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How I Met Your Mother

Season 7 Episode 15

The Burning Beekeeper

Aired Monday 8:00 PM Feb 06, 2012 on CBS
out of 10
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249 votes

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Episode Summary

Ted's spat with Garrison Cootes, Barney's encounter with a crazed divorcée, and Mickey's basement apiary all throw kinks into Marshall and Lily's housewarming party.

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  • Not the worst, but not great.

    It wasn't a particularly funny episode, but I loved the format. It's interesting because in most of the scenes people say or do something and you find out why room by room. I think it defiantly had the potential to be a great episode, but there weren't really any funny scenes..
  • Are the writers trying?

    Easily the worst episode of the entire series. Not a single moment of anything even remotely approaching funny. Each verbal exchange failed miserably. What an embarrassment.
  • disappointment

    I feel like this is the worst episode of How I Met Your Mother, ever. If season 7 had only 23 episodes, and this was the one that was removed, it would still do just as good.
  • Loved the format of this one.

    I think that to be honest, the episode was rather pointless and the storyline was exceptionally lacklustre.

    However, I just loved the format of this episode, with the 'Room by Room' events of those five minutes. It was really well done.

    There were definitely some great laughs in this episode, too, but I hope that next week will be more significant with more focus on the main storyline. Can't wai t to see what happens next! :)moreless
  • Why all the hate? It wasn't bad.

    I really don't see why everyone disliked this episode so much. I thought the way the episode was approached (room by room) was creative and revealed things in a fun way that added to the humor of certain jokes. Also I like Cootes' character because he's so different and a good mix for Marshall who has always wanted that type of job. The bees escaping and Barney choosing being stung over staying in the room with the crazy girl was pretty funny too. It wasn't the best episode ever but I don't think it deserved such low ratings as a 1 or 2...that type of rating is reserved more for moronic shows like those on the Disney channel or newer Family Guy episodes. I laughed enough and my attention was held throughout the episode so it was good enough for me. Really Barney was the biggest saving usual.moreless
Rebecca Creskoff

Rebecca Creskoff


Guest Star

Bob Saget

Bob Saget

Voice of Ted, 2030

Recurring Role

Martin Short

Martin Short

Garrison Cootes

Recurring Role

Chris Elliott

Chris Elliott

Mickey Aldrin

Recurring Role

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