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When a perfect girl finally shows up, the gang tries everything to help Ted, while Marshall takes action when he discovers a letter written by younger himself.

Source: CBS

Episode Info  

Episode number: 5x10
Production Number: 5ALH11
Airdate: Monday December 07th, 2009

Director: Pamela Fryman
Writer: Joe Kelly (3)

Alternate Airdates:

UK (E4) Jul 29, 2010

Special Guest Stars
Joanna GarciaJoanna Garcia
As Maggie Wilkes

Guest Stars
Charlene AmoiaCharlene Amoia
As Wendy

Co-Guest Stars
George FinnGeorge Finn
As Jamie
Marieve HeringtonMarieve Herington
As Betty
Alec MedlockAlec Medlock
As Waiter
Barbara PettyBarbara Petty
As Mrs. Douglas
Jay LayJay Lay
As Nicest Guy in the World
Matthew MoyMatthew Moy
As Louis
Main Cast
Josh RadnorJosh Radnor
As Ted Mosby
Jason SegelJason Segel
As Marshall Eriksen
Cobie SmuldersCobie Smulders
As Robin Scherbatsky
Neil Patrick HarrisNeil Patrick Harris
As Barney Stinson
Alyson HanniganAlyson Hannigan
As Lily Aldrin
Bob SagetBob Saget
voiced Narrator / Ted, 2030
Episode References
Marshall can't slam dunk anymore, because he has an injury known as dancer's hip. We learn this in episode 4x14 "The Possimpible".

Barney wants to go to Giddy Ups, a bar the gang goes to in episode 4x08 "Woooo!".

Other Episode Crew

CreatorCarter Bays  |  Craig Thomas (1)
Executive ProducerGreg Malins  |  Chris Harris (1)  |  Craig Thomas (1)  |  Pamela Fryman  |  Carter Bays
Co-Executive ProducerChuck Tatham  |  Jamie Rhonheimer  |  Stephen Lloyd (1)  |  Kourtney Kang  |  Suzy Mamann Greenberg
Supervising ProducerTheresa Mulligan Rosenthal
ProducerRob Greenberg  |  Stewart Halpern
Co-ProducerMissy Alexander  |  Joe Kelly (3)
Associate ProducerReid Watanabe
Production DesignerSteve Olson
EditorSusan Federman
CastingMarisa Ross  |  Alyson Silverberg
Unit Production ManagerSuzy Mamann Greenberg
Second Assistant DirectorDorothy A. Steinicke
Director of PhotographyChris La Fountaine
Story EditorMatt Kuhn
Associate DirectorJim Rose (1)
Executive Story EditorRobia Rashid
ScoreJohn Swihart
Main Title Theme Written/performedThe Solids
Department Head Make-upLona Jeffers
Original CastingMegan Branman
Hair Department HeadGrace Hernandez
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