After loving Jayma Mays as an obsessive-compulsive guidance counselor on Glee, I watched her on Heroes, playing an equally charming waitress named Charlie who is murdered after only a few episodes. Then, in a glorious twist of fate, I caught her as the "coat check wench" on How I Met Your Mother (episode: Okay Awesome). I had already seen this episode before and had fallen in love with this character for her theory that everything that's supposed to be fun actually sucks (parades, New Year's Eve). After re-watching this episode, I decided to go on a quest, a quest to find a Jayma Mays role in which she isn't totally adorable.
According to imdb, Mays has been in a handful of shows and movies that got awful reviews. These include Joey, Epic Movie, and Paul Blart: Mall Cop. However, she was also in some winners like Six Feet Under, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, and Ugly Betty.
Her most surprising role was that of Ben Franklin's lover in Funny or Die's Drunk History volume 2.5. Drunk History is basically when they get somebody really drunk, have them describe a historical event, and then match up this narration to popular actors reenacting the event. For example, Ben Franklin was played by Jack Black. I'd include that video here, but there are a few graphic vomit scenes that no one needs to see.
She's also in a Switchfoot video, the movie Red Eye, and a strange (I'm assuming satirical) trailer for something called The Night Hikers, but she's adorable in all of them.
IS THERE ANY ROLE YOU'VE TAKEN THAT DOESN'T MAKE ME WANT TO HUG YOU AND BUY A KITTEN POSTER, JAYMA?
Alas, the following video is the ONLY thing I could find in which she's not a rainbow of unicorn love. And that's really only because it's in black and white.
BONUS VIDEO that I'd like to title Adorable Rocker: Jayma Mays, let's be besties.
(Yes, that's Buster from Arrested Development.)