Katy Perry to guest star on 'How I Met Your Mother.' How do you think she'll compare to the others?

katy-perrySorry. No How I Met Your Mother guest star will ever surpass Alexis Denisof, who first appeared on the show in 2006 and returned last week, as No. 1 in my heart. No one. After him, every other stunt casting has been but a minor blip on my I’m-still-not-over-Buffy radar. (I’ll get over that soon, by the way; I swear. Just let me, um…)

The good news for Katy Perry, who will be appearing in an upcoming episode as Zoey’s (Jennifer Morrison) “naïve and beautiful” cousin, is that the spot for No. 2 is still available. There’s tough competition, though. 

I was a big fan of Rachel Bilson’s guest stint on the show, and Joe Manganiello was hilarious as Marshall’s law school buddy Brad. (You could argue that the two were recurring characters, but let’s not get into that.) So if Perry wants to put up the good fight — and I’m sure her goal in life is to earn a respectable place on our arbitrarily ranked mental lists — she should study those stars’ appearances on the show closely.

Your turn, PopWatchers. What do you think of Katy Perry popping out in on the HIMYM gang? And who are some of your favorite guest stars from the show?

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  • iva

    himym slipped disasterously. last great guest spot i remember was britney spears (and i’m not even a fan)

  • JJ

    Jorge Garcia was great this year, and (not sure if this counts) but Sarah Chalke and Jason Jones were great as Stella and Tony.

  • megan m

    i’d have to agree with you, sandra. my absolute favorite guest star of all time is alexis denisof. especially the banter he and his real-life wife, alyson hannigan exchanged in one of the episodes. i’m not too excited about katy perry, but i’m hoping to be pleasantly surprised if i set my expectations lower…

    • soz

      I’m obsessed with that man. True Story: I was just finishing up Angel for the first time (thank you Netflix Instant Play) and was in the midst of a major Wesley/Denisof obsession, trying desperately to find him in other things when he popped back up on HIMYM several years later. Uncanny. And fortunate.

  • furiousk

    I’d say Brad was a recurring character, but Cindy only appeared in two episodes. That’s not recurring. HIMYM went overboard on the stunt casting last season, but it seems pretty tame this season. Maybe KP won’t be so bad.

  • Kay

    I thought Mandy Moore was pretty funny. Ted’s tramp stamp was definitely her fault and the cause of some good jokes–and his meeting with the lovely Stella!

  • kt

    Gotta love Alan Thicke too! Anything that brings up Robin Sparkles is great in my book!

  • MN_Jen

    James Van Der Beek as Robin’s old boyfriend from Canada!

    • alex

      yes! he was awesome

    • Meg

      I think it’s time for a repeat. He needs to put his “Dramatic Dawson” or “Crying Dawson” back to work!

      • babysugar

        YES! all Robin Sparkles related guest…James Van Der Beek & Alan Thicke were awesome in her music videos!:)

    • soz

      He’s getting back together with Louise March.

  • Jessie

    Wayne Brady was a FANTASTIC guest star

  • Chris

    Carrie Underwood was funny!

  • Lee

    The Maury Povitch/Woody Allen gag was pretty funny. And I agree about James Van Der Beek!

  • Mike O

    I hope they don’t kill her off after a silly count-down stunt.

  • holly

    I miss brad!!! I love him so much and is so funny! i loved him in Something Borrowed and in World’s Greatest Couple. Hilarious!

  • Scott T

    booo. big HIMYM fan, but not a fan of giving KP more attention than her talent deserves. Hopefully she won’t “sing”

    • Sarah


    • jk

      Word. Some of the guest spots have been good, but most of them were the Rachel Bilson-esque ones where they were less stunt casting and more recurring roles. Also, Sandra Gonzalez – did you copy & paste the word Manganiello into this article? The font on it is different than every other word…

    • Chandler02

      Amen. The less Katy Perry, the better.

    • Libby

      Ugh, Katy perry is awful, why, show, why? She’s completely overrated

  • Karate Pants

    Auughh, she’s everywhere! I am so Katy Perry-ed out.

  • Daphne

    OMG I had to google who that Alexis person was, as IF Lily is really married to Sandy Rivers! ha, that’s so awesome! I knew Barney was married to Scooter, but nothing about Sandy Rivers lol, wicked!

    • paula

      I had to do that too, I was surprise.

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