In today's entertainment, we see a lot of guys that are winners.
The guy asks a girl to a date, and the girls says yes. Everybody
lives happily ever after.
In Barney and Tyrane's world this doesn't happen. Barney
and Tyrane are losers. Women simply do not like them.
Unfortunately, they are unaware of this fact. They feel they
are "cool players of the field", the only problem
is they get no play.
Why Is It Funny?
Barney and Tyrane are unaware of their environment. This
is a classic form of comedy that has been used throughout
history (For example: The Janitor in Shakespeare's Much ado
About Nothing) and in most of the comedy used in contemporary
forms of TV entertainment ( Woody from "Cheers,"
Hank from "Wings").
It is also funny because asking out a woman is an inevitable
situation in college. Barney and Tyrane are the people that
most college males are afraid of appearing like. They experience
the rejection that most college males are afraid of. While
watching this skit, people can all experience the dating fears
comfortably from their own seat.