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Am I the only person who wishes Robin Sparkles was a real pop star?

I would definitely buy her bubblegum pop album. As bad and silly as the lyrics are, they aren’t far off from many actual hit songs lyrics 😂

It’s also very catchy.

I miss How I Met Your Mother.

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by Anonymousreply 2401/13/2021

Then just get one of Alanis' first two teen-pop albums that Robin Sparkles was spoofing.

by Anonymousreply 111/03/2020

R1 really? Is that who Sparkles was based off of?

by Anonymousreply 211/03/2020

Yes. This is the pre-"Jagged Little Pill" Alanis.

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by Anonymousreply 311/03/2020

Wow r3. She looks great there!!! I always found her hideous after she blew up. She looks pretty here and can dance! Who knew?!

by Anonymousreply 411/03/2020

Is Ken "Wiseguy" Wahl the dark-haired dude with Alannis? How OLD is that video?

Casting James Van Der Beek vs Robin Sparkles (and Alan Thicke)--genius.

by Anonymousreply 511/03/2020

Robin Sparkles' character was an obvious inside joke to us Canadians. Alanis was the Canadian response to Martika who parlayed the stint on a popular sketch comedy show for kids ("You Can't Do That on Television") into a pop career that resulted in a couple of dance pop albums. She disappeared for a couple of years after that only to emerge as a pop behemoth with a completely different style of music and a different image.

by Anonymousreply 611/03/2020

If only I'd gotten material as strong as "Sandcastles" to record. Damn.

by Anonymousreply 711/03/2020

Tiffany is in the video too. That’s funny.

by Anonymousreply 811/03/2020

This makes me feel better

by Anonymousreply 911/03/2020

It's a shame that How I Met Your Mother went completely down the shitter at the end.

That series finale was a huge piece of shit.

But I loved Robin Sparkles. It was a great tribute to the pre-Jagged Little Pill Alanis.

by Anonymousreply 1011/03/2020

sidebar: such a sucky ending; the mother was an 'eh' and robin was the love of the lead guy's life all along.

duh; we knew that.

I can't believe this show ran for years

by Anonymousreply 1111/03/2020

Robin Rocks! Her videos make me very happy and I wish there were more of them. I would even watch her in old Tim Horton commercials.

by Anonymousreply 1211/03/2020

R11 it’s one of the most successful American series of all time overseas

by Anonymousreply 1311/04/2020

I wish that they would just “accidentally” erase the whole last season and maybe make a new finale to the series.

by Anonymousreply 1411/04/2020

Another faithful viewer here who HATED the final season and resolution. Biggest letdown ever for a long-running series.

by Anonymousreply 1511/04/2020

I found the final season interesting. I know, I’m in the minority.

by Anonymousreply 1611/04/2020

[Quote] such a sucky ending; the mother was an 'eh' and robin was the love of the lead guy's life all along.

Which was obvious to everyone but the writers. But the mother was pretty good in Palm Springs with Andy Samberg.

[Quote] it’s one of the most successful American series of all time overseas

Is it really?? I find that hard to believe.

by Anonymousreply 1711/04/2020

R17 it was huge overseas.

by Anonymousreply 1811/04/2020

The last season was fine. It was the last episode that was fan-servicing, frau-servicing garbage.

Robin belonged with Barney. Her attitudes perfectly matched his. Ted was way too boring for her.

by Anonymousreply 1911/05/2020

I'm genuinely shocked by the video at R3!

by Anonymousreply 2011/05/2020

I have lived in the UK, Australia and Singapore. It had a following in the UK and was not on a main channel. It was not known in Singapore and was somewhat successful in Australia. Huge is stretching here in terms of those 3 countries-a lot.

by Anonymousreply 2111/05/2020

But Robin Sparkles is genius

by Anonymousreply 2211/05/2020

I wonder how much was Colby or how much was the writing and direction. Because her performance as Robin is possibly one of the funniest on tv.

by Anonymousreply 2311/05/2020

Cobie Smulders was great as Robin.

by Anonymousreply 2401/13/2021
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