to Sheldon and Leonard’s living room for food and laughs.
GLOBAL PHENOMENONCool plus brainpower plus a bit of sex appeal and a killer location and you’re raking it in for years on end.