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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This episode bears resemblance to "The Tell-tale Heart" story by Edgar Allan Poe. Barney is the narrator being driven slowly mad by the sound of a beating heart of a murdered man, represented by the ringing of his magic phone. See more »

Goofs

(at around 20 mins) When Ted finds Barney's phone and answers it, a person appears to walk past the window of the apartment. However, it is actually a reflection of Robin continuing to clean (you can see the yellow gloves she is wearing to do so). See more »

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Ted Mosby: [gesturing to Robin's pint glass] That beer looks a little flat.
Robin Scherbatsky: It's Scotch.
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References Caddyshack (1980) See more »

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Hey Beautiful
Written by The Solids
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A Great Episode To Season 5
1 July 2010 | by (Valhalla) – See all my reviews

When Lily and Marshall forget to fix up Ted on a blind date for Valentine's Day, they use one of Barney's many discarded girls to see if they may become Ted's future wife. Meanwhile, Robin's obnoxious colleague invites her to a party at his apartment. This Episode Is A Really Funny Episode. It Feels Like I Haven't Reviewed A HIMYM Episode In A Year. This Episode Has Intelligent & Funny Jokes Like Barney Being Traumatised By His Phone & Ted Being Hooked On His Phone. This However Is Not My Favourite Episode Of Season 5 To Me I Personally Like "Girls V.S Suits" Because It Shows Barney Making One Of The Biggest Sacrifices Of His Life. This Is An Entertaining Episode None The Less. Can't Wait Until Season 6.


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