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Chris Elliott signs on for father duty on 'How I Met Your Mother'

October 9, 2009 |  2:00 pm

Lily, prepare to meet to your father.

Comedic actor Chris Elliott has been cast as Lily's (Alyson Hannigan) estranged father on “How I Met Your Mother,” CBS confirmed.

The show's Nov. 23 episode will flashback to Lily's troubled childhood relationship with her dad, who is considered to be a loser and a crook, Entertainment Weekly reports.

Lily and her father will be reunited in the episode at a Thanksgiving gathering hosted by Lily's grandparents.

-- Vlada Gelman (follow my TV musings on Twitter at @stayingin)