Drunken brawl over CBS comedy 'How I Met Your Mother' sees two Wisconsin men end up battered
Although it is unclear as to what aspect of the show that made them so mad, a criminal complaint said that the two had been drinking at a bar after watching a Green Bay Packers game on Sunday before ending up in a fight.
In what sounds like something right out of the pages of Barney Stinson's Playbook, two men in Wisconsin got into a drunken brawl after arguing over the CBS sitcom 'How I Met Your Mother'. Although it is unclear as to what aspect of the show that made them so mad, a criminal complaint said that the two had been drinking at a bar after watching a Green Bay Packers game on Sunday, The Smoking Gun reported.
The fight escalated to a point where they got out of their SUV and started stopping cars that passed them by - getting them on the radar of the Rock County Sheriff’s Office.
Around past midnight on Monday, the law enforcement officers found Alan Huschka, 33, and Brian Heywood arguing with each other. According to the complaint, they appeared to be "extremely intoxicated" and could barely stand straight. Huschka had wounds on his face and one swollen eye. His clothes were covered in blood. He was having trouble answering the cop's questions.
As an explanation, Huschka said that Heywood, who also had a wound on his neck, had become "a little feisty." Heywood said that after the argument got out of hand, Huschka had struck him as well. They stopped the car and took their the brawl went outside and Heywood said that he, in an attempt to be the "peacekeeper" had to hit the other man "several times" in self-defense. When asked by an officer if Huschka and Heywood "would have been arguing about the television show How I Met Your Mother" Huschka is said to have told while laughing "Yes, we love that show."
The sitcom came out in 2005 and ran for multiple seasons before reaching an unsatisfying end. Fans of the show have been arguing about it for years. It starred Josh Radnor, Neil Patrick Harris, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders, and Alyson Hannigan.