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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Ted's kids act shocked that the gang all smoke but in season 2, at Lily and Marshall's wedding, Robin and Lily go outside to smoke. See more »


In a previous episode Robin smoked and Ted's future children didn't act surprised about it. See more »


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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I have a feeling that Jason Segel(Marshall Eriksen) was one of the few people who was responsible for the production of the episode, simply due to the fact that he is a bona-fide smoker. So much so in fact that Alyson Hannigan( Lily Aldrin) refuses to kiss him on the lips because of his smoking habit. But all in all this is one of the episodes of HIMYM that I have seen like a thousand times. But it is polarizing in the sense that only people who have smoked in a part of their life(especially with a group of friends) or have observed a smoker will understand it. It shows what makes smoking so addictive and hard to leave i.e. the fact that it is kind of ritual which stays with you and helps you bond with a group I mean I know this might sound weird but it is true and that is the very reason it is difficult to let go and I am sure that many smokers or ex-smokers truly understand and clearly remember their many "Last cigarette evers"

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