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TV Tonight: Neil Patrick Harris Hosts SNL

When Saturday Night Live gets a good host, it seems to bring everything on the show up a notch (last Fall's Jon Hamm episode is a good example). So I'm excited that SNL seems to be starting 2009 off on the right foot, snagging Neil Patrick Harris to host the first new episode of the year.

The guy is just comedy gold, and I'm hoping the show takes advantage of his potential. (They have to put him on a unicorn at some point, right?) I'm actually surprised he didn't come up when I was making my list of ideal SNL hosts, because he seems perfectly suited to the job. Taylor Swift will be joining him as this week's musical guest.

You thought I was going to make a "legen—" joke, didn't you? Nah, too easy. To check out a promo, just



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