How I Met Your Mother: Season 5, Episode 15

Rabbit or Duck (8 Feb. 2010)

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Barney runs into problems when he displays his cell phone number during the Super Bowl, Ted asks Marshall and Lily to arrange a marriage for him, and Robin thinks that her co-anchor has asked her out on a date.

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There's a fine line between love and hate, which is evident for the gang in the lead up to Valentine's Day 2010. Ted uses the analogy of the picture that seen one way looks like a duck ("love" in most of their minds, except for Marshall), and seen another way looks like a rabbit ("hate"). To Robin, her co-anchor Don is a rabbit, so she is perturbed when she thinks his invitation to a Valentine's Day party at his place is a date. To Ted, all he can see around him are rabbits. He feels he doesn't have any problem attracting women, but it's choosing the duck with which he has the problem. So he decides for this Valentine's Day, he's going to leave the choosing of his duck to who he sees as the ultimate duck choosers, Marshall and Lily (since they both found each other). And Barney thinks that his self-advertising sign with his phone number shown during the Super Bowl is a certain way that he will have his choice of a duck for Valentine's. His problem may not be finding a duck, but ... Written by Huggo

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During Barney's interaction with Marshall and Lily at Mclaren's, he acts like Gollum in The Lord of the Rings. His phone being the ring. See more »

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Ranjit is a driver who is originally from Bangladesh and so must Bengali, but the actor is an Iranian who speaks Persian in the scene where they are comparing a duck to a rabbit in the bar. See more »

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Marshall Eriksen: I mean, look, when you first met Don, you hated him, you thought "This guy's a duck", but one of these days you're gonna realize "This is actually someone that I love, he's a rabbit".
Ted Mosby: Wow I think you got it backwards there, buddy. The duck is the thing you love, the rabbit is the thing you hate.
Marshall Eriksen: What?
Robin Scherbatsky: Yeah I got to agree. Duck's up, rabbit down.
Lily Aldrin: Definitely. Ducks are better than rabbits.
Marshall Eriksen: I got... ducks are... ducks are... rabbits are adorable. Ducks are aargh. Have you ever been in a fight with...
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Another Great Episode
14 January 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Neil Patrick Harris knocks it out if the park once again as Barney Stinson as How I Met Your Mother.

Plot In A Paragraph: It is Valentine's Day 2010 and Barney holds up a sign with his phone number during the Super Bowl and it is a big success as the phone never stops ringing, however he is driven insane, by the mystery of who rings next, and he is unable to turn the next girl down. Meanwhile Ted shows the gang a picture that seen one way looks like a duck (love), and seen another way looks like a rabbit (hate). To Robin, her co-anchor Don is a rabbit, so she is surprised when she thinks his invitation to a Valentine's Day party at his place is a date. Ted decides for this Valentine's Day, he's going to let Marshall and Lily choose his date.

The Barney storyline is hilarious, with several laugh out loud moments and we get a return of "The Naked Man"


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