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



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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
Asia DeMarcos
as Japanese Wife
Matt Jones
as Pizza Guy
Bar Paly
as Natalie
Rizwan Manji
as Dr. Vikash
Asia De Marcos
as Japanese Wife
Kenny Rogers
as Kindly Book Narrator
Ed Flores
as Male Jenkins
Jim Nantz
as Himself
Edward Flores
as Male Jenkins
Gina Comparetto
as Strawberry
Clyde Tull
as Minister
Katie Malia
as Christy
Brooke Mackenzie
as Lisa Walker
Jaime Taite
as Christina
Lucky Davis
as Eight-Year-Old Kid
Hong Chau
as Cook Pu
Abhi Sinha
as Guy #2
Kim Knight
as Tricia
Jack Walsh
as Morris
George J. Finn
as Jamie Adamic
George Finn
as Jamie Adamic
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
Jim Grollman
as Uncle Larry
Marion Kerr
as Whitney
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…
Top Critic

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


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The only standout episode here was "Girls Vs. Suits" which is a lot to say for a 22 episode season. This is where the quality of HIMYM really went down.


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