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37 Reasons Neil Patrick Harris is Awesome… and Legendary Too

June 15, 2010 by  

We’ve loved him since he was but a young boy in Hollywood, but today, on Neil Patrick Harris’ 37th birthday, we toast a man, and tell him exactly why we think he’s tops…

1. He’s been killing it since day one: NPH garnered a Golden Globe nod for his very first film role. If you haven’t seen the kid sporting oversized glasses and a sweet Jamaican accent in CLARA’S HEART, Netflix it right now.

2. He’s a visionary. As Doogie, he made blogging cool, way back in the 80s.

3. He’s a magician, yo. NPH serves on the Board of Directors for Hollywood’s esteemed Magic Castle.

4. He made Old Spice commercials cool before the this dude did:

5. He’s not ashamed of his love of reality TV, stopping by the BIG BROTHER house, guest judging AMERICAN IDOL, sitting in the audience of a REAL HOUSEWIVES: WATCH WHAT HAPPENS after show and excitedly accepting an actual immunity idol from SURVIVOR: CHINA.

6. While we love Reege, when NPH fills in on LIVE, we kind of feel like Philbin should retire.

7. He steps into the role of “Fairy” with swagger.

8. He looks damn good in a suit.

9. He’s a superhero, having played Peter Parker (SPIDERMAN), Barry Allen (THE FLASH), Dick Grayson and the Music Meister (BATMAN). Oh, and he’s also a member of the Evil League of Evil (DR. HORRIBLE), no big deal.

10. He got us to root against Nathan Fillion. Not easy.

11. Unlike some breakout stars, he remembers where he came from and is totally cool with it:

12. When he’s hosting, he has us actually tuning in to watch awards shows… and he keeps our attention when they go long.

13. Even when he’s not hosting an awards show, he’s asked to do the opening number.

14. He took on Simon Cowell and lived to tell the tale.

15. He’s not afraid to play an ass, a la his HAROLD & KUMAR character.

16. He manages to make misogyny likable.

17. He has us wanting to make out with his face. All of us. Everyone’s in agreement here. Even the straight dudes.

18. How many other guys break into LES MIS during a talk show appearance? (You know, other than Jason Segel)

19. He’s the mastermind behind this: http://accomplicetheshow.com/

20. He’s the reason we watched Prop 8: The musical.

21. His birthday wish list includes a map to One-Eyed Willie’s treasure, a giant labyrinth hedge maze, a goose that lays gold eggs, a working (and authentic) fortune teller booth, plus Danielle Staub’s sex tape (Blu-Ray only). Oh, and some socks.

22. His weapon of choice is song. Whether he’s up against Will Schuester in that epic “Dream On” battle or taking on Captain Hammer in “A Man’s Gotta Do,” he’s a warrior.

23. He gave little boys everywhere an excuse to rent STARSHIP TROOPERS, telling their mom it wasn’t because of Denise Richards.

24. He’s our favorite Mr. Sandman, enough said.

25. He’s the only person we know who might possibly be able to pull off a RENT stage show starring Vanessa Hudgens.

26. He’s going to make THE SMURFS cool again…

27. He has us daydreaming about carrying his children. Seriously. Even some of our moms have expressed interest.

28. He jumped on Twitter and, in 24 hours, acquired over 60,000 followers. Current total: 554,348

29. He roots his peers on, instead of being all petty and competitive:

30. Disneyland still does it for him.

31. He’s not shy about accepting gifts as his current bio reads: It’s my birthday on Tuesday, June 15th. I will be very old, yet rakish. Send gifts to: 9000 W. Sunset Blvd. Suite 709, West Hollywood, CA 90069

32. His smile.

33. That hot partner of his.

34. Dude, he’s an 80s child star, yet not in jail, nor dead!

35. He’s blazed a major trail for gay actors, proving it IS possible to be out and proud and still play whatever sort of roles you please.

36. He’s clearly soaking up his success and enjoying this ride.

37. At just 37-years-old, the kid is already legitimately legen — wait for it — …yeah, you know where this is going.

Happy Birthday, NPH…

~Kath, Korbi, Marisa, Erik and the entire GMMR team.

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11 Responses to “37 Reasons Neil Patrick Harris is Awesome… and Legendary Too”

  1. hari on June 16th, 2010 2:29 am

    best best

  2. Katie on June 16th, 2010 5:11 am

    Great job!

  3. Emily on June 16th, 2010 11:21 am

    Love it! And love NPH!

  4. Alison on June 16th, 2010 3:07 pm

    Awesome!! Love me some NPH!!

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