How I Met Your Mother

Season 6 Episode 9


Aired Monday 8:00 PM Nov 15, 2010 on CBS
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Episode Summary

Barney's obtaining an episode of Space Teens, the Canadian show that created the Robin Sparkles character, leads the gang to find out why Robin no longer talks to her co-star, Jessica Glitter. Meanwhile, Robin is fed up with Lily's incessant baby talk, and Ted's Ohio friend Punchy drops by unexpectedly.moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • Robin Sparkles 3 you all

    Sometimes everything comes together. No this episode is not about the mother. In this this case everything worked in this episode. All of the cast was on their A game for this one. It wasn't just becase of a third Robin Sparkles video or in this case TV show. Another reason this episode was great was that it was mentioned earlier in season 4 and now it comes to light. This may have been the best Robin Sparkles yet. The TV show Sparkles did with her friend Glitter was one of the funniest I have seen. Robin has said she didn't do porn but this TV show had all the makings of it. The comments the gang made were very amusing. When Lilly finds out that Robin had a falling out with Glitter she thinks it's because Glitter had a baby. More on that later.

    In other news Ted's friend punchy comes to New York because he thinks that Ted is lonely. This guy is good but only in small doses. I liked Ted using Lebron to convince Robin for letting him stay in their apartment. Some added interest was added when you find out that Punchy reason to see Ted was to invite to his wedding. Knowing what happens, I won't give the full reveal but yes you will see Punchy's wedding.

    It turns out that Robin didn't cut out Glitter from her life because of the baby. It was because of the baby Glitter didn't spend time with Robin. I loved the ending when you got to hear the beaver song.moreless
  • Robin Sparkles has a friend named Glitter.

    "Glitter" is a funny How I Met Your Mother episode! I was laughing all the way through this episode. I love how Robin Sparkles was first a character on a Canadian tv show called Space Teens. I love how the gang all thought the show was really dirty. I love the beaver song. Punchy was little annoying though, but it was funny how he acted all normal with his wife, and then asked Ted to be his best man. Oh, I love Barney making fun of all those reality shows. I give this episode a 10/10.moreless
  • A rare misfire...

    Not sure what happened here. The writing was way off, for sure -- and I guess that threw everything else off-kilter, as well. The jokes fell flat, the characters acted out-of-character. Just not, in my opinion, a good episode. What I can usually count on with HIMYM is solid character-based humor, with a smattering of jokes to fill. This episode turned that ratio on its ear, and ended up with mostly "jokes" and very little character humor (and what there was of that, as I mentioned earlier, did not work for me, for the most part). The actors were all game enough, but this proves the axiom that if the writing isn't there, nothing else will gel. Fortunately, one poorly-written episode is not enough to blacken my overall appreciation of this series. Nevertheless, even if you're a big fan of the show, it'd probably be best if you missed this episode. Hopefully they'll return to form next week.moreless
  • One of the most amazing HIMYM scenes ever, as well as Robin Sparkles 3.9.

    This was a very hilariuos HIMYM episode! Substance wise, the storylines weren't particularly special or pertinent, but they were very enjoyable and hilarious!

    I really enjoyed the Barney scenes, where he talked for a solid 2 minutes of various elimination lines from relaity TV Shows! I enjoyed all of those, and I did not spot laughing, right throughout those scenes!

    I also really enjoyed Robin Sparkles! That is really funny! The kids shown turned porno. Really hilarious stuff, and that was extremey well written!

    All up, dfinitely the best episode of the season! They had me laughing the swhole way through, and I would definitely recommend this one! Phenomenal effeort, guys!moreless
  • Finally!

    Finally an episode worthy of this show's status that was building up for the last 5 seasons. I must say that so far the new season has been anything but good, in fact it was very lame. The jokes were mediocre, even barney was not on top of his game. Plus, the on-going mystery of who Ted's wife is going to be. I really hope it's that blonde activist/snob, because i'm really tired of waiting. They should end this show before it sinks even deeper and is only remembered for dragging the storyline to no end.

    As for this episode, i laughed so hard i was almost crying, the whole sparkles-glitter erotic suggestions were hilarious, including the jokes about the canadian accent. Oh, and barney's monologue in which he makes fun of almost every reality show on tv - epic!!

    Hope they keep it up and that this episode is not just a one-time thing.moreless
Nicole Scherzinger

Nicole Scherzinger

Jessica Glitter

Guest Star

Stefanie Black

Stefanie Black


Guest Star

Bob Saget

Bob Saget

Voice of Ted, 2030

Recurring Role

Alan Thicke

Alan Thicke


Recurring Role

Chris Romanski

Chris Romanski


Recurring Role

Featured Episode Clip

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • When Barney asks is the video of Robin Sparkles is a porn movie, he moves as if to slap Marshall, and Marshall flinches. This is fallout from the original "slap bet" in which Barney bet that Robin's big secret was an appearance in a porn film. If this had been a porn film, Barney would have earned the right to slap Marshall (possibly more than once, given the "Slapsgivings" that had occurred since the original bet).

  • QUOTES (8)

    • Alan Thicke: If Robin's beaver devours six inches of wood every half-hour, and Jessica's beaver devours eight inches of wood every 45 minutes, how much wood will I need to keep both of these beavers well-fed all weekend long?

    • Jessica Glitter: Great job using long division to catch that space burglar, eh?
      Robin Sparkles: What can I say? He'll be in galactic jail for the remainder of his life.

    • Robin: Just watch it without me!
      Barney: Two dudes sitting on the couch watching porn? That's kind of weird.
      Robin: It's not porn, it's a kid's show.
      Ted: Two dudes watching a kid show might be worse.

    • Barney: Seriously, dude. he has got to go! You need to be like, You are the weakest link - goodbye, Punchy the tribe has spoken, please packup your knives and go, your work of art didn't work for us, your times up!, I have to ask you to leave the mansion, you must leave the chateau, your tour ends here, you've been chopped -
      Ted: Okay, yeah I know..
      Barney: - you've been evicted from the Big Brother house, your dessert just didn't measure up, sachet away!, give me a jacket and leave hells kitchen, I'm sorry, you did not get a rose, you have been eliminated from the race, you are no longer in the running to be America's Next Top Model, You're Fired!, Auf Wiedersehen!

    • Barney: Madam, that is an insult that cannot be ignored! I demand satisfaction!
      Robin: What, are we gonna duel?
      Barney: No, I'm gonna show everyone this embarrassing video of you. It's Robin Sparkles 3, ya'll!

    • Lily: How did you find Glitter?
      Marshall: Simple, really. I used my powers of deduction. I knew Glitter used to be a key-tarist, basically a piano. I just made a list of the all keyboard-based occupations, cross-matched them..
      Jessica Glitter: His friend Barney looked me up, hoping to buy my Space Teens costume.

    • Robin: You do not get to hear the beaver song! It is a sweet song about friendship, and you guys are being disgusting. Beavers are adorable!
      Barney: No arguments here.

    • Barney: Where do I know this song from?
      Robin: Oh my god, it's the beaver song. Which one of you put this on here? (Sees Glitter)
      Glitter: (Singing) Hey, beaver, come on. When you feel alone, just pick up that phone. And I'll be there to share my ice cream
      Robin: (Starts singing with her) Cone. We're licking side by side
      Barney: Wow, this is so dirty.
      Marshall: Come on, Barney. It's a sweet song about friendship.
      Ted: Yeah dude, come on. (Hits Punchy in the arm)
      Robin and Glitter: (Singing) Two beavers are better than one! Ba da da da da. Two beavers are better than one! They're twice the fun! Ask anyone! A beaver can't be second to none... two beavers are better than one!

  • NOTES (1)

    • International Airdates: United Kingdom: February 17, 2011 on E4; Australia: March 3, 2011 on Channel 7; Germany: October 5, 2011 on ProSieben; Czech Republic: January 26, 2012 on Prima COOL