Robin's old boyfriend, Simon, from another of her teenage pop videos comes to town, leading to a rekindling of their former romance, and Barney being thrown into a frenzy to find the second video in question, which also features Alan Thicke and Tiffany. Ted, Lily, and Marshall ponder their former personalities being brought back in the presence of old friends. When Robin is dumped by Simon again, Robin feels vulnerable leading her and Barney to sleep together.

Pop Culture Connections - Outgoing

It refers to these movies...

Grease
part of Grease

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  • Type: Movie
This Movie is referred to by Sandcastles in the Sand part of How I Met Your Mother Season 3
Barney references the movie Grease, by saying, "Tell me more, tell me more, like, did he have a car?"
  • Buy Grease part of Grease on Amazon
  • Buy Grease part of Grease on iTunes
  • Buy Grease part of Grease on GooglePlay

It plays these songs...

It refers to these television series...

Degrassi: The Next Generation

This Television Series is referred to by Sandcastles in the Sand part of How I Met Your Mother Season 3
Barney references Canadian television series Degrassi.
  • Buy Degrassi: The Next Generation on Amazon
  • Buy Degrassi: The Next Generation on iTunes
  • Buy Degrassi: The Next Generation on GooglePlay

It refers to these people...

Crash Test Dummies

This Person is referred to by Sandcastles in the Sand part of How I Met Your Mother Season 3
Simon expects that his band will be as big as Crash Test Dummies.
  • Buy Crash Test Dummies on Amazon
  • Buy Crash Test Dummies on iTunes
  • Buy Crash Test Dummies on GooglePlay

Pop Culture Connections - Incoming

It is referred to by these television episodes...

How I Met Your Mother:
Season:  6  / Episode:  13 
Bad News

This Television Episode refers to Sandcastles in the Sand part of How I Met Your Mother Season 3
Robin is embarrassed at work when her co-workers dig up footage of her as her days of being "Robin Sparkles" singing her song 'Sandcastles in the Sand'. This music video was first shown in the episode 'Sandcastles in the Sand'.

Other Connections and Related Pop Culture

Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm
performed by Crash Test Dummies

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  • Type: Song

How I Met Your Mother Season 3

# Title Air Date
How I Met Your Mother
3:1 Wait For It Sep 24, 2007
3:2 We're Not From Here Oct 1, 2007
3:3 Third Wheel Oct 8, 2007
3:4 Little Boys Oct 15, 2007
3:5 How I Met Everyone Else Oct 20, 2007
3:6 I'm Not That Guy Oct 29, 2007
3:7 Dowiesetrepla Nov 5, 2007
3:8 Spoiler Alert Nov 12, 2007
3:9 Slapsgiving Nov 19, 2007
3:10 The Yips Nov 26, 2007
3:11 The Platinum Rule Dec 10, 2007
3:12 No Tomorrow Mar 17, 2008
3:13 Ten Sessions Mar 24, 2008
3:14 The Bracket Mar 31, 2008
3:15 The Chain of Screaming Apr 14, 2008
3:16 Sandcastles in the Sand Apr 21, 2008
3:17 The Goat Apr 28, 2008
3:18 Rebound Bro May 5, 2008
3:19 Everything Must Go May 12, 2008
3:20 Miracles May 19, 2008

Sandcastles in the Sand
performed by Robin Sparkles; features Tiffany


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