Cobie Smulders teamed up with Jake Johnson for an Instagram Live on Monday (April 20) and ended up treating fans to a live snippet of “Let’s Go to the Mall.”
The magical moment went down after Johnson suggested the Stumptown co-stars turn the conversation — part of Vulture’s “Two Friends: A Nice Time Hanging Out With People Who Know Each Other Well” Instagram Live series — into a “back and forth interview” and started quizzing Smulders about her time playing Robin Scherbatsky on CBS’s How I Met Your Mother.
After fans watching the chat started requesting Smulders sing “Let’s Go to the Mall,” the Canadian pop song her character was secretly famous for on the show, Johnson playfully convinced his pal to acquiesce by challenging whether she remembered the song at all. “I think I definitely know the beginning of it, but I don’t know if I know the end,” Smulders said, to which Johnson responded, “C’mon, give us some heat, give us some heat. And I don’t want a ‘I’m kind of shy’ six. Give us a goddamn ten; we’re all living COVID-19, give us a damn ten! If you’re gonna do it Cobie, freaking do it.”
Finally, after some more coaxing and a well-placed expletive aimed at her friend, Smulders launched into the first verse of the novelty track. “Come on Jessica, come on Tori/ Let’s go to the mall, you won’t be sorry,” she sang before revealing she’s been toying with the idea of putting together an acoustic version of the fictional Robin Sparkles single.
Watch Smulders croon “Let’s Go to the Mall” and prepare to rock your body ’til Canada Day below.
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Before quarantine, @mrjakejohnson and @cobiesmulders recently wrapped shooting Stumptown together. They reunited on our Instagram Live to catch up and reminisced on their experiences on New Girl and How I Met Your Mother. Cobie even treated us all to a bit of “Let’s Go to the Mall” ✨ Watch the full conversation on our IGTV.