So, yes, Britney Spears avoided the fake cameras long enough to act in front of legitimate TV cameras in a special hyped guest appearance on Monday night’s episode of the CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother. The CBS team wisely gave her multiple scenes but kept each scene mercifully short. Give her a quick line or two. Let her play a naive receptionist. She did OK. Let’s take a look at a few clips (one here, two after the jump).

It’s not as if she could tank it. Even her ex Kevin Federline proved that with his Super Bowl commercial. Plus, it’s not as if Spears doesn’t have experience working with trusted comedy crews. She hosted Saturday Night Live twice, back in 2000 and 2002. You most likely remember this sketch first.

But here is another sketch from that 2000 episode, featuring a delightful turn by Tracy Morgan as Woodrow the homeless man who somehow tempts Britney to follow him…into the sewer. Prophetic?!

Note to Hulu: You really should get all of your Britney Spears SNL clips on the site. Please? Thanks! Oh, and no Britney Spears comedy collection would be complete or close to it without these clips from her own TV show with Federline, Chaotic.