The Most Memorable Celebrity Cameos On TV Shows

Published on 10/10/2018
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It’s always fun to catch a glimpse of a celebrity you like when watching a TV they aren’t normally in. Whether they’re guest starring in an episode or just appearing for less than a minute, it’s enjoyable to have that as a surprise. Here we’ve listed some celebrity cameos on TV shows that you may have missed or forgotten about.

Reese Witherspoon: Friends

Just before Reese Witherspoon became the famous Elle Woods, she made a guest appearance in season six of Friends as Rachel’s sister, Jill.

Reese Witherspoon

Reese Witherspoon

Christina Applegate: Friends

Appearing as Rachel’s other sister, Christina Applegate guest-starred on the show as Amy in the Episode “The One With Rachel’s Other Sister” in 2002.

Christina Applegate

Christina Applegate

Mario Lopez: Golden Girls

In 1987, Mario Lopez appeared in an episode of Golden Girls as a young immigrant who wrote a prize-winning essay on what it means to be an American.

Mario Lopez

Mario Lopez

Brad Pitt: Friends

Brad Pitt made a guest appearance in the eighth season of Friends as Will Colbert, who went to high school with Rachel, Ross, and Monica.

Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt

Demi Lovato: Grey’s Anatomy

Demi Lovato made an appearance in the hit show Grey’s Anatomy as Hayley May, a patient who had a mysterious illness that made her try to claw her eyes out. Naturally, the doctors were able to figure out the problem.

Demi Lovato

Demi Lovato

Ed Sheeran: Game of Thrones

Showing up as a soldier on Game of Thrones, Ed Sheeran truly gave it his all. Unfortunately, fans on Twitter were not pleased with his appearance in the show. In any case, his scene was a quick one.

Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran

Winona Ryder: Friends

Winona Ryder made a guest appearance in “The One With Rachel’s Big Kiss” which gives away a bit about the episode. Playing an old friend who was in love with Rachel, which at the time, made some shock waves.

Winona Ryder

Winona Ryder

James Earl Jones: The Big Bang Theory

Appearing in an episode in the seventh season in 2014, James Earl Jones played himself, who became friendly with Sheldon Cooper. They meet when Sheldon decides he wants to create his own version of Comic-Con and wants to recruit James Earl Jones to attend.

James Earl Jones

James Earl Jones

Britney Spears: How I Met Your Mother

Britney Spears appeared on the show a couple of times as a character named Abby who is a receptionist that is in love with Ted.

Britney Spears

Britney Spears

Prince: New Girl

According to Zooey Deschanel who plays the lead of the show, Prince only agreed to make a guest appearance on the show if the Kardashians did not. In the show, Prince gave Nick and Jess love advice.

Prince

Prince

Paris Hilton: Supernatural

Paris Hilton appeared in Supernatural as a demon disguised as… Paris Hilton. Eventually, the good guys beat her, but the role was quite a funny one as the writers used her popularity for comedic effect.

Paris Hilton

Paris Hilton

Lin-Manuel Miranda: How I Met Your Mother

If you’re a Hamilton fan, you’ll appreciate this. Lin-Manuel Miranda once appeared on How I Met Your Mother and did a rap about how the word Canada is unrhymable.

Lin Manuel Miranda

Lin Manuel Miranda

Taylor Swift: CSI

Back when Taylor Swift was still a country singer, she decided to give acting a try and appeared on an episode of CSI and played a sixteen-year-old murder victim.

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift

Amy Adams: Smallville

Amy Adams was cast as Jodi in the show Smallville, who was a student who developed strange powers. We don’t know how, but Adams seems to have not aged since.

Amy Adams

Amy Adams

Bryan Cranston: 30 Rock

Playing Kenneth’s sweet stepfather in 30 Rock, Bryan Cranston clearly proved he has a wide range with acting. Greatly capturing the role, he definitely is cut out for a variety of acting roles.

Bryan Cranston

Bryan Cranston

Michelle Obama: iCarly

Back in 2012, Michelle Obama made an appearance on the Nickelodeon show iCarly. She had confessed that she and her daughters were fans of the show. Another thing we learned from this appearance is that the correct way to address Obama as “Your Excellency”.

ICarly

Michelle Obama

Carrie Fisher: The Big Bang Theory

The great Princess Leia appeared in The Big Bang Theory in an episode where Sheldon and James Earl Jones rang her doorbell and then ran off. She came out with a baseball bat, not realizing they had already gone. Even though her appearance was short, it most definitely is a memorable one.

Carrie Fisher

Carrie Fisher

Adele: Ugly Betty

Another brief appearance was by Adele in Ugly Betty in 2009.  Showing off her easygoing personality, Adele certainly fit into the scene perfectly.

Adele

Adele

Pete Wentz: One Tree Hill

Pete Wentz appeared on the hit show One Tree Hill as himself, at first playing a brief role, but it turned into a larger one as he became a rock star love interest for Peyton.

Pete Wentz

Pete Wentz

Kesha: Jane the Virgin

Kesha appeared as a rock star wannabe who is Jane’s new neighbor. Problem is said neighbor loved playing loud music which would wake up Mateo, and in turn, Mateo’s early morning cries would wake up the musicians. As a result, the whole lot of them were rather unhappy about the situation.

Kesha

Kesha

Snooki: Supernatural

Mentioned on the show previously, Snooki made an appearance as a crossroads demon Sam and Dean summoned. They ended up exorcizing her, but all the same, she played the role flawlessly.

Snooki

Snooki

RuPaul: Sabrina the Teenage Witch

Long before he became Mama Ru, RuPaul appeared on Sabrina the Teenage Witch as a (not very good) hairdresser. The cool part was that he appeared both in and out of drag.

RuPaul

RuPaul

Paul Anka: Gilmore Girls

Since Lorelei named her dog Paul Anka, it isn’t much of a surprise that his namesake made an appearance on the show. It may have been in Lorelei’s dream, but all the same, the appearance was a memorable one.

Paul Anka

Paul Anka

Kelly Ripa: Broad City

Playing a somewhat different person than herself, Kelly Ripa made an appearance on Broad City. As she describes her character, it is herself she’s playing, only a more ‘party’ version of herself. In the episode, Abbi and Kelly get to hang out thanks to a coat-check snafu.

Kelly Ripa

Kelly Ripa

Ashley Benson: How I Met Your Mother

Playing Barney’s half-sister, Ashley Benson appeared on the show briefly. Her character, Carly, dates Ted for a short while as well. They end up breaking it off due to their big age gap and the fact that the only thing she and Ted had in common was their love of Star Wars.

Ashley Benson1

Ashley Benson

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