How I Met Your Mother: Season 5, Episode 5

Duel Citizenship (19 Oct. 2009)

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Ever since Marshall and Lily got married, Ted feels that his "best bro" Marshall has turned from being a "me" to a "we". That's why Ted is so excited when Marshall agrees to recreate one of... See full summary »



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Ever since Marshall and Lily got married, Ted feels that his "best bro" Marshall has turned from being a "me" to a "we". That's why Ted is so excited when Marshall agrees to recreate one of their crazy college road trips to Chicago's Gazola's pizza joint, which is closing. But this trip is not quite what Ted was expecting as Marshall invites Lily. As Lily's presence changes the nature of the road trip, Ted tries to regain what he wanted this trip to be. Meanwhile, Robin may be deported unless she becomes a US citizen. Robin, a patriotic Canadian, isn't sure if she wants to become an American. Barney, who doesn't understand why anyone wouldn't want to be American, helps Robin become his version of American. But when Robin's withdrawal symptoms become too much for her to handle, she falls off the wagon. This experience shows her where she really fits and where her patriotic heart lies. Written by Huggo

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singing in a car


Comedy | Drama | Romance





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19 October 2009 (USA)  »

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Robin tells Ted that the water bill is "bigger than Louis Cyr's arms." Cyr was a French/Canadian strongman and weightlifter whose forearms reportedly measured 16.3"/41.4cm. See more »


Ted and Marshall tell how they would eat jerky and drink tantrum on their trip, but Marshall always had a no food or drink rule in the car. See more »


Barney Stinson: Last question. Who is this?
[Holds up picture of Ernest P Worrell]
Robin Scherbatsky: That is the fine actor best known for the Hey Vern series of films. And his name is Jeff Foxworthy.
Barney Stinson: Wrong. It's Jim Varney.
Robin Scherbatsky: It's Jeff Foxworthy, you idiot!
Barney Stinson: Robin, not only were you wrong, but you stubbornly stuck to your guns and insulted me in the process.
Barney Stinson: Congratulations, you are an American.
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References Ernest Goes to Africa (1997) See more »


I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)
Performed by The Proclaimers
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