How I Met Your Mother

How I Met Your Mother

The laughs continue in the fifth season of HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER! It all started when Ted’s best friend, Marshall, dropped the bombshell that he was going to propose to his long-time girlfriend, and now wife, Lily, a kindergarten teacher. At that moment, Ted realized that he had better get a move on if he too hopes to find true love. Helping him in his quest is Barney, a friend with endless, sometimes outrageous opinions, a penchant for suits and a foolproof way to meet women. When Ted met Robin, it was love at first sight, but when things didn’t work out, Ted realized destiny must have something else in store. The series is narrated through flashbacks from the future.
The laughs continue in the fifth season of HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER! It all started when Ted’s best friend, Marshall, dropped the bombshell that he was going to propose to his long-time girlfriend, and now wife, Lily, a kindergarten teacher. At that moment, Ted realized that he had better get a move on if he too hopes to find true love. Helping him in his quest is Barney, a friend with endless, sometimes outrageous opinions, a penchant for suits and a foolproof way to meet women. When Ted met Robin, it was love at first sight, but when things didn’t work out, Ted realized destiny must have something else in store. The series is narrated through flashbacks from the future.

Season 5 (24 episodes)

  • 1. Definitions

    Original air date: 09/21/2009 Runtime: 21:30 min.

    Original air date: 09/21/2009 Runtime: 21:30 min. When the gang finds out that Barney and Robin are hesitant to define their relationship, Lily forces them to confront their biggest fear...becoming boyfriend/girlfriend. Meanwhile, Ted is anxious about teaching his first lecture at Columbia.

  • 2. Double Date

    Original air date: 09/28/2009 Runtime: 21:36 min.

    Original air date: 09/28/2009 Runtime: 21:36 min. While on a blind date, Ted realizes this is actually his second first date with the same girl, and seven years later they still have nothing in common. Meanwhile, Barney takes Marshall out on the town, much to the dismay of Robin.

  • 3. Robin 101

    Original air date: 10/05/2009 Runtime: 21:36 min.

    Original air date: 10/05/2009 Runtime: 21:36 min. When Robin fears that Barney is cheating on her, she soon discovers that he is spending his evenings with Ted learning everything there is to know on how to date her.

  • 4. The Sexless Innkeeper

    Original air date: 10/12/2009 Runtime: 21:20 min.

    Original air date: 10/12/2009 Runtime: 21:20 min. When Lily and Marshall realize that Robin and Barney are the perfect double-date friends, they try too hard to impress and come on too strong, forcing Barney and Robin to try to break up with them.

  • 5. Duel Citizenship

    Original air date: 10/19/2009 Runtime: 21:35 min.

    Original air date: 10/19/2009 Runtime: 21:35 min. While Barney tries to convince Robin to become an American citizen, Ted and Marshall's fabled road trip takes a wrong turn when Marshall invites Lily.

  • 6. Bagpipes

    Original air date: 11/02/2009 Runtime: 21:20 min.

    Original air date: 11/02/2009 Runtime: 21:20 min. To prove that he and Robin are the perfect couple, Barney arrogantly gives relationship advice to Marshall, which results in a huge fight between Marshall and Lily.

  • 7. The Rough Patch

    Original air date: 11/09/2009 Runtime: 21:36 min.

    Original air date: 11/09/2009 Runtime: 21:36 min. After Barney and Robin hit a rough patch in their relationship, Lily devises the perfect plan to break them up, calling in help from Robin's famous friend, Alan Thicke.

  • 8. The Playbook

    Original air date: 11/16/2009 Runtime: 21:20 min.

    Original air date: 11/16/2009 Runtime: 21:20 min. When Robin and Barney break up, Barney pulls out all of his greatest tricks to get himself back into the dating scene.

  • 9. Slapsgiving 2: Revenge of the Slap

    Original air date: 11/23/2009 Runtime: 21:33 min.

    Original air date: 11/23/2009 Runtime: 21:33 min. Barney freaks out when Marshall bequeaths a "slap bet" slap to Ted and Robin. Meanwhile, Lily's estranged father shows up for Thanksgiving.

  • 10. The Window

    Original air date: 12/07/2009 Runtime: 21:36 min.

    Original air date: 12/07/2009 Runtime: 21:36 min. The gang tries to help Ted when the perfect girl is finally available, and Marshall takes action when he finds a letter written by his younger self.

  • 11. Last Cigarette Ever

    Original air date: 12/04/2009 Runtime: 21:26 min.

    Original air date: 12/04/2009 Runtime: 21:26 min. The gang struggles to quit smoking while Robin clashes with her new jaded co-worker.

  • 12. Girls vs. Suits

    Original air date: 01/11/2010 Runtime: 21:36 min.

    Original air date: 01/11/2010 Runtime: 21:36 min. In the 100th episode, when Barney debates giving up wearing suits in order to land a hot bartender, his conflicted feelings lead to an amazingly awesome musical number. Meanwhile, Ted gets one step closer to meeting the future mother of his kids.

  • 13. Jenkins

    Original air date: 01/18/2010 Runtime: 21:34 min.

    Original air date: 01/18/2010 Runtime: 21:34 min. When Lily refuses to believe that Jenkins, Marshall's attractive female colleague, kissed him, Marshall insists Jenkins tell Lily what really happened. Meanwhile, Robin finds out that a drinking game has been made up about her.

  • 14. The Perfect Week

    Original air date: 02/01/2010 Runtime: 21:35 min.

    Original air date: 02/01/2010 Runtime: 21:35 min. When Barney is about to complete the perfect week - landing seven different girls in seven days - the gang roots him on in order to forget about their own miserable week.

  • 15. Rabbit or Duck

    Original air date: 02/08/2010 Runtime: 21:23 min.

    Original air date: 02/08/2010 Runtime: 21:23 min. When Lily and Marshall forget to fix up Ted on a blind date for Valentine's Day, they use one of Barney's many discarded girls to see if they may become Ted's future wife. Meanwhile, Robin's obnoxious colleague invites her to a party at his apartment.

  • 16. Hooked

    Original air date: 03/01/2010 Runtime: 21:35 min.

    Original air date: 03/01/2010 Runtime: 21:35 min. When the gang tries to convince Ted that he is being strung along by Tiffany (Carrie Underwood), they reflect about relationships where each of them has been in the same situation.

  • 17. Of Course

    Original air date: 03/08/2010 Runtime: 21:31 min.

    Original air date: 03/08/2010 Runtime: 21:31 min. When Robin confesses that she is still angry with Barney for the way he handled their break-up, she enlists the help of Anita, a self-help author who plans to beat Barney at his own game.

  • 18. Say Cheese

    Original air date: 03/22/2010 Runtime: 21:34 min.

    Original air date: 03/22/2010 Runtime: 21:34 min. When Ted ruins Lily's birthday dinner celebration by bringing a date, Lily goes to great lengths to keep her out of the traditional photo she takes every year of the gang.

  • 19. Zoo or False

    Original air date: 04/12/2010 Runtime: 21:34 min.

    Original air date: 04/12/2010 Runtime: 21:34 min. When Marshall gets mugged, Lily decides she wants to get a gun for protection, so Marshall comes up with a convoluted story about the mugging to deter Lily from following through.

  • 20. Home Wreckers

    Original air date: 04/19/2010 Runtime: 21:33 min.

    Original air date: 04/19/2010 Runtime: 21:33 min. When Ted attends his mother's wedding, he is extremely disturbed by her overly affectionate relationship with her fiancé, which forces him to think about his own life and make an impulsive decision.

  • 21. Twin Beds

    Original air date: 05/03/2010 Runtime: 21:36 min.

    Original air date: 05/03/2010 Runtime: 21:36 min. When Ted and Barney jeopardize Robin's new relationship by professing their love for her, Robin realizes that she is finally over them. Meanwhile, after spending a weekend sleeping in twin beds, Marshall and Lily decide to get twin beds at home.

  • 22. Robots vs. Wrestlers

    Original air date: 05/10/2010 Runtime: 21:36 min.

    Original air date: 05/10/2010 Runtime: 21:36 min. When Ted, Marshall, Lily and Barney crash a highfalutin party at a swanky New York apartment, Ted gets the chance to mingle with the snooty guests and show off his intellectual side.

  • 23. The Wedding Bride

    Original air date: 05/17/2010 Runtime: 20:58 min.

    Original air date: 05/17/2010 Runtime: 20:58 min. When Ted takes a date to see a new hit movie, "The Wedding Bride," he is shocked to learn the story is loosely based on his life, and that it was written by Tony, the man Stella left him for at the altar. Judy Greer guest stars as Royce, Ted's date. Jason Lewis, Malin Akerman and Chris Kattan guest star as the movie versions of Tony, Stella and Ted.

  • 24. Doppelgangers

    Original air date: 05/24/2010 Runtime: 21:34 min.

    Original air date: 05/24/2010 Runtime: 21:34 min. Marshall and Lily make a secret pact to start trying to have a baby if they ever finally see Barney's doppelganger. Meanwhile, Robin finally gets an offer for her dream job, on the fifth season finale of HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER.