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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.