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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.

Director:

Pamela Fryman

Writers:

Carter Bays (created by), Craig Thomas (created by) | 5 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
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

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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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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Barney's free agency speech almost exactly mirrors basketball superstar LeBron James' speech when he took his talents to South Beach to join the Miami Heat in 2010. See more »

Goofs

When Robin, Lily and Barney are talking about Barney's strip club choices, Lily picks up a sushi plate. When the shot goes onto Lily again she is eating out of a foam cup. See more »

Quotes

Lily Aldrin: So you're saying the credit for the stamp goes to Dr. X, then, not you.
[Ted hesitates, seemingly in an inner fight with himself]
Ted Mosby: Okay. I'm gonna tell you something right now.
Lily Aldrin: [to Robin and Barney] Take a sip, follow my lead.
Ted Mosby: I'm Dr. X.
[Lily, Robin and Barney all fake-spit out their drinks]
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Connections

Spoofs Moneyball (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Counting Blue Cars
(uncredited)
Performed by Dishwalla
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Not Many Laughs
14 February 2015 | by slightlymad22See all my reviews

Despite a decent ending, this episode misses the mark as beside the Barney plot, there are not many laughs to be had

Plot In A Paragraph: Marshall runs into his law school buddy Brad, who now seems to be down and out. Marshall tries to help him by getting him 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, 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. Meanwhile, Barney has to abandon his regular strip club, since Quinn has gone back to working there.

At least Jason Segel got some decent screen time.


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Release Date:

19 November 2012 (USA) See more »

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