Neil Patrick Harris subjects his celebrity pals to some elaborate pranks on his new NBC variety show Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris. Last week’s season premiere had him auditioning for The Voice in disguise, to Pharrell’s unamusement. This week he roped in Britney Spears to punk three bodyguards who think they are auditioning for her Piece of Me Vegas residency.

Harris and Joe Jonas direct her throughout, getting her to say things like, “Hey, I’m the one and only Britney Spears. Nice to meet you too. You’re not going to kiss my hand?” They instruct her to get these bodyguards to stand close even while rehearsing choreography. But Britney goes slightly off script, like when Neil told her to go “Hi, I’m Britney bitch” and she went It’s Britney, bitch.” As she should.