Monday, January 7, 2013

Geddy Lee to appear on How I Met Your Mother
9:51PM EST | comments (7) |

UPDATE - 2/2@4:08PM: On Thursday broke down the first promo video for the show that reveals some details about the episode's premise:

... The promo promises that we'll see how the Canadian teen sensation Robin Sparkles went from pop princess to queen of darkness! The episode will show us a mockumentary showing Robin's fall from grace, which will include appearances by a lot of big name Canadian stars.

The episode will feature James Van Der Beek, Jason Priestley, Alan Thicke, Paul Shaffer, Alex Trebek, K.D. Lang, former Barenaked Ladies frontman Steven Page, Rush frontman Geddy Lee, and former Canadian hockey player Luc Robitaille. ...

Then today they released another promotional video showing clips from the mockumentary show mentioned above. The show is a take-off on VH1's Behind the Music called Underneath the Tunes. The promo talks about the day when the dark side of Robin Sparkles was revealed, and depicts Geddy Lee at about the 15-second mark saying, "a little piece of Canada died that day". You can watch the promo below or on YouTube at this location (thanks Mark):

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UPDATE - 1/11@9:36AM: It looks like Geddy filmed his spot yesterday based on this photo that Rush posted to their Facebook page last night.

How I Met Your MotherThe Huffington Post reported earlier this evening that several Canadian stars including Geddy Lee will make a guest appearance on the February 4th episode (Season 8, Episode 15: P.S. I Love You) of the CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother:

"How I Met Your Mother" is trotting out some very big Canadian stars for the return of Robin Sparkles on Monday, February 4. Alan Thicke, Alex Trebek, K.D. Lang and James Van Der Beek are just a few of the stars who will appear in the episode marking the return of Cobie Smulders in her Canadian pop star guise.

The full list of stars appearing on the show are listed in a video accompanying the article. How I Met Your Mother airs Monday nights at 8PM EST on CBS. One of the stars of the show is Jason Segel who also starred in the 2009 film I Love You Man where Rush made a guest appearance. Thanks to Steve B for the heads up.



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#7 - Posted 1/9/13 @8:44PM by Geddimus Prime

Disappointed but not surprised at this point to see Geddy part of this Hollywood filth.
#6 - Posted 1/8/13 @1:26PM by kjbird [contact]

#5 - i don't watch the show regularly by any stretch, but i do know there was a Rush reference Season 4, episode 18 "Old King Clancy". Ed posted a link here on RIAB, i believe March 2009. It was a short reference, but one nonetheless. I'll definitely be watching this upcoming show with Ged-how funny.
#5 - Posted 1/8/13 @12:43PM by killernj13 [contact]

#3 - one of the female characters is from Canada and was a former teen popstar in Canada. Her stage name was Robin Sparkles.

I have watched this show from the beginning and they have had several Canadian references and always wondered when a Rush reference was going to happen especialy with Jason Seigle as one of the stars.

This show has definitely "jumped the shark" but I will watch until the end to find out who the f-ing mother is.
#4 - Posted 1/7/13 @10:43PM by Entre Nous [contact]

I still watch the show, goofy and funny. They probably had a blast doing this one.
Should be interesting. Go Geddy Go Canada. got rush?
#3 - Posted 1/7/13 @10:39PM by michinman [contact]

Who is Robin Sparkles?
#2 - Posted 1/7/13 @10:02PM by KeishaMcLee [contact]

I would have thought Alex would be the one to do this, not Geddy, but still pretty cool :)
#1 - Posted 1/7/13 @9:58PM by MCM [contact]

How random, but yet very cool. It's a funny show and Ged's a funny guy.

Hey wait!! Am I first??

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