Tuesday, September 30, 2008

HIMYM's Best Burger in New York

How I Met Your Mother has to be one of the best shows on TV right now. So imagine how happy I was to see last night's episode, a virtual love letter to Chowhound? Marshall (and, inexplicably, Regis Philbin) search for the perfect burger in New York.

It's all here, everything that makes this show great - the writing ("I said I don't like Chinese"), the facial expressions (Marshall clearly in love with the burger), the little things you barely even see (like Robin licking the glue off the deposit envelope out of hunger). Plus, the episode dispensed with Ted's search for the Mother of the title and instead focused on the group of friends (the thing that truly makes the show great).

Whether you like food, the chowhounding process, HIMYM, or just good comedy, definitely give this episode a watch.


John J said...

Definitely one of the best shows on network TV right now, and last night's was fantastic on so many levels, as you already pointed out. I think I laughed loudest at the sight of Robin eating the trash-can potato chips then licking the bank deposit envelope. Pure comedic genius.

The only downside to last night's show - I've been salivating for a burger from RF O'Sullivans, Bartley's or Zon's since about 9pm last night.


Anonymous said...

You aren't kidding - I love it!

Pam said...

Has Bartley's reopened since their fire?

Glad to hear I'm not the only one who loves this show!

JP said...

You beat me to the punch to talk about this episode, so I linked you in our blog:


check out this link that mentions bartley's as one of the best burgers:


(I disagree though.)