Monday, April 21, 2008
Sandcastles in the Sand
The whole world, from Alberta to Ontario, feels Robin Sparkle's pain. Robin's teen idol alter ego makes another appearance in tonight's episode of How I Met Your Mother. The former Canadian pop star shares the story of how her first boyfriend, Simon, (played by James Van Der Beek) broke up with her after a week and a half of bliss. Simon waits until Robin loads up his van after one of his band gigs to tell her he's getting back together with an old girlfriend. Needless to say, we get an earful of the Canada jokes ("So he just wasn't Inuit?"), as the gang tries to understand why she's STILL in love with the Beek, when he now looks like a middle-aged farmer with a beer belly. In case anyone's wondering, apparently it's a serious form of associative regression, or as Marshall calls it- "revertigo". heh.
So, because Robin is not a student of history, she agrees to go out on a date with Simon again, and pays the price with a massive case of deja vu. Simon breaks up with her AGAIN right after one of his gigs just as she's loading his van with musical equipment.
So, um, Robin is sad. And like a moth to flame, the Barnacle smells the tears of a desperate woman from a mile away. OK, so it didn't quite go down like that, but Barney goes through the unlikely task of comforting Robin. And Miss Sparkles rewards Barney with the greatest gift of all- the music video of her B-side- "Sandcastles in the Sand." Barney's best line of the night: "If you edit this, you've got a tampon commercial in there." heh.
And now, the kicker. Robin honors him with the second best gift of the night: a kiss and most likely...more. Personally, I'm excited about the exponential awesomeness of coupling these laser tag and cigar buddies. But how do you feel? Share your thoughts below.