Look, I really like a very good celeb visitor star. It is enjoyable to see your favourite stars drop into your favourite exhibits! However generally huge celebs pop up on a present and also you’re similar to “…huh?”
Often, this occurs when the celeb visitor star isn’t an actor, or simply feels actually, actually out of the place in the subject material of the present. Listed below are 26 examples!
We’ll begin with the newest: Megan Thee Stallion on She-Hulk. I am going to forgive them for this one since I really like Megan and it was an after-credits scene, however…Megan, what are you doing there??? How are you related to the plot???
Absolutely the worst, although, is when a singer pops on a present to do a efficiency. No, not as themselves acting at some in-show occasion the place not less than it is sensible. I am speaking about after they play a random character who isn’t seen once more, who occurs to sing. LIKE SHAWN MENDES ON THE 100.
Shawn actually simply exhibits as much as sing a professionally-recorded tune in a literal bunker, then Jasper body-slams him. And that is the final we ever see of this character.
However the holy grail of this trope is Ed Sheeran on Recreation of Thrones.
He randomly exhibits up, sings a tune, after which THAT’S IT. It is even worse than the Shawn instance as a result of Recreation of Thrones is a medieval-inspired fantasy present. At the very least The 100 is near-future.
Coldplay’s Will Champion additionally appeared on Recreation of Thrones, albeit in a smaller capability. However what was bizarre to me is that this weird cameo is in the course of the Purple Marriage ceremony, arguably essentially the most violent and iconic GoT scene of all time. Like, why did they want a celeb cameo in that scene???
It is undoubtedly extra acceptable when the musician visitor star has an precise motive to carry out, like Carly Rae Jepsen on Citadel (she was acting on a faux model of SNL). It is nonetheless bizarre, although, particularly when the present would not generally have full performances. Like, Citadel and Beckett take a full-on break from their investigation to jam out to Carly Rae Jepsen.
Equally, it was tremendous bizarre when Gossip Lady had *type* of a musical episode the place Dan, Vanessa, and Olivia needed to placed on a manufacturing of Snow White utilizing Woman Gaga lyrics.
After which on the finish, Blair “pulled some strings,” and Woman Gaga HERSELF confirmed as much as carry out. Like, a full Grammy Awards-worthy efficiency, to some NYU college students. It was odd, to say the least.
Even stranger was Carrie Underwood on Cobra Kai. You realize, the karate present? What’s an American nation singer doing there???
It is not simply musicians; exhibits will throw on all totally different sorts of celebrities. Like Invoice Nye on Blindspot, taking part in himself but additionally…Patterson’s dad?
Olympic athletes additionally randomly cameo on exhibits. Like gold medal gymnast Kerri Strug on Beverly Hills, 90210… Kerri’s actually superb on this scene, however I am unable to with the dialogue. It is so compelled. Who says, “Do I’ve to win a gold medal or one thing to get into a category I need?”
Although the very best instance of that is Shawn Johnson’s look on The Secret Lie of the American Teenager, the place she (I assume?) flirts with Ricky. I am going to attempt to present it beneath, however screencaps do not do it justice.
Again to musicians…One Tree Hill was recognized for its musical visitor stars (which largely made sense, as they carried out on the in-show membership/music venue Tric). However one visitor deserves a point out on this checklist, and that is Pete Wentz, who first appeared with Fall Out Boy.
Which, superb. Regular sufficient. However issues worsen when he seems AGAIN, and FLIRTS WITH PEYTON. A 17-YEAR-OLD.
THEN THEY START DATING FOR A COUPLE EPISODES. Like this random highschool woman is simply…relationship Pete Wentz. We’re speculated to imagine that???
Okay, sorry, I gotta point out another One Tree Hill one. Season 8 noticed a number of musical friends at Tric, together with Child Cudi. This one was form of an enormous deal IMO, simply due to how huge Child Cudi is and the way a lot much less common OTH was from its heyday in Season 8.
However the motive why this one is so weird is that, like, ten episodes later, the truth that Child Cudi carried out turns into a low-key main storyline that by some means reveals that Brooke is pregnant. Which is a large deal contemplating she’s been attempting to have a child for seasons.
It additionally concerned the Air Power and pot brownies and a flashback to Child Cudi’s entourage forcing Chase to smoke a joint, and the entire thing, and the truth that it by some means led to Brooke realizing she was pregnant…actually a large number.
Sorry, one other GG one — anybody else bear in mind when the MAYOR of NEW YORK (on the time) visitor starred? Mike Bloomberg exhibits up for 2 seconds within the finale to specific shock at Dan being Gossip Lady. Like, what???? How does he even find out about GG?
Supernatural had plenty of wild visitor stars, however there’s one which felt ESPECIALLY out of pocket: Paris Hilton. Now, Paris had accomplished a couple of performing jobs, however for some motive, she performed herself within the present…however like, she was additionally a pagan god?
Much more weird, Hilton had lately starred in Home of Wax with Jared Padalecki, who performed Sam within the present. Which means that if this is similar Paris, she ought to acknowledge Sam as Jared — which does not occur. They do, nonetheless, make a humorous reference.
The wildest Supernatural visitor star to me, although, was Snooki. Yep, Snooki of Jersey Shore fame. Once more, taking part in herself — however she’s possessed by a demon.
Subsequent, I’ll nominate one I truly like, however was tremendous wild — when Prince confirmed up on New Lady.
Principally, they find yourself at a celebration at his home, and he steps in to assist Nick and Jess with their relationship issues. Like, totally, he’s the explanation they finish the episode on good phrases. SO random but additionally I form of adore it.
One other New Lady one — Taylor Swift. She exhibits up at Cece and Shivrang’s ill-fated wedding ceremony to declare her love for Shivrang in true “Communicate Now” style, and whereas it is an incredible little bit of casting, it’s SO random.
Yet one more instance of an ultra-famous pop star showing on a present for no actual motive is Britney Spears on Jane the Virgin.
Seems, Rogelio and Britney have some beef from the previous — you understand what, as celeb visitor star explanations go, this one is not horrible. However nonetheless — Britney freaking Spears is simply casually hanging with Jane for lots of the episode!
Disney Channel truly had a couple of big visitor stars, like Dolly Parton on Hannah Montana — although that form of made sense, as the primary character was a well-known singer. One which made rather less sense? Dwayne Johnson on Wizards of Waverly Place.
Principally, he exhibits as much as go to Max, who’s pretending he has a faux illness known as mono-orangosis. Why particularly The Rock, a large famous person, over every other actor? No motive.
One other wild Wizards of Waverly Place visitor star was Shakira.
She actually simply walks into the Russo’s sandwich store. She then morphs into Alex’s uncle (who has been Shakira this complete time!!!), however I am fairly certain that solely makes this instance extra nonsensical.
One other random huge cameo on a child’s present was when Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler confirmed up as Santa on Lizzie McGuire. To start with, Steven Tyler is a serious rockstar and it was tremendous random to have him on a child’s present. He is dressed as Santa your entire episode, and on the finish, he sings a tune, when it is lastly acknowledged that he is Steven Tyler. It’s SO RANDOM.
Though Hannah Montana was a few celeb, I nonetheless suppose it was tremendous unusual for Larry David, of all individuals, to randomly seem. Like, the Venn diagram of followers of Larry David and followers of Hannah Montana is simply…two separate circles.
One other tremendous bizarre Hannah Montana visitor star was John Cena, who was actually not an actor on the time. He exhibits up in Jackson’s journal — then, as a totally shaped hallucination who kicks Jackson’s butt with a purpose to persuade Jackson that studying is enjoyable. No, I didn’t make that sentence up.
One of many greatest stars on this checklist is Kim Okay. Contemplating her fame, you would not anticipate her to point out up on a random sitcom like 2 Broke Ladies. However…she does. It truly does form of make sense to see her within the episode, which is centered round KUWTK producers planning to shoot an episode at Max and Caroline’s cupcake window. Kim would not present up till the very finish, when she apologizes for it not understanding. However nonetheless — she’s Kim freaking Kardashian!!! What’s she doing on 2 Broke Ladies??
Kim and her sister Khloe additionally shortly appeared on 90210 again after they have been rather less well-known. Within the episode, they performed themselves, bringing Naomi some garments from DASH.
I believe the primary motive I discovered this so bizarre — moreover the Kardashian’s mega-fame — was that Naomi brazenly insults Kim within the scene and perpetuates stereotypes about Kim. Like, why the heck did Kim wish to seem??
And eventually, actually essentially the most weird instance to me is Huge Hen on The West Wing.
What different visitor stars did you discover tremendous weird and misplaced? Tell us within the feedback!