Cobie Smulders by Cliff Lipson/CBS; Eric Braeden by Robert Voets/(c)2007 CPT Holdings, Inc. All Rights Reserved/CBS Cobie Smulders by Cliff Lipson/CBS; Eric Braeden by Robert Voets/(c)2007 CPT Holdings, Inc. All Rights Reserved/CBS

It is "Father's Day" here at TVGuide.com. Just hours after I posted the scoop on Papa Walton playing Gibbs' dad on NCIS, this other paternity reveal hit my desk: Eric Braeden of The Young and the Restless fame has scored a gig on How I Met Your Mother, playing Robin's father. His name? Robin Charles Scherbatsky, Sr.

(Apparently Alan Thicke is only Robin Sparkles' dad, in the "Sandcastles in the Sand" video.)

The storyline set-up: As Ted and the gang hide in a restaurant from... er, someone, they each take turns recounting the one person they would most hate to run into. Robin's pick is her pop, seeing as she has Daddy issues - in that hers always wanted her to be a boy.

I believe I speak for all of red-blooded malekind when I say, "Thank goodness she wasn't." - Matt Mitovich