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
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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
In the bar behind Ted and Robin a girl can be seen sitting while a guy stands. The camera then switches to Marshall and Lily for a second, but when it switches back the guy is now sitting and the girl is standing. 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.
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