Marshall's burger-deifying monologue in last night's episode of How I Met Your Mother is apparently modeled after a speech from the 1984 film Amadeus. Rey's A Point puts the two side-by-side to compare. Read the burger version below:
Just a Burger? Just a burger. Robin, it’s so much more than "just a burger." I mean…that first bite—oh, what heaven that first bite is. The bun, like a sesame freckled breast of an angel, resting gently on the ketchup and mustard below, flavors mingling in a seductive pas de deux. And then…a pickle! The most playful little pickle! Then a slice of tomato, a leaf of lettuce and a…a patty of ground beef so exquisite, swirling in your mouth, breaking apart, and combining again in a fugue of sweets and savor so delightful. This is no mere sandwich of grilled meat and toasted bread, Robin. This is God, speaking to us in food.
This surely goes down in history as one of the best/oddest burger monologues of all time.
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