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How I Met Your Mother: Season 5 (2009)

Jason Segel , Neil Patrick Harris  |  NR |  DVD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (141 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Jason Segel, Neil Patrick Harris, Josh Radnor, Alyson Hannigan, Cobie Smulders
  • Format: Multiple Formats, AC-3, Box set, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), French (Dolby Surround), Spanish (Dolby Surround)
  • Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
  • Number of discs: 3
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: 20th Century Fox
  • DVD Release Date: September 21, 2010
  • Run Time: 638 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (141 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B002N5N4FS
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,365 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "How I Met Your Mother: Season 5" on IMDb

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Music videos
Super Date
Nothing Suits Me Like A Suit
Best Night Ever
Making of Super Date
Wedding Bride Trailer - Extended Version
Behind the Scenes of the 100th Episode
Series Recap

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Suit up for the hilarious Season Five of How I Met Your Mother, the outrageous, Emmy-nominated hit starring Neil Patrick Harris, Jason Segel and Alyson Hannigan!  The show’s funniest season to date is loaded with hook-ups, break-ups, and the return of Slapsgiving— not to mention the hottest guest stars imaginable, including Jennifer Lopez, Carrie Underwood, and Rachel Bilson.  On the dating front, Barney and Robin take their relationship to the next level—before calling it off—and Ted meets the roommate of his future wife in this uproarious, modern-day love story told in reverse.

How I Met Your Mother excels in tossed-off bits of genius, from a saccharine book-on-tape read by Kenny Rogers to "But, uhm" to bagpipes to harmonizing with Will Shortz and Peter Bogdanovich. These little gems of comic absurdity perfectly complement the sitcom's other great strength, which is clever, twisty storytelling--plots that fold back into themselves, unfold in flashbacks, or cross-reference previous episodes. This narrative inventiveness is hardly surprising, given that the premise of the entire series is that it's being told by the future central character, Ted Mosby, to his two children, gradually revealing how he came to marry their mother.

By the fifth season, this premise is growing a little bit threadbare (particularly after some of the red herrings of the past two seasons), yet the show continues to hold abundant pleasures. The cast--Josh Radnor, Cobie Smulders, Alyson Hannigan, Jason Segel, and Neil Patrick Harris--have an effortless lock on their characters, allowing them to pull off some perilously goofy bits that, in less confident hands, could have foundered (a musical homage to wearing suits, for example). The writing is crisp and driven; this half-hour sitcom crams in more plot turns than your average hour-long drama. The fifth season is not good to start with--the humor is much, much stronger if you've grown to love these characters over the previous four seasons--but for everyone who's been following Ted, Robin, Marshall, Lily, and Barney, it's essential viewing. Some surprising moments of melancholy are completely earned and stand out from the typical sitcom overreaching for "significance"; these moments are successfully rooted in the characters, who become more real every season… yes, even Barney. --Bret Fetzer

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46 of 50 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The story goes on... June 8, 2010
Kids... I hope you brought your notebooks, because the story of how I met your mother is a lot longer than you might think...

You get the feeling with each passing season that Ted Mosby's "story" is not so much about how he met his wife, but a cleverly disguised series of lessons for his adolescent kids as they enter young adulthood. That's not to say his quest for "the one" is actually just a footnote in the story, though. Many of the things Ted learned along the way were directly connected to his search for the elusive Mrs. Mosby. It just so happens that after five seasons, information has leaked regarding the wife's identity, but we've still yet to "meet" her. I know CBS has a good thing going with this show, but I'm wondering how much longer the writers can stall this inevitable meeting without the story becoming completely absurd.

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For HIMYM fans who are drawn in by Ted Mosby's journey to find his soul mate, Season 5 may come as a mild disappointment. The 100th episode was monumental, not just for the show itself, but for fans thirsting for details on the future Mrs. Mosby. However, outside of that episode there was very little advancement made in the whole "meeting your mother" facet of the show. Now for fans who might be more indifferent to the sentimentality of the show, or just have no problem with the stall for the sake of prolonging the series, this is a fantastic season. S5 more than any was centered around Barney Stinson, whose story ranged from serious relationships to sexual escapades more unique and insane than ever before, "The Playbook" (ep.8) and "The Perfect Week" (ep.14) in particular.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Addictive and Suspenseful October 28, 2013
By JWolf
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RECAP: The series follows Ted, an architect telling his children the story of how he met their mother. Each season shows Ted and his friends experiencing all of the moments and antics that will eventually/hopefully lead to Ted meeting and falling in love with his future wife. In general, it's probably necessary to have watched the previous seasons before jumping in at Season 5, since there are references to the past and previous character development plays a role. I've come to terms with the fact that IF we ever learn who the mother is, it will be the very last episode. Despite being trailed along all this time, the happenings of Ted and his friends are incredibly funny. To some degree, their regular antics do get a little old, but in the next season the writers begin to change things up and lend a little story-freshening. I do like this show and it's one you can watch several times, though I recommend having the seasons on hand because it is kind of important to be able to watch them in order. This is a well-written and family appropriate show that keeps fans begging for more.

Season 5 kicked off in the fall of 2009 with main characters: Josh Radnor as Ted Mosby, Neil Patrick Harris as Barney Stinson, Cobie Smulders as Robin Scherbatsky, Alyson Hannigan as Lily Aldrin, and Jason Segel as Marshall Eriksen. As the series progresses it is also picking up more and more celebrity cameos [ehem, did you know that the voice of "future Ted" in the precaps is actually Bob Saget?]; Season 5 features cameos from Chris Elliott as Mickey Aldrin, Marshall Manesh as Ranjit, Sarah Wright as Claire, Joe Manganiello as Brad Morris, Charles Chun as Mr.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars another great season September 13, 2011
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this season was pretty great. some classic episodes like Of Course, Rabbit or Duck, Definitions, Last Cigarette Ever, Jenkins and Doeppelgangers. If you're a fan of the show, you'll love it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars my twenties! March 22, 2014
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Hilarious show. Reminds of my twenties. Watch for the hidden things in the episodes. Will watch this Dow over and over again.
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24 Episodes on 5 DVD Discs, released September 21, 2010

"How I Met Your Mother" swaggers into its fifth season on DVD, a face that has probably surprised many. The premise is that an older narrator (voiced by Bob Saget) is telling the really, really, REALLY long story to his kids of how he met their mother after many, many, MANY stories about other women he dated first and his core group of friends. With a premise that seems like it can't go anywhere unless you introduce the mother, they've successfully managed to keep viewers on the hook this long and keep the show funny due to the hilarious supporting cast surrounding Ted, whom the story is supposed to be based around.

Ted Mosby is played by Josh Radnor and is by far the least interesting character on the show. It's very telling when Amazon describes the show as "the outrageous, Emmy-nominated hit starring Neil Patrick Harris, Jason Segel and Alyson Hannigan!" Neil Patrick Harris plays Barney, a brilliant, confident womanizer with a penchant for suits. Alyson Hannigan and Jason Segel play a married couple of Lily and Marshall. She wears the pants in the relationship and he goes along with everything she wants and they try desperately to go on couple dates with other couples and are pretty funny. The other friend in their group is Robin played by Cobie Smulders, an ex-girlfriend of Ted's who gets along well with the group who acts more like one of the guys sometimes.

Ted is constantly over-analyzing situations and trying to play the romance why-can't-I-find-the-one card, but it gets old and annoying. Really, he should be thanking his lucky stars that he gets to date ANY of these tons of girls that fall into his lap at all.
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Where's the blu-ray pre-order?
They aren't releasing it on blu ray because they didn't think sales of the season 4 bds were good enough. Looks like we're out of luck.
Sep 18, 2010 by James G. Gray |  See all 5 posts
Sorry, M. Stefanini, do you can tell me if somebody answer your question? Or if you already know something on this subjetct? Thank you.
Oct 20, 2010 by fred arius |  See all 3 posts
when does it come out?
I can guarantee it won't be out before June 11th, I'd guess probably September or October. But if you want to watch the episodes, go to
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