I’m a little embarassed to say that sometimes I read Wil Wheaton’s blog. Why embarassed? He was a brief childhood crush. Shut up. Anyway, sometimes he has good stuff up, like this post, alerting me to the fact that I missed a hilarious 80s spoof video on “How I Met Your Mother.”
Wil explains the set up like so:
I guess one of the characters was a Canadian pop star in the 90s (everyone is dressed like the 80s in this video because, according to her, “the 80s didn’t make it to Canada until the 90s”) but was trying to hide it from the rest of her friends, for reasons which were obvious when they watched the video.
If you’re of a certain age, I think you’re going to love this video. Robin Sparkles is the perfect blend of Tiffany and Debbie Gibson, and every gag in the video, from the lyrics to the choreography and photography, is a pitch-perfect parody of and homage to that 80s pop scene.
And can I just say, they rhyme Tori with sorry (Canadian pronunciation). Without further ado, here’s the spoof, and it’s spot on: