How I Met Your Mother: Season 5

How I Met Your Mother: Season 5

How I Met Your Mother: Season 5

Golden Globe-nominated sit-com centred on a father telling his children the story of how he and their mother met. Stars Josh Radnor, Cobie Smulders, Jason Segel, Alyson Hannigan, and Neil Patrick Harris as the group of friends inside the flashback.

2009USA
Comedy

Streaming (2 Providers)

EPISODE 5.1

Definitions

After sharing a kiss at the beginning of the summer, Robin and Barney are unsure how to handle their mutual attraction. After some consideration they tell the gang they have decided to remain just friends,... MORE but secretly continue seeing each other. They are able to get away with their secret romance for a couple months, but are discovered when Ted, Marshall and Lily walk in on them together. They explain to the gang that they are happy with their casual relationship, and didn’t want to complicate it by defining it. This is unacceptable to Lily, who pressures them to label their situation, and ultimately locks them in Robin’s room to force them to address it. Meanwhile, Ted is anxious about his first days as a professor at Columbia, which is made worse when he shows up at the wrong class and starts his lecture.

EPISODE 5.2

Double Date

Barney takes Marshall, and Robin to a strip club where they find a stripper who looks almost exactly like Lily. Meanwhile, Ted discovers he had been fixed up with the same woman, Jen seven years... MORE earlier.

EPISODE 5.3

Robin 101

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.

EPISODE 5.4

The Sexless Innkeeper

Marshall and Lily want to hook up with Barney and Robin for double-dating and fun, but their desperate eagerness to please is a huge turn-off. Meanwhile, when a succession of girls come to his apartment... MORE and immediately fall asleep, Ted is bummed to learn he is a "Sexless Innkeeper" whose "dates" are only interested in a comfy place to crash

EPISODE 5.5

Duel Citizenship

Barney tries his best hoping to convince Robin into becoming an American citizen, while Ted and Marshall's road trip takes an unexpected turn for the worst when Marshall invites Lily to come along.

EPISODE 5.6

Bagpipes

Even though they do their best in order to be the perfect couple, Barney's attitude of know-it-all lands him in trouble with Robin and they are forced to seek Marshall and Lily for advice.

EPISODE 5.7

The Rough Patch

Lily comes up with a perfect plan to break up the relationship between Barney and Robin when they have a rough patch, but she needs help from Robin's famous friend, Alan Thicke, in order to... MORE make it work.

EPISODE 5.8

The Playbook

After his relationship with Robin ends, Barney dusts off his "playbook" to help him back into the dating scene

EPISODE 5.9

Slapsgiving 2: Revenge of the Slap

Barney freaks out when Marshall bequeaths a "slap bet" slap to Ted and Robin. Meanwhile, Lily's estranged father shows up for Thanksgiving.

EPISODE 5.10

The Window

When a perfect girl finally shows up, the gang tries everything to help Ted, while Marshall takes action when he discovers a letter written by younger himself.

EPISODE 5.11

Last Cigarette Ever

When Marshall picks up smoking again, it prompts Lily, Ted and Barney, ex-smokers all, to succumb as well. Meanwhile, Robin gets a new co-anchor at her show...

EPISODE 5.12

Girls Vs. Suits

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... MORE of his kids.

EPISODE 5.13

Jenkins

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.

EPISODE 5.14

Perfect Week

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.

EPISODE 5.15

Rabbit or Duck

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... MORE obnoxious colleague invites her to a party at his apartment

EPISODE 5.16

Hooked

When the gang tries to convince Ted that he is being strung along by Tiffany, they reflect about relationships where each of them has been in the same situation.

EPISODE 5.17

Of Course

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.

EPISODE 5.18

Say Cheese

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.

EPISODE 5.19

Zoo or False

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.

EPISODE 5.20

Home Wreckers

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.

EPISODE 5.21

Twin Beds

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... MORE to get twin beds at home.

EPISODE 5.22

Robots Vs. Wrestlers

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.

EPISODE 5.23

The Wedding Bride

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... MORE man Stella left him for at the altar.

EPISODE 5.24

Doppelgangers

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.

How I Met Your Mother: Season 5 / Reviews

IGN

IGN

It was a season of ups and downs, with a handful of fantastic standalone episodes sandwiched within so-so storylines.

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Collider

Collider

May not go down as one of the show's best seasons, but it still provided plenty of laughs and memorable moments...

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Vulture

Vulture

The best bits came from the rightly celebrated Neil Patrick Harris.

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