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The Stamp Tramp 

Marshall gets in the doghouse at work after he recommends a friend for a job, Robin helps Barney find a new strip club, and Ted is embarrassed after watching his video diary from college.


Pamela Fryman


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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
Joe Manganiello ... Brad
Joe Lo Truglio ... Honeywell
Joey D'Auria Joey D'Auria ... Fred
Jared Gertner ... Irving
Brendan Hunt ... Hot Dog Guy
Raymond Lee ... College Dude
Brian Shortall ... Ray


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 Huggo

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Comedy | Romance


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English | French | Spanish

Release Date:

19 November 2012 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


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 Stinson: Guys, I'm going through something kind of hard. Since Quinn and I broke up she's gone back to dancing at the Lusty Leopard. And it's just really tough...
Ted Mosby: Because you have to find a new strip club?
Barney Stinson: I have to find a new strip club! I've been going to the Lusty Leopard for seven years...
Robin Scherbatsky: Wow, that's like 49 in perve years.
Barney Stinson: 69. Self-five!
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Spoofs Moneyball (2011) See more »


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piggy back stamper and stamp tramp
28 July 2013 | by jain-vasu631See all my reviews

Barney has discovered that his ex-fiancée, Quinn, has returned to stripping at the Lusty Leopard. Since appearing there would make things awkward for both of them, Barney decides to find a new strip club. Soon enough, numerous strip clubs woo him over even as a Lusty Leopard employee begs him to stay; Barney is one of the club's most loyal patrons. Marshall tells the gang that he saw an old law school classmate Brad while going to work. brad had been a bum for past two years so he recommends brad to his boss. while Ted is accused to be a piggy back stamper so he digs up his old video diaries. while robin becomes barney's strip club sponsor.

this is a good episode though good plot but a teeny-tiny weak on the jokes. still a good episode

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