How I Met Your Mother

Duel Citizenship

Season 5, Ep 5, Aired 10/19/09
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  • Episode Description
  • Facing deportation, Robin decides to become a U.S. citizen, but she can't seem to let go of her Canadian heritage. Ted and Marshall take a road trip to Chicago, but Lily's decision to join up spoils the fun.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Neil Patrick Harris

    Barney Stinson

  • Alyson Hannigan

    Lily Aldrin

  • Jason Segel

    Marshall Eriksen

  • Cobie Smulders

    Robin Scherbatsky

  • Josh Radnor

    Ted Mosby

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  • Fan Reviews (14)
  • Unfunny, offensive and dumb

    By nananabatman, May 04, 2013

  • Robin is from Canada

    By Lostindharma, Feb 24, 2013

  • one of my favorite episode

    By JohnnyDeFina, Jan 06, 2012

  • Offensive episode.

    By Jon_MW_14, Aug 28, 2011

  • This show used to be funny and fresh, now it sucks! And become lame

    By cloudav23, Oct 22, 2009

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (9)

    • Barney: (feeling that he had enough knowing about Robin's national identity) Okay, that's it! (turns around, facing the Canadian customers in a Tim Hortons cafe) Attention, Canada! I am Barney from America and I'm here to fix your backward-ass country! Number one: Get real money! [I] don't know what board game this came from but it's a zzhh-oke [joke]! Number two, and this is the biggie: Quit lettin' awesome chicks like Robin Scherbatsky get away! Because, guess what? You don't wanna?! I'm plantin' my flag in there, if you know what I mean which you probably don't, and gettin' the hell outta here! You may now return to being pointless!

    • Marshall: We were having a perfectly nice time, and then you kidnapped me! You didn't even let me put on underwear! Ted: We never used to put on underwear! (pizza guy stares at them)

    • Robin: What happened? Barney: You went Canadian. Robin: How Canadian? Barney: THIS Canadian! (opens the curtains but a building blocks the view) Oh. That was supposed to be a dramatic view of the Toronto skyline. We're in Toronto!

    • Barney: To prove you are as American as apple pie and the childhood obesity it leads to, answer this last question. Who is this? (holds up a picture of Ernest P. Worrell)
      Robin: That is the fine actor best known for the "Hey, Vern" series of films. And his name is Jeff Foxworthy.
      Barney: Wrong. It's Jim Varney.
      Robin: That's Jeff Foxworthy, dumbass! End of story, now shut your stupid face!
      Barney: Robin, not only were you wrong, but you belligerently stuck to your guns and insulted me in the process. (salutes) Congratulations, you are an American.

    • Barney: It's not gonna be easy, like the Canadian citizenship test. Robin: How do you know the Canadian citizenship test is easy? Barney: It's Canada! Question One: "Do you want to be Canadian?" Question Two: "Really?"

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    Notes (3)

    • The Italian episode title is "La doppia cittadinanza", meaning "Dual Citizenship".

    • Music: "I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)" by The Proclaimers

    • International Airdates: Australia: March 11, 2010 on Channel 7; United Kingdom: June 24, 2010 on E4; India: October 5, 2010 on Star World; Czech Republic: December 9, 2010 on Prima COOL; Germany: January 19, 2011 on ProSieben; Slovakia: November 18, 2011 on JOJ Plus

    Trivia (3)

    • Ted and Marshall are eating beef jerky and drinking Surge in the Fierro. We found out 3 seasons ago that Marshall had a very strict, "No food! No drink!" rule.

    • When talking about the FDA tests that were run on "Tantrum" sodapop, a group of mice appear onscreen separated in glass partitions, and one of the mice explodes. However, the mouse that explodes is in a container marked "FDA Tantrum Test Control #AWF4501". The control group is used to gauge the reaction of the other groups, and they wouldn't have been given anything. The other mice should have exploded.

    • In the bar fight at Hoser Hut, one guy in a Vancouver jersey has "Bays" on the back, referring Carter Bays, one of the creators of the show.

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