Ted is learning a few secrets about Robin: she's scared of the seven dwarfs, and she refuses to go to the mall. Although she is up front about why she fears the dwarfs, she refuses to tell Ted and the others about why she won't go to the mall. Marshall believes it's because she got married in a mall and is still married. Barney believes it has something to do with Robin having performed in a porn video. The two of them make a slap bet with each other: whoever is right gets to slap the other across the face as hard as he can. They even ask Lily to be the slap bet officiator, as long as she promises to be unbiased. Ted tries to find out Robin's secret, but she asks him to respect her privacy on this issue. When Ted does eventually pry it out of her, he wishes he didn't know as he doesn't know what to do with the information. But as time goes on, Barney actually finds out that it has to do with a video starring someone named Robin Sparkles. It is only then that Robin makes full ...
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The "Let's Go to the Mall" video parodies two '80s teen pop icons Debbie Gibson and Tiffany. Robin's style and hairdo mirrors that of Gibson's, where as Tiffany got her big break at stardom singing in malls, hence the song/video and why present-day Robin was reluctant to go to the mall. Robin Sparkles was almost certainly also inspired by the early teen-pop career of Canadian singer Alanis Morissette, before her album Jagged Little Pill, as Morissette was often compared to both Gibson and Tiffany at the time. See more
As the gang is watching the Robin Sparkles video, each time it jumps to the video on the laptop, there is a two liter bottle of 'JT Cola' present next to the computer that is not in the group shot of them watching it. See more
You're afraid of the seven dwarfs?
Just Doc. He's creepy. I mean, he's got a medical degree. Why is he hanging around a bunch of coal miners?
Let's Go to the Mall
Written by Carter Bays and Craig Thomas
Performed by Cobie Smulders See more