How I Met Your Mother: Season 4, Episode 11

Little Minnesota (15 Dec. 2008)

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Ted tries to keep his irresponsible sister from hooking up with Barney during her trip to New York, and Robin starts hanging out with Marshall at a bar for Minnesotans, not telling them that she's really Canadian.

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During this Christmas holiday season, Robin is feeling more homesick than usual. To help her feel better, Marshall takes her to his local bar, which is for people from and celebrates Marshall's home state of Minnesota. Marshall comes here himself whenever he is feeling homesick. Despite Robin not being from Minnesota and despite the bar patrons ridiculing Canadians, Robin tries to make the bar her own place, at the expense of Marshall. Meanwhile, Ted's younger sister Heather is coming for a visit with the thought of actually moving to New York to begin a career in finance. Heather has always been a bit flaky in Ted's eyes and he can't see her making this move. But what Ted is most afraid of if Heather moves to New York is Barney, who has always wanted to sleep with Heather despite never having met her. Upon her arrival, Heather asks Ted to co-sign an apartment lease, otherwise there is no way she can move to the city. Ted, believing that Heather is too irresponsible, declines her ... Written by Huggo

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The jersey that Marshall wears bears the number "70". The only player in Minnesota Vikings history to wear that number is Defensive End Jim Marshall. Marshall was a member of the Vikings' famed "Purple People Eaters" defense. His number was retired by the Vikings in 1999, the same years as the NFC Championship loss mentioned prominently in the episode. See more »

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After the title sequence while Ted tells his friends about Heather's several youthful follies the extra in the blue shirt stands up for an approaching woman. After a cut on Lily and Marshall the guy is sitting and the woman stands at the table. See more »

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Ted Mosby: I've never let Barney meet Heather, and for good reason. Everytime the Mosby family Christmas card came...
[Christmas 2005]
Barney Stinson: [to "Jingle Bells"] Pulling down her pants, yanking off my own, underneath the mistletoe I'll make your sister moan.
[Christmas 2006]
Barney Stinson: [to "We Wish You A Merry Christmas"] I wish I could see her naked, I wish I could see her naked, I wish I could see her naked, and down on all fours.
[Christmas 2007]
Barney Stinson: [to "The Dreidel Song"] Ted has a little sister, gets hotter every day, and if I...
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References Misery (1990) See more »

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Let's Go to the Mall
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Written by Carter Bays and Craig Thomas
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