Mall Music Video: Robin Sparkles "Let's Go to the Mall"
Robin Sparkles "Let's Go to the Mall"
Behold the beauty that is this note-perfect '80s style music video parody from the CBS TV show, How I Met Your Mother. Canadian actress, Cobie Smulders, plays Robin Scherbatsky on the show, and in a recent episode it was revealed that her character had a dark past... she was a Canadian shopping mall teen pop star in the early '90s, and went by the stage name, Robin Sparkles.
Whatever, it's not the show itself that really interests me here (sorry CBS), it's the fake music video and song, "Let's Go to the Mall", that got my attention. It's pretty brilliant. Not so much for what it is, but for what it does, if that makes any sense.
This song and video, even though all fake, actually manage to capture what the '80s and early '90s mall scene was all about (or is that aboot?), better than almost anything I've ever seen--many movies included! They really nailed it. At first (when I watched it on YouTube) I honestly thought it was like, totally real, and that it was some obscure video I had somehow like, totally never seen. I'll admit I fell for it, lol. A little searching, though, told the real story. But it's still so dang good, I want to share it anyway.
So, if you weren't a teen mallrat in the '80s and early '90s, and didn't get to actually experience the corresponding shopping mall scene yourself, this video pretty much encapsulates the whole thing for you.
Oh, and good luck getting the stupid song out of your head the rest of the day, too! I apologize in advance. ;P