How I Met Your Mother: Season 5 (2009 - 2010)


Season 5
How I Met Your Mother

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Critic Ratings: 7


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User Ratings: 444
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Air date: Sep 21, 2009
Air date: Sep 28, 2009
Air date: Oct 5, 2009
Air date: Oct 12, 2009
Air date: Oct 19, 2009
Air date: Nov 2, 2009
Air date: Nov 9, 2009
Air date: Nov 16, 2009
Air date: Nov 23, 2009
Air date: Jan 11, 2010
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Series 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.


Jason Segel
as Marshall
Pamela Dunlap
as Miss Cruickshank
Dale E. Turner
as Professor Calzonetti
Matt Jones
as Pizza Guy
Rizwan Manji
as Dr. Vikash
Asia DeMarcos
as Japanese Wife
Bar Paly
as Natalie
Asia De Marcos
as Japanese Wife
Kenny Rogers
as Kindly Book Narrator
Edward Flores
as Male Jenkins
Gina Comparetto
as Strawberry
Ed Flores
as Male Jenkins
Clyde Tull
as Minister
Katie Malia
as Christy
Jim Nantz
as Himself
Jaime Taite
as Christina
Brooke Mackenzie
as Lisa Walker
Abhi Sinha
as Guy #2
Kim Knight
as Tricia
Lucky Davis
as Eight-Year-Old Kid
Hong Chau
as Cook Pu
George J. Finn
as Jamie Adamic
George Finn
as Jamie Adamic
Jack Walsh
as Morris
Piper Mackenzie Harris
as 11-Year-Old Lily
Blake Hogue
as Neighbor
Thomas Crawford
as Wedding Guest #1
Greg Lewis
as Mr. Ossias
Kathleen M. Darcy
as Wedding Guest #2
Krystal Marshall
as Bridesmaid
Cindy Adams
as Wedding Guest #3
Marion Kerr
as Whitney
Jim Grollman
as Uncle Larry
Charles Chun
as Mr. Park
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Critic Reviews for How I Met Your Mother Season 5

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (4)

Last night's season finale of "How I Met Your Mother" was a nice, fairly low-key send-off to end the season.

Jun 19, 2018 | Full Review…

Season five may not go down as one of the show's best seasons, but it still provided plenty of laughs and memorable moments, especially throughout the latter half.

Mar 27, 2018 | Full Review…

It was a season of ups and downs, with a handful of fantastic standalone episodes sandwiched within so-so storylines (and one that didn't work at all).

Nov 28, 2017 | Full Review…

What follows is HIMYM at its farcical best.

Mar 27, 2018 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
Top Critic

The show's been in a groove in terms of performances, pace and pithiness-the three Ps of successful sitcoms-but it's been a little strained when it comes to the emotional underpinnings that make this more than just an agreeable half-hour of comedy.

Mar 27, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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As usual, the best bits came from the rightly celebrated Neil Patrick Harris.

Mar 27, 2018 | Full Review…

This season has not been the unmitigated disaster that some seem to think; there have been plenty of high quality episodes and a couple of series high points. But it's been a rough ride, especially since we got back from that mini-hiatus.

Nov 28, 2017 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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Audience Reviews for How I Met Your Mother: Season 5

  • Sep 11, 2018
    this show is the best!
  • Apr 22, 2018
    not bad really rewatchable
  • Nov 17, 2017
    HIMYM is great because it has great characters,good narrative and its laugh out loud..
  • Feb 26, 2017
    By far... the best season of the season
  • Oct 13, 2015
    Aahhh :(! When the a Comedy-Drama Series, completlly kills the fun part out of it and brings plot twists in, which have absolutly no sense, you no it's wrong. But not everything was bad. Some highlight episodes like 'Slapgiving 2: The Revenge on the Slap' were in. It was creative, innovative and funny. But then there were some episodes like 'Jenkins', that were not funny, or made sense, had a good story or anything like that. Well, the mainstory in the whole season was more average than good. And Barney again was the best in the whole season, especially in the beginning. Where dumb episodes like 'Robin 101' were funny, because of him. One thing I have to mention is that the writers, can make awesome final episodes! 6,5/10, not really that good.
  • Mar 20, 2015
    There's a lot more good than bad in this season, but it still doesn't change the fact that the show seemed to really want to grasp at straws to keep the show afloat. Regardless, this season delivered the most memorable HIMYM episode of all time with "The Playbook' - which alone ensured this season's success. Oh, there's plenty more to enjoy here...but that episode (and maybe "The Perfect Week") really helped Season 5.
  • Nov 19, 2014
    IN season 5, episode 10 which is Blitezgiving, Ted left his friends to prepare for the Thanksgiving Day. Then, Blitz's curse moved from Steve who’s knowing as "Blitz" to Ted. Blitz's curse comes to a person when he or she leaves his or her friends to do something. It started from a person called Matt Blitz, then moved to different people through different generations. A Blitz person always says “awwww maaaaan” when his or her friends tell him or her about the great things they have done. Usually, great things happen when the person who knowing as "Blitz" leaves the place. Ted became Blitz in his group but not for a long time because Barney left his friends next day when they were looking for a place to spend the thanksgiving in. At the end, Steve Became Blitz again.
  • Jul 07, 2014
    made up for season 4
  • Jun 21, 2014
    This season gives a ton of new details about The Mother. Clever and funny, even with some bad episodes.
  • Jun 12, 2014
    The show at its best!

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