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Anita Appleby [1]
Barney Stinson (briefly infatuated)
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Anita Appleby was the girl that Barney was originally taking out on a Super Date.

She appeared on Come On, Get Up New York! to promote her book "Of Course You're Still Single, Take a Look at Yourself You Dumb Slut", where she summarized the book with one word: "No." While she was there, she had a discussion with Robin which led to Robin setting her after Barney to "crush" him. This originally failed, but worked in a different way, since the gang made Barney realize how he had acted after his break up with Robin, and let Robin go on the Super Date she truly deserved with a guy she truly deserved instead of Barney going with Anita.

She also wrote another book titled "Of Course You Don't Have a Retirement Plan, Take a Look at Yourself You Dumb Slut".

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  1. VIDEO: [1] Behind The Scenes with Jennifer Lopez and Neil Patrick Harris

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