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Buffett Reference on “How I Met Your Mother”

posted January 18th, 2013 at 12:53 am

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by Josh Martin

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.

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Daily Show Mentions Buffett

posted January 7th, 2012 at 10:26 am

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by Josh Martin

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

posted August 26th, 2010 at 9:36 am

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by Josh Martin

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)

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Buffett Makes Letterman’s Top 10 List

posted May 20th, 2010 at 9:24 am

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by Josh Martin

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)

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Jimmy Mentioned on 30 Rock

posted February 13th, 2010 at 3:50 pm

by Josh Martin

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.

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Jimmy Buffett 2009 Year In Review

posted December 28th, 2009 at 3:47 am

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by Josh Martin

2009 was another big year for Jimmy Buffett. His summer tour was hugely successful again, he partnered with the Miami Dolphins to rename their home field Landshark Stadium, and a new album dropped in December. And of course there was lots more in between. So here’s our Jimmy Buffett 2009 Year in Review:


  • In early January Jimmy made a swing through the Caribbean, making stops at his Margaritaville Cafes in Grand Cayman and Cozumel where he, Mac, and Nadirah played surprise shows
  • Buffett attends Wounded Warriors Project’s Soldier Ride in Key West
  • Spring and summer tour dates began to trickle out in mid-to-late January


  • On February 2nd Margaritaville.com confirmed all shows for the Summerzcool Tour
  • Also on February 2nd, Jimmy Buffett’s at the Beachcomber Restaurant opened in Honolulu
  • Parrothead license plates become available for South Carolina residents
  • On February 12th, Jimmy played a surprise show at the Margaritaville in Key West
  • About 2 weeks later, Mailboat Records releases 4 digital downloads from the Key West show
  • On Tuesday the 24th, Buffett and the Coral Reefers open the 2009 Summerzcool Tour in Maui
  • On the 26th he plays a private show for the opening of Jimmy Buffett’s at the Beachcomber


  • Jimmy performs at Netscape founder Jim Clark’s wedding in the British Virgin Islands
  • In late March, we report that Margaritaville Rum is coming soon
  • Also at the end of the month, Coral Reefer Mac McAnally releases a new single: “You First”


  • Buffett sends out an April Fool’s joke on his Twitter account saying that the summer tour has been canceled
  • On April 10th, Jimmy called in to Radio Margaritaville to discuss the tour and a new album in the works
  • First rumblings surface about Jimmy entering into a partnership with the Miami Dolphins
  • Spring tour kicks off in Atlanta on April 16th
  • Buffett also plays Dallas, Charlotte, Raleigh, and Tampa in April
  • A planned Today Show appearance by Jimmy in Key West in May is scrapped so that the NBC staff could stay in NYC to cover the Swine Flu outbreak


  • It was announced on May 1st that Jimmy had entered into a agreement with the Miami Dolphins to rename their home field “Landshark Stadium”
  • “Summerzcool” is released as a digital download
  • The Fall tour dates are removed from Margaritaville.com, causing mass speculation and frustrating parrotheads on the West Coast
  • On May 8th the Dolphins held a press conference in Miami announcing the stadium’s name change to Landshark Stadium. Jimmy performed at the event
  • Tour resumed on May 14th in Phoenix. Jimmy also plays Las Vegas, Concord CA, and Irvina CA in May
  • Additional Fall tour dates are announced in London, Paris, Orlando, and Charlottsville, VA. The San Diego, Seattle, and Las Vegas shows planned for the Fall are officially canceled


  • Trump Entertainment Resorts terminates the agreement with Coastal Development to buy the Trump Marina and Casino and turn it into a Margaritaville-themed casino
  • It’s announced that the first Canadian Margaritaville will open in Edmonton
  • “Margaritaville” referenced on The Colbert Report
  • On June 13th Jimmy performed at the Bonnaroo Music Festival in Tennessee
  • i-Encore, a parrothead iPhone app is released in mid-June
  • Tour resumes on June 18th in Camden, NJ. Jimmy also plays in Pittsburgh and Boston
  • In late June, former Coral Reefer Tim Krekel (pictured right) died after a short battle with cancer


  • On July 1st, Jimmy Buffett and parrotheads are mentioned on an episode of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart”
  • Jimmy performs in London on July 5th
  • On July 9th, Jimmy rode along in the Lance Armstrong’s Team Astana car at the Tour de France
  • It was reported that Jimmy Buffett serenaded Walter Cronkite in the weeks before his death
  • In late July Coastal Development sues Trump over the Atlantic City casino deal
  • On the 29th, Jimmy makes a surprise appearance at the Stephen Talkhouse in Amagansett, New York
  • Jimmy performs and is interviewed on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on July 29th


  • Tour resumes in Cincinnati on the 6th. Jimmy also plays Chicago, Indy, Detroit, Atlantic City, Wantagh NY, and East Troy WI in the month of August


  • On the 2nd, Politico reports that Jimmy Buffett was at the White House
  • Jimmy speaks and performs at a memorial for Walter Cronkite in NYC on the 9th
  • In mid-September the Orlando show scheduled for November 14th was removed from Margaritaville.com’s tour dates page with no explanation given
  • Jimmy lends his boat to three combat veterans
  • Prior to the Dolphins Monday Night Football game on the 21st, Jimmy performs outside of the stadium
  • A new line of iced tea by Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville is announced
  • On September 30th it was announced that Jimmy had joined the effort to restore Miami’s Marine Stadium, the venue for the Live By The Bay show from 1985.


  • On October 16th the Margaritaville on Grand Cayman was robbed
  • Jimmy plays for the National Association of Convenience Stores in Las Vegas
  • Jimmy performs at Neil Young’s Bridge School Benefit in Mountain View, CA on October 24th


  • We reported on the 3rd that “Margaritaville” had been trademarked for video game use
  • On the 7th, Jimmy played a show on St. Barth’s for the 60th anniversary of Le Select
  • The CMA Awards were held on the 11th and Coral Reefer Mac McAnally won Musician Of The Year for the second straight year
  • Jimmy plays final shows of the Summerzcool Tour in Charlottsville VA, Toronto, Uncasville CT, and New York City
  • On the morning of the 23rd, Jimmy appeared on the Today Show to discuss his upcoming album “Buffet Hotel”


  • Jimmy’s new album “Buffet Hotel” is released. It’s Jimmy’s first studio album since “Take The Weather With You” in 2006
  • On the 9th, Jimmy and the Zac Brown Band tape an episode of CMT Crossroads in Nashville
  • We reported on the 13th that Buffett had acquired two new airplanes
  • On the 17th, we reported that an aviation departure procedure out of Palm Beach International Airport in Florida had been named after Jimmy
  • We report on the 18th that a job listing for a General Manager at a Margaritaville location in Nashville had been posted
  • On Christmas Day, Jimmy celebrated his 63rd birthday

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