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How I Met Your Mother Exclusive: Will Sasso Set For New Year's Eve Rematch

Barney and Ted may be ringing in the New Year in the ER.

How I Met Your Mother has tapped Will Sasso (MADtv, $h*! My Dad Says) to reprise his role as MacLaren’s famously combative bartender Doug for the show’s New Year’s-themed episode.

Sasso appeared in HIMYM‘s fist-flying Season 4 opus on masculinity titled “The Fight” as the gang’s loyal bartender-turned-scorned nemesis. (Ted was among the the bullying barkeep’s victims, but Marshall had the last word when he KO’d  him.)

“We always meant to get him back for something good,” exec producer Carter Bays tells TVLine, adding that the episode, airing Jan. 2, “recaps the story of the gang’s New Year’s Eve. It’s very funny — it’s a spoonful of sugar following [last week’s somber outing].”