During this Christmas holiday season, Robin is feeling more homesick than usual. To help her feel better, Marshall takes her to his local bar, which is for people from and celebrates Marshall's home state of Minnesota. Marshall comes here himself whenever he is feeling homesick. Despite Robin not being from Minnesota and despite the bar patrons ridiculing Canadians, Robin tries to make the bar her own place, at the expense of Marshall. Meanwhile, Ted's younger sister Heather is coming for a visit with the thought of actually moving to New York to begin a career in finance. Heather has always been a bit flaky in Ted's eyes and he can't see her making this move. But what Ted is most afraid of if Heather moves to New York is Barney, who has always wanted to sleep with Heather despite never having met her. Upon her arrival, Heather asks Ted to co-sign an apartment lease, otherwise there is no way she can move to the city. Ted, believing that Heather is too irresponsible, declines her ...
Did You Know?
In the episode 'Little Minnesota', several characters in the bar wear jerseys of cast and crew members. Cobie Smulders wears "Fryman" after director Pamela Fryman, the bartender wears a "Tatham" after executive producer Chuck Tatham, and another guy at the bar wears "Smulders". See more
When Robin is retelling Marshall's story at the bar, she is covering her heart with her left hand when she says, "A little part of me just died, son." When the camera looks back at her after she's asked to clarify, she's covering her heart with her right hand. See more
[On a chair in Ted's apartment, holding a glass of brandy
Why, hello. I've been expecting you.
That chair's not mine. Did you bring a chair to my apartment?
I needed one that swivels.
Written by Irving Berlin
Performed by Otis Redding See more