Tonight’s How I Met Your Mother is off to Canada in this maple leaf inspired episode, and you’ve guessed it…Robin Sparkles is back!

The episode title is named “P.S. I Love You,” and in this episode, as promised by the promo released by CBS last week, this episode will expose the darker side of Robin Sparkles, as well as quite a few Canadian cameos.

Sparkles, Robin Scherbatsky’s preppy ’80s extreme ultra-ego in the show, is a long-running spoof in How I Met Your Mother, which plays on Robin’s nationality as a Canadian and typical Canadian stereotypes. Combining a mixture of cheesy tunes such as “Let’s Go to the Mall,” “Sandcastles in the Sand,” as well as a lot of ’80s glitter and glam, Sparkles has become a fan favourite in How I Met Your Mother, with numerous cameos throughout the seasons.

Smulders said of Robin Sparkle’s appearance in this episode:

“I feel like this is sort of at the tail end of her [music] career. It’s sort of the moment that Robin says, ‘You know what? I don’t want to be Robin Sparkles anymore.’ She’s sort of breaking away from all that and she does that by becoming this character of Robin Daggers, which has a lot of similarities to Alanis Morissette.”

Smulders, Robin’s real world actress counterpart is also Canadian (Vancouver), and says there is some real-life mockery revolving around her being the only Canadian in the group on set.

“They thought that MuchMusic was something that I made up. And I was like, ‘No. It was a big deal’… The cast is like, ‘Oh wait, that was a thing?’ And I’m like, ‘It was like MTV and I wanted to be a VJ, like, so bad – so badly — when I was a kid.’ But they didn’t believe me.”

Tonight’s episode will also feature the likes of James Van Der Beek, who first appeared in the series as Robin’s first boyfriend, Simon. We’ll also see cameo roles from Jason Priestley, Alan Thicke, Paul Shaffer, Alex Trebek, K.D. Lang, ex-Barenaked Ladies frontman Steven Page, Rush frontman Geddy Lee, and Luc Robitaille an ex-Canadian hockey player.

Canadian jokes aside, this episode is also really important to the development of Barney and Robin’s relationship, with Barney traveling to Canada in the search for all of Robin’s past loves. Whilst there, he stumbles upon the mockumentory, “Underneath the Tunes,” a homage to MTV’s “Behind the Music,” about Robin Sparkles’ wayward behaviour, and of course there’s bound to be a new song. Smulder’s has even suggested that whilst we won’t get the full whack on the show, the entire music video may be released online sometime soon!

Despite it having been alleged that this would be the last time we’d see Sparkles in How I Met Your Mother, showrunners Carter Bays and Craig Thomas have indicated that this might not be the case after all. Although season 9 has just been confirmed, we have our fingers crossed that this won’t be the last Sparkles song in the show. Will you be saddened if this is the last we see of Robin Sparkles? Or, do you think the best is yet to come?

Tune in to CBS tonight at 8/7 c for How I Met Your Mother‘s Canadian themed episode, “P.S. I Love you.”

The film adaptation of Wicked is currently in production and Stephen Schwartz revealed at Comic Con that the film will feature plenty of new songs!

Warm up those vocal pipes and get your best “Defying Gravity” cape dry cleaned, the Wicked film is gearing up for production at long last! The Broadway hit, currently in its 13th year, has had audiences clamoring for a filmed production since Idina Menzel Kristin Chenoweth brought Elphba and Glinda to life. Now, that dream is becoming a reality, but probably not with the original cast.

At the CW3PR’s 8th Annual Behind-The-Music: Crime, Death and Resurrection Panel at Comic Con, Stephen Schwartz the man behind the music of Wicked appeared to announce that the film will feature songs both old and new. The “old” of course includes songs from the stage production such as “Defying Gravity,” “Popular,” and most likely, “One Fine Day.” But it also includes songs that were written and cut from the production before its Broadway opening.

Winnie Holzman will be writing the screenplay as she also wrote the book to the stage show based on Gregory Maguire’s novel. Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot) is attached to direct.

You can watch Schwartz’s announcement from the panel below!

Now its time to start some casting speculations! It is my hope that the casting director sticks with strong Broadway talent to carry the roles. The musical has enough of a following to garner a strong viewership, but it also wouldn’t hurt to throw Menzel and Chenoweth in for a cameo or two!

Wicked is expected to hit theaters in December 2019.

U! S! A! U! S! A! A new Fantastic Beasts poster debuting at San Diego Comic-Con has American pride peppered into the design, giving us a hint at the film’s plot.

The film’s official social media channels unveiled Fantastic Beasts’ SDCC poster on Friday morning, just a day before the movie hosts a panel at the conference with the cast and crew. Presumably these posters will be handed out on the show floor, and/or at the Fantastic Beasts event.

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There’s a lot to unpack in this poster, which features Newt and a brightly lit “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” sign.

Newt is looking over his shoulder in the middle, holding a wand in one hand and a suitcase (with a beast trying to get out!) in the other. Supporting characters Graves, Jacob, Queenie, and Tina appear in the wings. Also here: Our very first looks at two female characters. We believe the one in the bottom left is Mary Lou, played by Samantha Morton. The guy on the right is Credence played by Ezra Miller.

So what’s with the American flags? They’re not only to remind fans that the movie is set in New York — We believe they’re teasing an election of some sort. The last Fantastic Beasts trailer briefly depicted a political event (See a screenshot below). We’re guessing an election will be taking place over the course of the movie with possible ramifications for the well-being of the North American Wizarding World.

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Fantastic Beasts opens this November. Return to Hypable on Saturday to check out our coverage of everything that happens during the movie’s panel!

Have a round, or two, with Lin-Manuel Miranda when he steps in to tell the story of Alexander Hamilton on Drunk History.

Comedy Central is keeping Lin-Manuel Miranda connected to Hamilton for a little while longer by setting the scribe up on the next season of Drunk History to spin another verse about the founding father. The show will concentrate on the rivalry between Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton duel that resulted in SPOILER Hamilton’s death.

Hamilton was the first subject that the series took on in season one. With the rising success of the Broadway hit, fans clamored for Lin-Manuel Miranda to give Alexander Hamilton a reprise on the series.

Miranda is not throwing away his shot at telling another version of Hamilton’s decision to throw away his on the shores of New Jersey in 1804. Even though Miranda stepped away from the show on July 9, we expect to see him sticking close to the production for quite a while, especially as the show begins performances across the nation.

Miranda was not the only guest announced for Drunk History‘s fourth season. Joining him will be Aubrey Plaza, Ben Folds, Billie Joe Armstrong, Busy Phillips, Dave Grohl, Ed Helms, Elizabeth Olsen, Josh Charles, Mae Whitman, Michael Cera, Rachel Bilson, and Tony Hale, to name a few.

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Drunk History returns for its fourth season on Tuesday, Sept. 27 at 10:30 p.m. ET on Comedy Central.