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How I Met Your… Partner?

How I Met Your Mother Above the Law Blog.jpgWe don’t watch the show, although we’ve heard good things. But we’re guessing that those of you who are fans of How I Met Your Mother appreciated the shout-out to fall recruiting in last night’s episode.
Here’s a capsule description, from Wikipedia:

“I’m Not That Guy”

When a corporate law firm courts Marshall, lawyer Jeff Coatsworth wins him over, forcing him to let go of his dream of saving the earth in favor of the almighty dollar. Guest star John Cho.

And a more detailed account, from a reader:

The 3L (I guess) character wanted to work for a nonprofit, but took an interview with a BigLaw. He was wined and dined (on Kobe-beef fed lobster!), then slept at the apartment of the recruiter (played by John Cho), doing the “walk of shame” the next morning.

He wasn’t going to take the job, but then he was “dragged off” to “Tuckahoe Funland” – I’m guessing it’s a Coney Island ripoff – for more playtime, where he’s given the sales pitch again, and told he will represent only the amusement park and protect it from overzealous developers. On the ferris wheel, he finally takes the offer.

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35 Responses to “How I Met Your… Partner?”

  1. first says:


  2. Anonymous says:

    Who cares? Doogie Howser hasn’t done anything worthwhile since Harold and Kumar.

  3. first says:

    how i met you FIRST!!!

  4. Yes I'm a Gay says:

    Neil Patrick Harris is the most beautiful man in the universe.

  5. anon says:

    The Big Bang Theory episode was way funnier. It had a physical confrontation between a nerd and a muscular jock.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Were +160k loans mentioned in the episode?

  7. Anonymous says:

    Tuckahoe Funland was more likely a “Rye Playland” ripoff.

  8. Anonymous says:

    3:46: If that were the case, wouldn’t reuniting Doogie Howser with the asian guy from Harold & Kumar (John Cho) like the episode last night did be signficant? Probably not; but neither are dumb “Who cares?” comments on this blog.

  9. Anonymous says:

    This episode made me reflect how I ended up chained to my desk… with beautiful golden chains… instead of working for Amnesty International or Human Rights Watch.

  10. Anonymous says:

    The character was offered a huge salary (only written down and passed from person to person), a signing bonus, expense account, and company car. That’s better than my Biglaw offer.
    This is the best show on television that you’re not watching. If you don’t know about Slap Bet, you’re not really living.

  11. Anonymous says:

    4:03 – then why’d you respond to that guy?
    Sounds like someone’s got a crush on NPH!

  12. anon says:

    yeah, it was dick move.
    that’s why I’m paying for your meal.

  13. Anonymous says:

    Slap Bet was excellent. This season the show seems to have lost something, though.

  14. Anonymous says:

    I grabbed Doogie Howser’s ass once onstage at Cabaret when he was playing the Emcee and pulled me up to do the intermission bit. I got a bit of applause. And so ended my 30 seconds of fame.

  15. Anonymous says:

    NPH wouldn’t do that

  16. Robin Sparkles says:

    Best show on TV.
    Marshall turned down a job at the NRDC for the big firm offer. They must have said “NRDC” 20 times last night.

  17. Anonymous says:

    Best show ever. Robin Sparkles? Classic.

  18. Anonymous says:


  19. don't forget says:

    A subplot was the lawyer had to get the high paying job to pay off all the debt his wife had (b/c she was obsessed with shoes.) When she hears he has the high paying jobs she thinks of all the goodies she can have. Probably not far from some people’s real lives.

  20. Anonymous says:

    5:04… m or f? I so hope you say m….

  21. Anonymous says:

    Great show. Written by two Wesleyan ’97 grads…Go Wes!

  22. Anonymous says:

    The amount that Marshall hangs out in McClarens in his third year of law school makes me feel far less crappy about my own bar to study ratio. Wait for it… hilarious.

  23. Anonymous says:

    This show seriously sucks. Talk about boring and predictable. You people actually watch this, and yet the absolute genius that was Arrested Development got cancelled????
    Good God, it’s like Idiocracy come true.

  24. Hey says:

    John Cho? Was this white girls with asian guys? WGWAG?

  25. Anonymous says:

    The series “star” Ted Mosby is familiar with law life. His real-life father is a partner with Vorys Sater in Columbus. Ohio.

  26. Twain says:

    HIMYM is seriously a very funny show. Probably the only sitcom on the networks worth watching. Great writing, funny characters and Doogie is just a great actor.

  27. Anonymous says:

    I had a dream last night about Cobie Smulders beating me with a large maple leaf.

  28. Tracey says:

    I’m just wondering who came up with the name “Tuckahoe.” There is a town in South Jersey called Tuckahoe (about halfway between Atlantic City and Cape May), but I didn’t think anybody had ever heard of it! My father and stepmother live there.

  29. 9:43 says:

    it was White Guys With Asian Guys

  30. anon says:

    tuckahoe is a town in westchester county, NY near rye, which is a short train ride from nyc, where the show takes place. like a previous commentator pointed out, “tuckahoe funland” is therefore likely a play on an actual amusement park in rye, “rye playland.” for reasons that are obvious if you watch the whole episode, the producers clearly could not use the name of a real amusement park.

  31. anon says:

    happy halloween y’all!
    i have to agree that how i met your mother is hilarious–don’t diss! to the commentor who bemoaned the demise of arrested development – i loved that show as well, its probably one of my fav shows of all time. but i still enjoy how i met your mother very much, its up there with 30 rock, the office, and its always sunny in philadelphia in my book as one of the best comedies currently on tv. give it a chance!

  32. Anonymous says:

    What 11:42 said. AD was great, but you can appreciate both shows.

  33. barbara says:

    The best part about the Tuckahoe Funland/Rye Playland allusion is that the real Playland pretty much is an evil entity and it makes sense that biglaw would represent it. Playland is mired in law suits every year and constantly has to shut down certain rides (The Scrambler) because they kill or otherwise maim children.

  34. barbara says:

    The best part about the Tuckahoe Funland/Rye Playland allusion is that the real Playland pretty much is an evil entity and it makes sense that biglaw would represent it. Playland is mired in law suits every year and constantly has to shut down certain rides (The Scrambler) because they kill or otherwise maim children.

  35. I won't says:

    She probably knows in her heart that the goodies don’t matter.

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