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The Best Burger in New York 

Marshall claims that he had the best hamburger in the world during his first week in New York City, but he forgot where the burger joint is located. The gang then hits the streets of Manhattan to help him find it.



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Regis Philbin
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Barney can't stop promoting his new job at Goliath National Bank (GNB). He keeps asking Marshall to interview for a job. Marshall tries to find a job. Robin is on a 7 day cleanse diet. Everyone is at the pub and they're promoting a new burger. Everyone gets the burger and that leads to Marshall reliving his first days in New York when he found the "best burger in New York City." This leads to a quest to find the place with a neon red burger sign and a green door. A crazy strong Regis Philbin gets in on the action. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Romance





Release Date:

29 September 2008 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


When Marshall tells the others his burger story, the burger in the flashback has sesame seeds, but the burger at the end of the episode he claims is exactly the same has no sesame seeds See more »


When they are trying to decide a place to eat, and Barney says "I hate Chinese food." Back when Lily was stabbed with the wall decor swords, they all went to eat at Lily's old apartment that was turned into a Chinese restaurant. See more »


Lily: I wanna get tiny fitted sheets for this burger and just crawl into this bun, and get all cozy and die there.
Robin: Oh, my God, I just want you inside of me.
Barney: This feels so good! I'm worried I'm gonna get this burger pregnant.
Marshall: If he does get that burger pregnant, I have dibs on the delicious burger babies.
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Crazy Credits

In stead of the usual "Bays & Thomas" production logo at the end of the credits, just before the 20th Century Fox logo, the episode has a GNB logo. See more »


References The Addams Family (1964) See more »


Goliath National Bank Theme Song
Performed by Neil Patrick Harris
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What A Let Down
18 December 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

What a let down, following on from a brilliant season opener, this is a massive disappointment!! Some times a silly plot like this can work, but for this reviewer, this episode misses the mark by a mile.

Plot In A Paragraph: Marshall tells the story of when he first moved to New York, he tasted the best burger ever. He then attempts to track down where he had it, along with the rest of the gang and Regis Philbin.

Even with the celebrity cameo and a great performance from Jason Segel and an enthusiastic turn by Neil Patrick Harris as Barney who is excited his company has had a major takeover of Goliath National Bank (GNB) and he because he played a big part in it, is being heavily rewarded , and keeps singing the praises of GNB

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