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


Season 5
How I Met Your Mother

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Air date: Sep 21, 2009

Lily forces Barney and Robin to face their fears about defining their relationship; Ted is anxious about his first lecture at Columbia.

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Air date: Sep 28, 2009

Ted realizes that his blind date is actually someone he dated years earlier -- and they still have nothing in common.

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Air date: Oct 5, 2009

Robin investigates when she thinks Barney is cheating on her, only to find that he is spending his time with Ted, taking lessons in how to date her.

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Air date: Oct 12, 2009

Lily and Marshall come on too strong to impress Robin and Barney, who then try to break off the double-dating.

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Air date: Oct 19, 2009

Barney wants Robin to become an American citizen; Lily joins Marshall and Ted on their road trip.

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Air date: Nov 2, 2009

Barney's know-it-all attitude gets him in hot water with Robin; Marshall and Lily offer relationship advice.

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Air date: Nov 9, 2009

When Robin and Barney hit a rough patch in their relationship, Lily tries to break them up.

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Air date: Nov 16, 2009

After breaking up with Robin, Barney pulls out all of his greatest tricks to get back into the dating scene.

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Air date: Nov 23, 2009

Marshall bequeaths a "slap bet" slap to Ted and Robin; Lily's estranged father (Chris Elliott) visits for Thanksgiving.

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Air date: Dec 7, 2009

The gang tries to help Ted when the perfect woman (Joanna Garcia) becomes available; Marshall finds a letter written by his younger self.

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Cast & Crew

Josh Radnor
Ted Mosby

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Jason Segel
Marshall Erikson

Actor
Neil Patrick Harris
Barney Stinson

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Alyson Hannigan
Lily Aldrin

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Cobie Smulders
Robin Sherbatsky

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Bob Saget
Narrator
David Henrie
Son

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Lyndsy Fonseca
Daughter

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Ron Nicolosi
Mike

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Charlene Amoia
Wendy

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Joe Nieves
Carl

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Ben Koldyke
Don Frank

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Matt L. Jones
Pizza Guy

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Suzie Plakson
Judy Eriksen

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Marshall Manesh
Ranjit

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Jim Nantz
Jim Nantz

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Marieve Herington
Betty

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George Finn
Jamie Adamic

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Piper Mackenzie Harris
Eleven-Year-Old Lily

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Carter Bays
Executive Producer
Craig Thomas
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Critic Reviews for How I Met Your Mother: Season 5

Audience Reviews for How I Met Your Mother: Season 5

  • May 09, 2022
    Such an amazing season! 5/5!
  • Jan 15, 2022
    Definitely one of the greatest seasons of anything ever created
  • Oct 08, 2021
    Another year, another great season, the consistency is unreal and the humour is fruitful as ever. The Barney and Robin chemistry is shown and the 100th episode of the show is LEGEN-WAIT FOR IT-DARYYYYYY!!!!!!!!
  • Aug 26, 2021
    Pretty good though varying in quality quite a bit from episode to episode.
  • May 24, 2021
    Another good one! Yes, I'm gonna say that every season.
  • May 06, 2021
    How I Met Your Mother was the first sitcom I ever saw and let me tell you that I was very pleased with the comedy world I just found. Sure the laughing track is always strange and its legitimacy can be questioned, but with that aside this TV show got me instantaneously hooked. There are several aspects of it that make it great, and even after finishing it I find myself re-watching it from time to time, given how much of a good experience it is, How I Met Your Mother has several strengths that can be seen right from the start, the original story telling and concept, where we see the narrator telling his tail on the past tense and even there we are constantly seeing flash forward and flash back events placed and edited beautifully and I think this was what got viewers really interested to begin with. Of course after you are invested, you fall in love more easily with the characters, and in this case I fell for Lilly and Marshal's chemistry, Barney's ridiculous over the top player persona, Robin's charisma and of course Ted's story. Following the adventures and the relationship of these characters always made my day, it placed me in a good mood specially since a lot of the series is not only about love and friends but the ridiculous depictions that are of course far from real, that's where the comedy gold lies. Even though HIMYM has his dramatic a tear dropping moments, the ridiculous jokes and scenes a lot of them coming from Barney himself are amazing and they allow us to leave reality for a moment and just enjoy the experience. Fortunately I saw most of the show without any intervals of time, all the way to the 9th season which was the only one I had to wait weekly for the episodes, so even though there are a lot of critics about the quality of the show dropping I actually didn't feel it, I loved most season, on the 8th things get a little bit more serious and less ridiculous which made things a bit stranger, but even season 9th being completely different from the previous had its moments. And then we arrive at the infamous ending which for me can be classified as one of the worst finales for a TV show.... We are basically slapped in the face with brutal reality which goes completely out of tone for the entire show: - Barney's end is bad, you would hope that his arc with be complete with a good message that even the most broken individual can find redemption and love - Also, having a season dedicated to a wedding that ends in 15 minutes was also not a good plan, specially with all the build up made for Barney and Robin relationship - The fact that the mother is dead was a let down since we met her, she is Ted's perfect match and they did the hardest thing, they lived up to the expectation coming up with Tracey as an amazing character just to kill her off - I believe they were stubborn they had their mind fixed for this finale since the beginning and didn't want to change, even the greatest TV shows make big change decisions as they go, look at Breaking Bad creator who thought initially to kill of Jessie on the first season, and of course thought twice! - The fact that we keep circling back to Robin and Ted ending up with her, actually makes the TV show messed up, makes Robin kind of the villain to always push Ted back and its sad that for all those years he couldn't let go of her. We can all agree its a terrible ending that will leave a mark, nonetheless all the legendary moments that were given to us to re-watch over the years, still make me love this TV show!
  • Jan 28, 2021
    ♦️ 1/2 Star - Oof, that was Rotten. ♦️
  • Mar 17, 2020
    Doppelgangers are definitely what I liked the most! This show was definitely funny!
  • Sep 11, 2018
    this show is the best!
  • Apr 22, 2018
    not bad really rewatchable

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