For the stories told by Barney, see Fake History Lesson.
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True Story is a catchphrase of Barney Stinson. He uses it after saying something that factually isn't true. A few examples include:

  • "When I get sad I stop being sad and be awesome instead. True story."
  • "Whenever I start feeling sick, I just stop being sick and be awesome instead. True story."
  • "It's origin story time. And trust me, every word is true." (Bedtime Stories)
  • It is usually said after something that he wants you to believe is true, which is often not.
  • It is also often said after a fake history lesson from Barney. He would commonly say "true story" at the end
Truestory meme
  • The phrase itself was popular enough to become an internet meme (see right)
  • Robin uses the phrase when mocking Barney's newly discovered Canadian ancestry in The Slutty Pumpkin Returns.

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