How I Met Your Mother: Season 5, Episode 11

Last Cigarette Ever (14 Dec. 2009)

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Although he vowed to Robin and Marshall that he would never tell them, Ted finally tells his kids that at one time both Robin and Marshall used to smoke. In 2009, they both felt like they ... See full summary »

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Although he vowed to Robin and Marshall that he would never tell them, Ted finally tells his kids that at one time both Robin and Marshall used to smoke. In 2009, they both felt like they had good reason to do so. Marshall, only an occasional smoker, always said that each cigarette was his last. But when his old boss, the meanest man nicknamed Artillery Arthur, became his new boss, he thought he was going to be fired - again. So when Marshall found out that Arthur was a smoker, Marshall used it as a bonding mechanism to keep his job. Robin, at the time anchoring the morning show, had just gotten a new co-anchor named Don Frank. Don was a career morning show host, moving from morning show to morning show across the country. Robin hated Don for what he represented: a person who had given up on his career, stating that they were on a nothing show that nobody watched. Deep down, Robin feared that he was right. So when she managed to get a scheduled on-air interview with then New York City... Written by Huggo

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All the major characters are smokers, but based on Ted's monologue, two of them have already quit: Lily when she decided to start getting pregnant, and Marshal when Marvin was born. Ted will quit after his second date with the mother, Robin will quit later in 2013, and Barney will quit in 2017. See more »

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The scenes showing Ted's children are from the original pilot where they are wearing different clothes and the set is slightly different. The reason for this is the need to use the reaction they give in the pilot when Ted tells Robin that he loves her on their first date. The same reaction is used in "Last Cigarette Ever" when the kids find out about the cigarette smoking. By Season 5, no new scenes of the kids' reactions were being shot because they were getting too old to look the same as the first 2 seasons. Thus, the need to use the old footage from the pilot. See more »

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Barney Stinson: Remember when we could smoke inside bars?
[Flashback: the bar is so full of smoke it's hard to see anything]
Ted Mosby: I think that woman over there is looking at me.
Barney Stinson: That's a chair, but go ahead, hit that.
Marshall Eriksen: [Unseen] Hey guys? Where are you? Marco!
Ted MosbyBarney Stinson: Polo!
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Cigarettes & Chocolate Milk
Written by 'Rufus Wainwright'
Performed by 'Rufus Wainwright'
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One Of The Shows Worst Episodes
13 January 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This episodes is one of the shows worst episodes. Ever since the brilliant episode called "The Playbook" each episode has been a drop in quality since the last, and now we are at this point.

Plot In A Paragraph: Although he vowed that he would never tell them, Ted finally tells his kids that at one time all the gang used to smoke. In 2009, Marshall, only an occasional smoker, always said that each cigarette was his last. But when his old boss, the meanest man nicknamed Artillery Arthur, became his new boss, he thought he was going to be fired - again. So when Marshall found out that Arthur was a smoker, Marshall used it as a bonding mechanism to keep his job. Robin, at the time anchoring the morning show, had just gotten a new co-anchor named Don Frank. There was serious friction between the two.

I believe we'd only seen Robin smoking previously, now the full gang are smokers??


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