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The Burning Beekeeper 

Lily and Marshall throw a housewarming party where Ted nearly comes to blows with Marshall's boss; 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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Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Despite being from Canada, a country known for being extremely polite, in the episode, Robin is accused by both Ted and Marshall of being someone who yells at strangers unprovoked. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Barney Stinson: Come on Robin, it's my penis we're talking about! You've seen her, she's magnificent!
Robin Scherbatsky: She?
Barney Stinson: Every penis is a girl Robin. Everyone knows that, like ships... and lake monsters.
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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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They are totally losing it... :(
7 February 2012 | by petercmsSee all my reviews

This episode truly was a low-point, there was simply nothing, and really nothing funny in there. I wish I could say something better, because I love this series, but this season is simply abysmal as it is. It lost punch and speed a while back already. Too bad!! And this episode was simply bad, really bad... They threw a whole bunch of things together, yet it didn't gel, nor was it funny. The guidelines require me to write at least ten lines, so I will keep writing, but the summary is simply: not funny! Dear writers, you've given us some hilarious episodes, I've been crying of laughter before, so what happened?


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 February 2012 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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