Season 5 Episodes

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Season 5, Episode 24 - Air Date: 5/24/2010
Marshall and Lily make a secret pact to start trying to have a baby if they ever finally see Barney's doppelganger.
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The Wedding Bride

Season 5, Episode 23 - Air Date: 5/17/2010
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.
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Robots vs. Wrestlers

Season 5, Episode 22 - Air Date: 5/10/2010
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.
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Twin Beds

Season 5, Episode 21 - Air Date: 5/3/2010
When Ted and Barney jeopardize Robin's new relationship by professing their love for her, Robin realizes that she is finally over them.
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Home Wreckers

Season 5, Episode 20 - Air Date: 4/19/2010
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.
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Zoo or False

Season 5, Episode 19 - Air Date: 4/12/2010
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.
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Say Cheese

Season 5, Episode 18 - Air Date: 3/22/2010
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.
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Of Course

Season 5, Episode 17 - Air Date: 3/8/2010
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.
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Season 5, Episode 16 - Air Date: 3/1/2010
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.
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Rabbit or Duck

Season 5, Episode 15 - Air Date: 2/8/2010
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.
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The Perfect Week

Season 5, Episode 14 - Air Date: 2/1/2010
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.
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Season 5, Episode 13 - Air Date: 1/18/2010
When Lily refuses to believe that Jenkins, Marshall's attractive female colleague, kissed him, Marshall insists Jenkins tell Lily what really happened.
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Girls vs. Suits

Season 5, Episode 12 - Air Date: 1/11/2010
When Barney debates giving up wearing suits in order to land a hot bartender, his conflicted feelings lead to an amazingly awesome musical number.
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Last Cigarette Ever

Season 5, Episode 11 - Air Date: 12/14/2009
When Marshall picks up smoking again, it prompts Lily, Ted and Barney, ex-smokers all, to succumb as well.
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The Window

Season 5, Episode 10 - Air Date: 12/7/2009
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.
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Slapsgiving 2: Revenge of the Slap

Season 5, Episode 9 - Air Date: 11/23/2009
Barney freaks out when Marshall bequeaths a "slap bet" slap to Ted and Robin. Meanwhile, Lily's estranged father shows up for Thanksgiving.
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The Playbook

Season 5, Episode 8 - Air Date: 11/16/2009
After his relationship with Robin ends, Barney dusts off his "playbook" to help him back into the dating scene
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The Rough Patch

Season 5, Episode 7 - Air Date: 11/9/2009
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 make it work.
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Season 5, Episode 6 - Air Date: 11/2/2009
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.
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Duel Citizenship

Season 5, Episode 5 - Air Date: 10/19/2009
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.
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The Sexless Innkeeper

Season 5, Episode 4 - Air Date: 10/12/2009
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.
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Robin 101

Season 5, Episode 3 - Air Date: 10/5/2009
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.
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Double Date

Season 5, Episode 2 - Air Date: 9/28/2009
Barney takes Marshall, and Robin to a strip club where they find a stripper who looks almost exactly like Lily.
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Season 5, Episode 1 - Air Date: 9/21/2009
After sharing a kiss at the beginning of the summer, Robin and Barney are unsure how to handle their mutual attraction.