Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Canadian Tiffany

I will cop to watching and liking How I Met Your Mother (hey, don't make fun, I mean, it's not Medium). It can be funny and Doogie Howser can play the straight cad pretty well......well...for being a homo. And Willow is in it.

Though this YouTube won't make a lot of sense if you hadn't seen the episode, but I'll try to set it up for you in about 50 words or less:

Robin, a character, refuses to go to a mall with her friends...and won't say why. As it turns out she was a Canadian one-hit wonder back in the '90s, who sang in malls. As her friends saw the video she made, they asked if it was the '90s, why did the video look like the '80s. Her response was, "the 80's didn't come to Canada until 1993".

Seriously though - watch the video. The writers and creators pretty much nail everything that was wrong with music (and video) in the late 80s. Personally, I love the reference to 'Canada Day' and all the regional dialect. The addition of 'the robot' is a really nice touch too.



..and if you couldn't figure it oot (ha!), yes, I had nothing to really blog about today. Sue me.

5 comments:

Kris said...

Takes me back to the summer of 1987...I'm working at the Gap at Belden Village Mall...good times...

lexxicuss said...

I've come to love this show for all the same reasons as you, but this episode in particular was really good.

But the best part had to be Doogie in the bitch-slap contest with the Allison's cutie-pie Boif. That was classic.

Morty said...

68 words is not 50 words or less.

But OY this could've been an actual video from that era! By the Jets, or....

Sa Sa SaMantha.....Samantha Fox!

Blobby said...

the video is SO Debbie Gibson meets the Jets.

they thought 'Robin Sparkles' might have done porn. Her response: I wish!

Robert said...

Ahaha.. I watched the show the other night too. Loved it when Willow said: "So you want to go to the mall... TODAY???"

Can't believe there's a 'full-length' version of the video. It's a hoot!