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The Burning Beekeeper 

Lily and Marshall throw a housewarming party, where Ted nearly comes to blows with Marshall's boss, and Barney hits on a crazy divorcee.

Director:

Pamela Fryman

Writers:

Carter Bays (created by), Craig Thomas (created by) | 6 more credits »
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Josh Radnor ... Ted Mosby
Jason Segel ... Marshall Eriksen
Cobie Smulders ... Robin Scherbatsky
Neil Patrick Harris ... Barney Stinson
Alyson Hannigan ... Lily Aldrin
Martin Short ... Garrison Cootes
Chris Elliott ... Mickey
Rebecca Creskoff ... Geraldine
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Storyline

Since Marshall had been busy with work, a stressed Lily singlehandedly planned their housewarming party, and was worried that it was going to be a disaster. Her premonition came true. Over a five minute period during the party, a series of events that took place simultaneously in the living room, dining room and kitchen resulted in what to the untrained eye looked like a confusing mess if knowledge of only what was happening in one of those three rooms was known, but made total sense when viewed from all three rooms combined. Some of the issues and topics of conversation that led to the disaster included Robin's confrontational nature versus Ted's non-confrontational nature, Marshall pondering whether he should refuse boss Garrison Cootes' demand that they return to work in the middle of the party, Mickey's new beekeeping hobby, what happened to a plate of vegan spring rolls, why Lily didn't want anyone to eat the block of Gouda that Marshall served, and Barney's even more than usual ... Written by Huggo

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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 February 2012 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Ted quotes SunTzu, saying "Never give up, never surrender. " This is actually a quote from the movie Galaxy Quest, which is what he tells Robin after she says the quote to him earlier, as seen later in the episode. See more »

Goofs

Lily tells Marshal to "keep knocking back those cocktails." He's drinking red wine. See more »

Quotes

Robin Scherbatsky: Sometimes in life you have to be assertive and stand up for yourself.
Ted Mosby: You called her a whore!
Robin Scherbatsky: Who wears that much make up?
Ted Mosby: Old ladies!
Robin Scherbatsky: Robin: Who take money for sex, exactly!
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Soundtracks

Burnin' For You
Written by Donald Roeser (as Donald "Buck Dharma" Roeser) and Richard Meltzer
Performed by Blue Öyster Cult
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Disappointing episode
7 February 2012 | by joana-antunesSee all my reviews

After waiting for so long for this episode it is not funny at all. I am really disappointed with this. Hope it gets better for the next ones because seriously not even Barney was funny...it's like the previous reviewer said - it's just a bunch of things added together in a weird but not funny way. Lots of things that happen on the episode end up not having a specific context or reason for happening...it's just like throw potentially funny things together and see what happens. There's something missing from this one, hoping that the next one will be better...can't wait to see it. All the episodes were fine so far so I'm guessing that something went wrong with this specific one. Thanks for reading!


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