After tackling the mall and the beach, Robin Sparkles is going to outer space.
The pop-star alter ego of “How I Met Your Mother’s” Robin Sherbotsky (Cobie Smulders), Sparkles makes few appearances on the series, but she’ll return in a November episode when the gang finds footage from a Canadian variety show she once starred in with Alan Thicke (returning as a cartoonish version of himself) and a fellow teen darling, Jessica Glitter (Nicole Scherzinger).
Zap2it stopped by the set during the filming of “Space Teens,” where Smulders explains its fairly sound premise. “It’s just a show about teenagers in space, solving crimes with math,” she says, “which sounds kind of awesome.”
Awesome and kind of obscene. “It’s a little bit racy,” she admits. “There’s a lot of sexual innuendos regarding Alan Thicke and me and my partner in crime, Nicole Scherzinger. The gang is basically watching it, waiting for the porno to star.”
Clearly, it never does. But it comes close — at least for 8:00 p.m. on CBS.
As for her non-sparkly character, Smulders maintains that she’s just as in the dark about a possible reunion with Barney as we are. “You know what, in this world, anything is possible,” she says to the suggestion that the wedding seen in the Season 6 premiere was her own. “I really don’t know who it is, but there will be a wedding. Someone’s getting married.”
To see what else Smulders had to say about Sparkles, Robin’s love life and her disgustingly perky new co-anchor, watch the full interview.