How I Met Your Mother

Season 5 Episode 15

Rabbit or Duck

Aired Monday 8:00 PM Feb 08, 2010 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • When the gang sees Barney in the stadium at the Super Bowl, holding a placard with a phone number on it, it's the same shot as used in the ad for the show during the previous's night's airing of the Super Bowl. However, the number displayed during the Super Bowl ad (1-877-987-6401, which played a recording from Barney) was replaced in the episode with a non-functioning number (1-917-555-0197).

    • Although Ranjeet says in the first season that he is Bangladeshi, the foreign language he speaks in this episode is not Bengali.

    • We learn in this episode that Barney's ringtone is "Turkey in the Straw".

    • When Ted leaves the double date, the camera shakes as though it has been bumped.

  • Quotes

    • Ted: You're going out on Valentine's Day. I thought we had a plan.
      Robin: Getting drunk and cleaning the apartment?
      Ted: I didn't say it was a good plan!

    • Marshall: You want us to arrange your marriage?
      Ted: Absolutely! Look, there are two sides to dating, picking and getting picked. Getting picked I'm good at. Ladies love Teddy Westside.
      Marshall: You're waiting for me to comment on your self-assigned nickname. (Pause) Well here's my comment: I LOVE IT!
      Ted: Really?
      Marshall: Teddy Westside? Continue!
      Ted: It's the picking I suck at; I pick the wrong girls! But you guys are the best pickers I know. You picked each other!

    • Robin: So that settles it. Don's a rabbit.
      Ted: I wouldn't be too sure. Don… Donald… Donald Duck? And what does Donald Duck never wear, I wonder? Pants.
      Lily: Pants!
      Ted: Don's a duck. Requesting permission to lawyer.
      Marshall: I'll allow it.
      Ted: Lawyered!

    • Ted: Why don't we just get a rabbit and a duck, put them in a fighting ring, and let them fight it out!
      Marshall: Because that's illegal, Ted!
      Ted: Only if we bet on it, Marshall!

    • Barney: Keep your eyes peeled for a red sweater. Based on her texts, she's dirty, dyslexic, and wants to 96 me.

  • Notes

    • The Italian episode title is "Coniglio o anatra", an exact translation.

    • International Airdates: Australia: July 1, 2010 on Channel 7; United Kingdom: September 2, 2010 on E4; India: October 21, 2010 on Star World; Czech Republic: December 28, 2010 on Prima COOL; Germany: February 9, 2011 on ProSieben; Slovakia: November 25, 2011 on JOJ Plus

  • Allusions