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Recap / How I Met Your Mother S 5 E 15 Rabbit Or Duck

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Lily and Marshall arrange a Valentine's Day date for Ted, while Robin agrees to go to a Valentine's Day party hosted by Don Frank. Meanwhile, Barney gets his phone number on TV and his phone becomes a nonstop hotline for women wanting to sleep with him.


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  • Arranged Marriage: Ted commissions Marshall and Lily to find a wife for him by Valentine's Day; the woman they settle on seems to be a perfect match, with the added bonus that her visa is about to expire.
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  • Call-Back: Don tries to seduce Robin by performing the Naked Man gambit which appeared in episode "The Naked Man".
  • Citizenship Marriage: Ted asks Marshall and Lily to find a wife for him by Valentine's Day; the woman they settle on seems to be a perfect future spouse for Ted, with the added bonus that her visa is about to expire.
  • Cursed With Awesome: Barney's cell phone is initially a wonderful hook-up magic charm after his number gets on TV. However, as the options keep pouring in, he gets more and more neurotic about choosing the best girl to hook-up with, and ends up never closing the deal with anyone.
  • Fun with Acronyms: CBS is used to stand for Call Barney Stinson

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