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 jerseys people wear at the bar read the following names (in order of apparition): Bays, Thomas, Tatham, Smulders and Fryman. These are last names from the cast and crew: Carter Bays and Craig Thomas are creators and executive producers, Chuck Tatham is one of the show's writers, Cobie Smulders is the actress who plays Robin and Pamela Fryman is one of the executive producers. 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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Barney Stinson: [On a chair in Ted's apartment, holding a glass of brandy] Why, hello. I've been expecting you.
Ted Mosby: That chair's not mine. Did you bring a chair to my apartment?
Barney Stinson: I needed one that swivels.
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White Christmas
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Written by Irving Berlin
Performed by Otis Redding
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The show didn't make it three 10/10 in a row, but it's still a great episode.

Plot In A Paragraph: During this Christmas holiday season, 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. But what Ted is not convinced, but he is most afraid of is Heather sleeping 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. Meanwhile, 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. 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.


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