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How I Met Your Mother Season 5 Episodes

24 Episodes 2009 - 2010

Season 5 of the sitcom begins with Ted (Josh Radnor) starting his new job as an architecture professor at Columbia University. Meanwhile, notorious commitment-phobes Barney (Neil Patrick Harris) and Robin (Cobie Smulders) begin dating, although neither of them know what they want out of a relationship; and Marshall (Jason Segel) and Lily (Alyson Hannigan) wonder if they should have a baby. Memorable guest stars include Jennifer Lopez and Carrie Underwood. Rachel Bilson has a small role as the roommate of Ted's future wife.

Episode 1

Definitions

Mon, Sep 21, 2009 30 mins

In the fifth-season opener, the friends discover that Barney and Robin are secretly a couple; and Ted stresses over his first lecture as a Columbia professor.

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Episode 2

Double Date

Mon, Sep 28, 2009 30 mins

Ted goes on a blind date and realises he went out with the woman before on an arranged date seven years earlier; and Barney takes Marshall on a guys' night out.

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Episode 3

Robin 101

Mon, Oct 5, 2009 30 mins

Robin thinks Barney's cheating, but she soon sees it's just the opposite, he's spending his nights getting lessons from Ted on how to date Robin.

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Episode 4

The Sexless Innkeeper

Mon, Oct 12, 2009 30 mins

Marshall and Lily hope that Robin and Barney will be their new double-date friends, but they are a little too enthusiastic, prompting Robin and Barney to break up with them.

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Episode 5

Duel Citizenship

Mon, Oct 19, 2009 30 mins

Barney tries to persuade Robin to become a US citizen; and Ted and Marshall's road trip hits a bump when Lily decides to come along. Kenny Rogers provides the narration on an audio book the friends listen to on their trip.

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Episode 6

Bagpipes

Mon, Nov 2, 2009 30 mins

Barney, thinking he and Robin are the perfect couple, gives relationship advice to Marshall, which turns out to be a big mistake.

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Episode 7

The Rough Patch

Mon, Nov 9, 2009 30 mins

Barney and Robin's romance falters, and Lily comes up with a scheme to break up the unhappy couple that involves a little help from Robin's celebrity friend, Alan Thicke.

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Episode 8

The Playbook

Mon, Nov 16, 2009 30 mins

Barney and Robin break up, and Barney gets serious about dating again by consulting his "playbook" containing all of his greatest techniques.

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Episode 9

Slapsgiving 2: Revenge of the Slap

Mon, Nov 23, 2009 30 mins

Marshall gives Ted and Robin one of his "Slap Bet" slaps to be used on Barney; and Lily's estranged father visits her for Thanksgiving

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Episode 10

The Window

Mon, Dec 7, 2009 30 mins

The gang helps Ted out when he finds the perfect girl is available to date; and Marshall finds a letter he wrote when he was young, and it has a dramatic effect on him.

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Episode 11

Last Cigarette Ever

Mon, Dec 14, 2009 30 mins

The friends try to quit smoking; Robin is bothered by a coworker.

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Episode 12

Girls vs. Suits

Mon, Jan 11, 2010 30 mins

Barney has to decide between his trademark suits or a beautiful bartender in the 100th episode, which includes a musical number by the cast called "Nothing Suits Me Like a Suit".

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Episode 13

Jenkins

Mon, Jan 18, 2010 30 mins

Marshall tries to prove to Lily that a beautiful colleague kissed him; Robin discovers that she's the subject of a drinking game.

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Episode 14

The Perfect Week

Mon, Feb 1, 2010 30 mins

Barney challenges himself to bed seven women in seven days.

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Episode 15

Rabbit or Duck

Mon, Feb 8, 2010 30 mins

Lily and Marshall are tasked with setting Ted up on a blind date for Valentine's Day, and they only have a week to find the perfect woman. Meanwhile, Robin's invited to a party by her obnoxious colleague.

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Episode 16

Hooked

Mon, Mar 1, 2010 30 mins

Ted's friends think he's being strung along by a woman and it makes them reflect on their own similar experiences.

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Episode 17

Of Course

Mon, Mar 8, 2010 30 mins

Still hurting from the way Barney ended their romance, Robin gets back at him by getting a beautiful self-help author to turn the tables on Barney.

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Episode 18

Say Cheese

Mon, Mar 22, 2010 30 mins

Ted wrecks Lily's birthday by bringing a date to her celebration dinner, and Lily does her best to keep the woman out of the annual group photo.

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Episode 19

Zoo or False

Mon, Apr 12, 2010 30 mins

Marshall gets mugged, prompting Lily to want to get a gun, so Marshall comes up with a crazy story about the crime in the hope that it will change her mind.

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Episode 20

Home Wreckers

Mon, Apr 19, 2010 30 mins

Ted attends his mother's wedding and is troubled by her affectionate relationship with the groom, which prompts Ted to make an impulsive decision regarding his life.

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Episode 21

Twin Beds

Mon, May 3, 2010 30 mins

Ted and Barney fight, claiming they both love Robin, while Robin realises she's over them; and Lily and Marshall decide to get twin beds.

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Episode 22

Robots Vs. Wrestlers

Mon, May 10, 2010 30 mins

The friends crash an upscale party attended by prominent intellectuals, and Ted tries to show off his brainier side.

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Episode 23

The Wedding Bride

Mon, May 17, 2010 30 mins

Ted goes on a movie date and realises the film's loosely based on his relationship with Stella, and it's written by Tony, the man for whom Stella left Ted at the altar.

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Episode 24

Doppelgangers

Mon, May 24, 2010 30 mins

In the fifth-season finale, Marshall and Lily make a vow to try to have a baby if they see Barney's doppelgänger; and Robin is offered her dream job.

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