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Season 05, Episode 01 Definitions

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Sep 22, 2009
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Definitions Sep 22, 2009 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, 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.

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Season 05, Episode 02 Double Date

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Sep 29, 2009
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Double Date Sep 29, 2009 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 earlier.

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Season 05, Episode 03 Robin 101

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Oct 6, 2009
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Robin 101 Oct 6, 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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Season 05, Episode 04 The Sexless Innkeeper

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Oct 13, 2009
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The Sexless Innkeeper Oct 13, 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. Meanwhile, when a succession of girls come to his apartment 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

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Season 05, Episode 05 Duel Citizenship

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Oct 20, 2009
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Duel Citizenship Oct 20, 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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Season 05, Episode 06 Bagpipes

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Nov 3, 2009
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Bagpipes Nov 3, 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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Season 05, Episode 07 The Rough Patch

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Nov 10, 2009
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The Rough Patch Nov 10, 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 05, Episode 08 The Playbook

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Nov 17, 2009
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The Playbook Nov 17, 2009 After his relationship with Robin ends, Barney dusts off his "playbook" to help him back into the dating scene

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Season 05, Episode 09 Slapsgiving 2: Revenge of the Slap

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Nov 24, 2009
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Slapsgiving 2: Revenge of the Slap Nov 24, 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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Season 05, Episode 10 The Window

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Dec 8, 2009
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The Window Dec 8, 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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Season 05, Episode 11 Last Cigarette Ever

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Dec 15, 2009
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Last Cigarette Ever Dec 15, 2009 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...

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Season 05, Episode 12 Girls Versus Suits

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Jan 12, 2010
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Girls Versus Suits Jan 12, 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. Meanwhile, Ted gets one step closer to meeting the future mother of his kids.

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Season 05, Episode 13 Jenkins

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Jan 19, 2010
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Jenkins Jan 19, 2010 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.

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Season 05, Episode 14 Perfect Week

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Feb 2, 2010
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Perfect Week Feb 2, 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 05, Episode 15 Rabbit or Duck

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Feb 9, 2010
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Rabbit or Duck Feb 9, 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. Meanwhile, Robin's obnoxious colleague invites her to a party at his apartment

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Season 05, Episode 16 Hooked

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Mar 2, 2010
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Hooked Mar 2, 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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Season 05, Episode 17 Of Course

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Mar 9, 2010
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Of Course Mar 9, 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 05, Episode 18 Say Cheese

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Mar 23, 2010
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Say Cheese Mar 23, 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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Season 05, Episode 19 Zoo or False

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Apr 13, 2010
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Zoo or False Apr 13, 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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Season 05, Episode 20 Home Wreckers

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Apr 20, 2010
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Home Wreckers Apr 20, 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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Season 05, Episode 21 Twin Beds

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May 4, 2010
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Twin Beds May 4, 2010 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.

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Season 05, Episode 22 Robots Versus Wrestlers

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May 11, 2010
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Robots Versus Wrestlers May 11, 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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Season 05, Episode 23 The Wedding Bride

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May 18, 2010
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The Wedding Bride May 18, 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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Season 05, Episode 24 Doppelgangers

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May 25, 2010
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Doppelgangers May 25, 2010 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.

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