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Buffett Reference on “How I Met Your Mother”

January 18th, 2013

Jimmy Buffett was referenced on this week’s episode of the CBS sitcom “How I Met Your Mother.”

Robin’s father explains that he and his wife got married after attending a Jimmy Buffett concert in Key Largo and says that they are Parrotheads. Later he agrees to dance with Robin at her wedding, but only if the song is “Cheeseburger in Paradise”.

You can watch the full episode here.

Buffett gets mentions in pop culture from time to time. Jon Stewart has mentioned him on The Daily Show a few times over the years. He’s also appeared on the Late Show’s Top 10 List and was referenced in an episode of Memphis Beat.

Tagged in Pop Culture References, Television

Daily Show Mentions Buffett

January 7th, 2012

Jimmy Buffett got a mention on Wednesday night’s The Daily Show on Comedy Central.

Host Jon Stewart was recapping the previous night’s Iowa Caucus when he made reference to Jimmy after showing clips of Ron Paul’s post-caucus speech:

“His crowd responds to everything,” said Stewart. “It’s like being at a Jimmy Buffett show where shit’s going on and you’re like “why is everyone wearing a parrot on their head.” People are holding up lighters like “abolish the fed!”

Watch the episode here. The relevant portion begins around the 5:30 mark.

This is the second time in the past couple years that Buffett has been referenced on the Daily Show. Stewart made a similar joke about Jimmy’s shows in 2009 when discussing the financial industry and the herd mentality of those working in the markets.

“It’s like a Jimmy Buffett concert. You meet the people individually… very nice, but you get them all together and they put on the parrot hats and you’re like “I’m not investing with you idiots”.”

Two similar references? It seems as if Jon Stewart had an experience at a Buffett show that stuck with him.

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Buffett Referenced in ‘Memphis Beat’ Episode

August 26th, 2010

Jimmy Buffett was referenced in the season finale of the new TNT drama “Memphis Beat” that aired earlier this week:

Dwight and Whitehead pay a visit to Drake’s wife Noreen. She divulges that she hardly knows her husband anymore — three years ago, something happened and he changed overnight, stopped sleeping, stopped eating, and he said he “buried the old me.” The only person he hangs out with is Martin Matthews, the man to whom she sold his old Nissan.

Over at Martin’s house, we see he’s a Parrothead, an uber-fan of Jimmy Buffett. Though he has an alibi, a quick background check shows that Drake has been making weekly payouts to “Pencil Thin Mustache LLC.” Aha! Not only have we unearthed a blackmail scheme, but now that song is going ’round and ’round inside my head!

It’s not uncommon for Jimmy to be referenced in television shows. He’s been mentioned on 30 Rock, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The Colbert Report, David Letterman’s Top 10 List, and was even lampooned by South Park in 2008.

(hat tip to Wes for passing this along)

Tagged in Parrotheads, Pop Culture References, Television

Buffett Makes Letterman’s Top 10 List

May 20th, 2010

On Wednesday night’s Late Show with David Letterman, Jimmy Buffett was referenced in the Top 10 List. The category was Top 10 “Lost” Spoilers and #3 was “Jimmy Buffett washes ashore and performs “Margaritaville.”

Watch it below:

(hat tip Phyllis)

Tagged in Pop Culture References, Television

Jimmy Mentioned on 30 Rock

February 13th, 2010

Jimmy Buffett got a mention on Thursday night’s episode of the award-winning NBC comedy “30 Rock.”

During the show, Jack Donaghy (Alec Baldwin) appeared on the fictional CNBC program “The Hot Box” with Avery Jessup (Elizabeth Banks). During a rapid fire question session, Jessup asked Donaghy who is number one on his speed dial. He said “BlackBerry: Warren Buffett. iPhone: Jimmy Buffett.”

You can watch the full episode online at Hulu.com

Jimmy is referenced from time to time on television programs. Last year he was mentioned on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and on The Colbert Report. And in 2008 he was lampooned by South Park.

Tagged in Pop Culture References, TV Appearances