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The Lemon Law is a thing, conceived by Barney to avoid spending too long on a date that is going nowhere. The Lemon Law entitles a person to call off the date within the first five minutes with no repercussions.

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Notes and Trivia

  • The Lemon Law appeared in The Duel. The subject of Barney's Blog that week was on the law: Barney's Blog: Lemon Law
  • The Lemon Law is based on real American laws designed to protect purchasers of defective cars (lemons)[1].
  • Ted later mentioned the Lemon Law in The Platinum Rule​ where he was complaining about Barney's crazy theories.
  • The Lemon Law is discussed in Article 140 of The Bro Code.


  1. Lemon law on English Wikipedia

[1] Lemon Law - What is the Lemon Law
[2] Lemon Law - Types of Lemon Law Compensation

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  1. Lemon Law - What is the Lemon Law?
  2. Lemon Law - Types of Lemon Law Compensation