Jeers to How I Met Your Mother for milking a gag past its sell-by date.
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The third appearance of "Robin Sparkles" — the Canadian-TV persona of Cobie Smulders
' Robin Scherbatsky — was far from the charm. This time, the gang discovered an episode of Space Teens
, a mathe-magical mystery that paired her with Jessica Glitter (Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger
). The joke? An atypically dim Robin didn't realize the show played like a porno, with tired double entendres aboot
— er, about — beavers and wood.
Scherzinger makes a much less graceful comedic actress than a Dancing With the Stars
champ; when Marshall (Jason Segel
) found her working as an accompanist for the New York Rangers, she didn't even play the organ convincingly (and no, that's not a double entendre). Perhaps it's not a surprise this show would run a bit into the ground: HIMYM
has now aired 121 episodes, tying Lost
's entire run. Take it from Hurley (Jorge Garcia
, who'll soon guest on the CBS sitcom): The numbers are bad!
Do you think HIMYM
should retire Robin Sparkles — and the rest of the gang?
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