Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Another Great Truth, Discovered In Bed.

I like Neil Patrick Harris. Especially as Barney on How I Met Your Mother. But I couldn't put my finger on WHY I liked the character so much.

Until the most recent episode, featuring the tournament bracket for the top girls he slept with and dumped. I realized then what was so special about him.

He is this generation's Dan Fielding.

Just as John Larroquette turned a despicable character into an award-winning performance, so is NPH pulling magic out of what, in lesser hands, would be just cruel.

Since they like the stunt casting on HIMYM, and since they established that Barney doesn't know who his father is, they should sell some kidneys or whatever they must to get Larroquette on there as a potential father. Even if it is a red herring, just the idea of that kind of callback is just too much to ignore.

5 brain pickings:


    Man, I miss Night Court.

  2. I wish I had a clue as to what you are talking about here. Because it sounds like genius.

    But, as I have no point of reference, I will have to take it on faith.

    :) It was fun fake-hating you yesterday! You are GOOD. I'm never getting on your bad side, by the way.

  3. John was a fucking genius on that show. I loved Night Court and watched it religiously just to see what kind of shit Dan was going to pull or what snide remark he would make about his clients.

    Boo, you should try looking up old episodes on YouTube or some other video site.

  4. Aww, Night Court. I was always a Bull fan :)

    And Barney on HIMYM is one of the best characters on tv right now, NPH has such a gift for comedic timing.

  5. Shadows of DakaronApril 4, 2008 at 11:00 PM

    Holy shit!!! That's who he reminds me of! Excellent, Vermillion...I always, always wondered why I got that great vibe from him. I mean, he was awesome in Harold and Kumar, but he owns Barney! Good call.

    And if they did bring John in as his father, I will worship that show much, much more than I already do.


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