Marshall runs into his law school buddy Brad, who now seems to be down and out, and a bit of a deadbeat. Since he was a friend, Marshall can't help but try to help him by getting him at least a job interview at his law firm, Honeywell & Cootes. Lily and his friends don't think it's such a good idea as nice guy Marshall is already seen as being a bit of a "stamp tramp" - a person who provides his stamp of approval on anything and everything, which over time renders that approval meaningless - and this could prove to hurt Marshall, especially if Brad is indeed a deadbeat, and as Honeywell, who would be conducting the interview, is already hard enough on Marshall. Marshall's stamp of approval of Brad has a slightly different effect than he imagined. In the discussion of stamp tramps, the gang believes Ted is a "piggyback stamper" - someone who believes his stamp of approval is his own idea, but only really approves something somebody else has already approved. Ted goes on a long quest ... Written by
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About 11 1/2 minutes in, Marshall's boss says "that man is the human equivalent of what came out of my body after eating that soup you recommended." This soup is from the restaurant that Lily got soup from just before she found out she was pregnant (The Blue Bowl Restaurant, in the episode "Challenge Accepted"). She said her and Marshall continue to eat there despite getting food poisoning there on at least 3 occasions because it is so good. See more
In this episode Scooter says his name is "Jeff" in Lily's flashback. In season 2 episode 21 at Lily and Marshall's wedding, Lily says that his name is Bill. See more
[Barney does his own version of LeBron James' Decision Special
Man, this whole free agent experience... it's been an unbelievable experience... a real, humbling experience. First all, the Lusty Leopard is where I developed my game.
[looks at strippers
I have nothing but the utmost respect for you skanks...
Let's just go stay at the Lusty Leopard. They have loyalty and heart, I bet you he rewards that.
LeBron moved on Ted, so should you.
...but Barney Stinson has to do what's right ...
Counting Blue Cars
Performed by Dishwalla See more