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 photos of past Minnesota Vikings greats on the wall in Marshall's favorite bar are: defensive linemen Carl Eller; Alan Page; and Jim Marshall - three of the famed Purple People Eaters, along with Hall of Fame quarterback Fran Tarkenton; running back Chuck Foreman; and wide receiver Ahmad Rashad. See more »

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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 »

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Ted Mosby: [On phone] Heather, my couch and TV are missing.
Heather Mosby: [On her cell phone, at a mosh pit] Oh, yeah. I sold them for Nine Inch Nail tickets.
Ted Mosby: My TV alone cost 2 grand.
Heather Mosby: Well, last minute tickets are expensive.
Ted Mosby: Plane tickets? Where are you?
Heather Mosby: Somwhere in Spain. Gotta go. Soul song.
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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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