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Little Minnesota 

Ted tries to keep his irresponsible sister from hooking up with Barney during her trip to New York, and Robin starts hanging out with Marshall at a bar for Minnesotans, not telling them that she's really Canadian.

Director:

Pamela Fryman

Writers:

Carter Bays (created by), Craig Thomas (created by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Josh Radnor ... Ted Mosby
Jason Segel ... Marshall Eriksen
Cobie Smulders ... Robin Scherbatsky
Neil Patrick Harris ... Barney Stinson
Alyson Hannigan ... Lily Aldrin
Erin Cahill ... Heather
Eric Bruskotter ... George
Tug Coker ... Bud
Jon Paul Burkhart ... Herm
Sean C. Graham ... Wayne (as Sean Graham)
Scott Michael Morgan ... Glen
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Storyline

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 ... Written by Huggo

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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 December 2008 (USA) See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Barney Stinson: [On a chair in Ted's apartment, holding a glass of brandy] Why, hello. I've been expecting you.
Ted Mosby: That chair's not mine. Did you bring a chair to my apartment?
Barney Stinson: I needed one that swivels.
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Connections

References Misery (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

White Christmas
(uncredited)
Written by Irving Berlin
Performed by Otis Redding
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Loved Barney's Songs
24 December 2014 | by slightlymad22See all my reviews

The show didn't make it three 10/10 in a row, but it's still a great episode.

Plot In A Paragraph: During this Christmas holiday season, 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. But what Ted is not convinced, but he is most afraid of is Heather sleeping 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. Meanwhile, 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. 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.


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