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Britney/NPH/RiffTrax

March 21st, 2008 by Conor Lastowka · 19 Comments

Evidently, Britney Spears is guest starring on How I Met Your Mother on Monday, March 24th. The star of Crossroads will be sharing screen time with one of our favorite guest riffers ever, Neil Patrick Harris. As illustrated below, the circle of riffing is now complete. There are only two foreseeable outcomes: That Neil rubs off on Britney and she contacts us to put in a self-depricating turn on a riff of “From Justin to Kelly” or something up her alley, or that the reverse happens, and we soon see poor Neil stumbling out of a Texaco bathroom without any shoes on, Cheeto dust trailing from his pockets.

circle complete

As a fun historical note, back on August 29th, 2006, Mike suggested doing Crossroads as a RiffTrax. I wrote a list of reasons that I thought it was a good idea: “A) attractive ladies, B) a different genre to switch things up, and C) a lead who has to be at her absolute lowest point as a target for universal public scorn.” To even begin to list the amount of things that have happened since then would be a Hurculean effort. Umbrella smashing, head shaving, custody trials, lack of underwear, K-Fed’s “Lose Control”, Divorce (related??), etc. As Yogi Berra famously said, “Never count out an unstable starlet until it’s over.”

 

 

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19 responses so far ↓

  • 1 R.A. Roth on Mar 21, 2008 at 2:34 pm

    Sadly, Brittany’s role is to prep her for an actual job as a receptionist. Did I say sadly? I meant THANK GOD.

    Randy

  • 2 Onil on Mar 21, 2008 at 2:42 pm

    Who was Yogi Berra speaking of? Don Mattingly, of course.

  • 3 To_Servo_Man on Mar 21, 2008 at 5:50 pm

    Some unexpected Mattingly-bashing. Not a turn I expected this thread to take, at least so soon in the game.

  • 4 MikeP on Mar 21, 2008 at 6:12 pm

    Don Mattingly wasn’t fit to carry Britney’s jockstrap.

  • 5 The Dave on Mar 21, 2008 at 10:47 pm

    On a serious note, if I could get people to refer to me as “Magnum” on a regular basis, I could lead a very happy life.

  • 6 Anya on Mar 22, 2008 at 1:09 am

    Crossroads was creeeeeeeepy. So creepy. The only Rifftrax other than Firewall which I never want to see again.

    Glitter, on the other hand, rocked because it was cheeeeeeeesy as opposed to creepy.

  • 7 To_Servo_Man on Mar 22, 2008 at 7:53 am

    The implications are staggering. And disgusting.

  • 8 MikeP on Mar 22, 2008 at 8:42 am

    I’ll do my part, Magnum. No need to thank me.

  • 9 Beautiful Houndstooth on Mar 22, 2008 at 2:41 pm

    Soon you’ll be able to play a game like the 6 stages of Kevin Bacon.

  • 10 Cornjob on Mar 22, 2008 at 7:19 pm

    Neil just has to make sure he’s wearing his panties when he goes out and he’ll be fine.

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  • 12 gammer on Mar 25, 2008 at 7:38 am

    I thought it was the kind of creepy that made me want to look again!

  • 13 MrTorso on Mar 25, 2008 at 7:02 pm

    Also on this episode of How I Met Your Mother they had a couple of the characters watching Manos: The Hands of Fate….

  • 14 WallyKo on Mar 25, 2008 at 9:28 pm

    Not to mention they also had Plan 9 involved, which, although obviously known as a bad movie before they got involved, has been riffed as well. The combination of NPH, Britney, Manos and Plan 9 … all together in one place?

  • 15 Samuel on Mar 25, 2008 at 11:46 pm

    Wow, those clips of Britney clearly show her near SNL quality comedic mastery. Of course we all expected I would follow that up by saying, “which itself suffers from an absence of good comedic execution and scripting.” Chortle.

  • 16 Lars Tk. on Mar 26, 2008 at 2:59 pm

    I think crossroads or glitter or even batman and robin (the horror… the horror…) is the worst movie ever made. Not Manos: “Hands of Fate” or Plan 9. I also think that the Manos: hands of fate bit from this How I met your mother episode should get much more attention than the britney spears guest apperance.

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    Doogie Howser, M.D.

    The correct response is, “Great! How’s yours?”

    *rimshot*

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