Alyson Hannigan: Duluth Streetwalker

During its nine-season run on the CBS television network, the sitcom How I Met Your Mother dropped numerous references to Minnesota, the home state of one of the show’s primary characters, Marshall Eriksen. In season 8, episode 10, titled “The Over-Correction,” Duluth finally got mentioned.

The episode aired 10 years ago today — Dec. 10, 2012.

When Marshall’s mom, Judy, decided to start dating after her husband’s death, she turned to her daughter-in-law, Lily, played by Alyson Hannigan, for advice on how to attract men.

Judy: I thought you might be able to help because you always look so good.
Lily: You think I look good?
Judy: I mean, you dress like a Duluth streetwalker, but my son seems to like it.

As mentioned on Perfect Duluth Day a decade ago, the Duluth remark was used on the show’s promotional spots on the network, which aired numerous times in the the leadup to the show’s broadcast.

Coincidentally, four days prior to the show airing — on the very day the promo clip was posted on PDD — three women were arrested in Duluth and charged with prostitution in a public place. They all had ads posted on for their services.

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