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
Did You Know?
In the scene where 'Robin Scherbatsky' talking to all of the Minnesotans in the bar, there is a person standing in the crowd wearing a football shirt with "Smulders" written on the back. Smulders is the real surname of the person who plays Robin. See more
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
It's freezing out there! Where's your coat?
Ted, I'm Canadian - I don't need a coat. This kind of weather does nothing for me.
Yeah, this is like a spring day back in Minnesota if it wasn't for all the taxis and skyscrapers, and non-white people.
There aren't any Black people in Minnesota?
Not if Prince is on tour.
Let's Go to the Mall
Written by Carter Bays
and Craig Thomas
Performed by Jason Segel
and others See more