One of the ways How I Met Your Mother distinguished itself from its peers was by providing more backstory to its characters than the average sitcom. The funniest and most compelling bit of backstory is easily Robin Scherbatsky‘s past as a Canadian pop star, Robin Sparkles. From the hilarious reveal to her evolution into 90s grunge riot grrrrrl, Robin Daggers, this ridiculous bit of world building always managed to hit the mark. Robin’s father raised her to enjoy more stereotypically masculine pursuits, so it makes sense that Robin would overcorrect a bit when given free reign to embrace her inner girliness (obviously heightened to zany sitcom levels). Robin Sparkles popped up multiple times during How I Met Your Mother‘s run, so let’s take a look at her greatest hits.