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Guest-starring on CBS's How I Met Your Mother (Mondays, 8 p.m. ET) is practically a pop star rite of passage these days. So it's not too surprising to hear that Katy Perry is the next one scheduled to play a potential love interest for Ted (Josh Radnor) later this season. Like Britney Spears, Mandy Moore and Carrie Underwood before her, she could potentially be "The Mother" that the title refers to. Potentially, but far from likely.
Perry hasn't done much acting, but boy, did she (and her breasts) garner attention last fall on Sesame Street and Saturday Night Live. Click here and here if your memory needs refreshing. (Or if you'd just like a good laugh.)
How will Perry fare at scripted TV? If she's anything like her musically inclined predecessors, she'll do just fine. Spears was funny as a ditzy, clingy secretary who mooned over Ted (and later Barney). The squeaky clean Moore ably pulled off her role as a trashy temptress. And Underwood was totally believable as every guy's dream girl. (Okay, this couldn't have been much of a stretch for her. But the point stands.)