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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



fakeplanettelex fakeplanettelex 8 years
oh and the whopper virgin spoof. HAHAHAHAHA.
fakeplanettelex fakeplanettelex 8 years
i thought this ep was a bit boring... the only skits i liked were the digital short and broadway. :( FAIL.
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 8 years
The Broadway skit was hilarious! I forwarded it to all of my theater geek friends.
PollyPrissyPants PollyPrissyPants 8 years
That digital short was fantastic! NPH did an amazing job...I feel like they could've done even more with him though, so here's hoping they bring him back next season!
emalove emalove 8 years
I thought he was pretty funny!
kendallina kendallina 8 years
I loved the skit on last night's SNL with the air traffic controllers. Lol. NPH was so funny.
lylpookie lylpookie 8 years
I actually thought it was a funny SNL. There were some skits that fell flat, but I couldn't stop laughing during the Broadway skit and the digital short.
LaurenG22 LaurenG22 8 years
WOO HOO!! :cheer: !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
PollyPrissyPants PollyPrissyPants 8 years
I cannot wait for this! NPH is the perfect host - like you, I just hope they take full advantage of having him on the show. And unlike you, I can't resist...this show will be legen...wait for it...DARY!
reaperdmvcom reaperdmvcom 8 years
Heh. That was actually the second look at Reaper's season two. There was a short scene in the CW's Winter 2009 promo. We've also got some set pics too.
Maribug Maribug 8 years
I'm unbelievably excited about this. He's amazingly funny and charming, and I read somewhere that there might be some singing as well, so yeah.. Bound to be great.
Antioxidant Antioxidant 8 years
Neil Patrick Harris for life.
shafiii shafiii 8 years
so excited!!!! ahh i love NPH!
amloveaffair amloveaffair 8 years
NPH is a god. You have no idea how much I love this man. It will be brilliant. Now if he can sing and take his shirt off it will legen-waitforitandihopeyou'renotlactoseintolerantbecausethenextpartis-dary! I am a bit peeved that the musical guest isn't better. I can't stand Taylor Swift.
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