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”.
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.
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.
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!
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.”
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.”
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