'How I Met Your Mother' Spoilers: Robin Sparkles Returns in the Most Canadian Episode Ever
'How I Met Your Mother' Spoilers: Robin Sparkles Returns in the Most Canadian Episode Ever
John Kubicek
John Kubicek
Senior Writer, BuddyTV
Heat up your Kraft dinner, because How I Met Your Mother is about to go super-Canadian. The show's February 4 episode will be one great big pile of Canadian guest star French fries smothered in gravy and cheese curd. Sure, that sounds disgusting, but apparently it's something they enjoy north of the border.

On the day after the Super Bowl, How I Met Your Mother will feature the triumphant return of Robin Sparkles, Robin's teenage Canadian pop star alter ego. She was first introduced in season 2 with the awesome song "Let's Go to the Mall" and returned in season 3 with "Sandcastles in the Sand," a song dedicated to Robin's first love, Simon (James van der Beek).

Robin Sparkles made her third and last appearance in season 6 with her sexually-suggestive Canadian kids show Space Teens featuring her former BFF Jessica Glitter and Alan Thicke as himself.

It's unclear what new madness Robin Sparkles' return will bring to HIMYM, but she won't be the only Canadian treasure. The episode will feature a slew of notable guest appearances sure to have you singing "O Canada."

Here's a quick rundown of who will be stopping by How I Met Your Mother for the Canadian extravaganza. Note: All of the following celebrities are actually Canadian except James van der Beek.

-Alan Thicke (Robin's co-star from Space Teens and her "Sandcastles in the Sand" music video)

-James van der Beek (as Simon, Robin's loser ex-boyfriend)

-Paul Shaffer (musician from Late Show with David Letterman)

-Jason Priestley (Beverly Hills, 90210 star)

-Alex Trebek (Jeopardy host)

-k.d. lang (lesbian singer)

-Steven Page (lead singer of Barenaked Ladies)

-Geddy Lee (lead singer of Rush)

-Luc Robitaille (professional hockey player)

This all adds up to one very Canada-friendly episode. Plus, most importantly, more Robin Sparkles. February can't come soon enough.



The ultra-Canadian episode of How I Met Your Mother airs Monday, February 4 at 8pm on CBS.


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