How I Met Your Mother: Season 5, Episode 12

Girls vs. Suits (11 Jan. 2010)

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Barney chooses between wearing suits and sleeping with a sexy bartender. Meanwhile, Ted gets ever closer to meeting "the mother".



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Herb (as Ryan Kyler Bailey)
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When Barney debates giving up wearing suits in order to land a hot bartender, his conflicted feelings lead to an amazingly awesome musical number. Meanwhile, Ted gets one step closer to meeting the future mother of his kids, on the 100th episode. Written by CBS Publicity

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Comedy | Romance





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Zachary Woodlee, choreographer of Glee (2009), choreographed the musical sequence within Barney's mind. Heather Morris is a lead on Glee and was one of the dancers in this episode's musical number. Neil Patrick Harris later guest-starred on Glee. See more »


During the musical sequence "Nothing Suits Me Like a Suit" when Barney climbs on top of the Taxicab, a crew trailer and small buildings that would not be located in Manhattan can be seen in the background See more »


Cindy: [Ted just got a pretty girl away from being invited to a drinking party by three frat guys] I swear, every week, I get invited by some frat guy to a kegger, and I say, "I'm a PhD candidate, and I'm writing a dissertation titled Foreign Direct Investment and Inter-generational Linkages in Consumption Behavior."
Ted Mosby: And what does frat guy say to that?
Cindy: [Drawls] 'That's hot.'
Ted Mosby: [laughs] ... Actually, that is kinda hot.
Cindy: Ted, I have a confession - I recognize you. Do you remember your first class last ...
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Spoofed in Hay que Hacer un Musical (2014) See more »


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the episode revolves about barney being confused as to whether he should suit down to bang a hot bartender or not break his virtue.this results in an a musical number.
26 July 2013 | by (India) – See all my reviews

this episode of how i met your mother is special as it makes how i met your mother a 100 episode old. as Ted becomes one more step closer to meeting the mother. while barney faces a strong inner conflict as to whether suit down or to lose sleeping with as he says a "10". i loved this episode as it was practically a Broadway show. the title girls vs suits is apropos as barney thinks of suits as his life partners and friends while he considers women on the opposite side as objects, barney as always has been apart from the gang as a single ready to mingle guy but in season 5 he finally kicks of his dating life but till girls vs suits he breaks up with robin his girlfriend . this i suppose makes him realize that women in his life are as he says 'i got them coming and going, what up'. therefore he decides which is more important to him suits or women

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