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How I Met Your Mother Brings Back 'Karate Kid' William Zabka... for a Musical Surprise?

How I Met Your Mother Robin Daggers William ZabkaHere’s some news that will make Barney Stinson very happy: Karate Kid villain William Zabka will return to How I Met Your Mother — to team up with Robin Daggers?

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Per EW.com, the actor — who had a cameo on the CBS comedy last season — will appear as himself in at least eight episodes of the ninth and final run, and will become Barney’s friend.

Star Cobie Smulders broke the news on Friday afternoon by posting the above photo of herself — in Robin Daggers mode, it appears — with Zabka. “Would you buy this band’s album?” she wrote.

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Does Robin Daggers have a secret history with the ’80s star? Or are they joining forces for a wedding surprise? As HIMYM fans know, Barney believes Zabka’s Johnny Lawrence to be the true hero of the 1984 film, so that would make one legendary gift.

Hit the comments with your theories/thoughts!

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  1. Allison says:

    That episode in season 8 was brilliant so I am excited by this news.

  2. Lynn says:

    This is surprising, but I think it’s cute that he and Barney are going to become friends.

  3. Richard says:

    They should give him a cameo in the new Equalizer movie since he played the Equalizers son on TV.

  4. Lana says:

    Love it! I always had a crush on him!

  5. Joey says:

    Great news. He was goodlast season. I can’t wait to see him again in the new season.

  6. april-ann says:

    What? At least EIGHT episodes? Yikes. That goes beyond tying up loose ends. Smells like stale filler also known as desperation.

  7. Mikael says:

    Since the wedding weekend is the entire season, I could see him being in 8 episodes, not with major screentime, but probably as a guest at the wedding with minor scenes