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 this episode, Ted co-signs for his sister to get an apartment in New York, but his sister is never seen or mentioned again even though she has apparently moved to New York. See more
[On a chair in Ted's apartment, holding a glass of brandy
Why, hello. I've been expecting you.
That chair's not mine. Did you bring a chair to my apartment?
I needed one that swivels.
Written by Irving Berlin
Performed by Otis Redding See more