Neil Patrick Harris on Hosting the Oscars and Kimmel
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Neil Patrick Harris on Hosting the Oscars and Kimmel


>>THANK YOU!>>Jimmy: I LIKE THAT CHARACTER. THAT WHOLE LOOK, ACTUALLY.>>I LOVE DOING THAT SERIES, UNFORTUNATE EVENTS. THEY GIVE US CREATIVE FREEDOM AND WE’RE RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF IT. WE’RE IN THE MIDDLE OF SEASON THREE AND THERE ARE ONLY THREE SEASONS. WHAT YOU SEE, IT LAUNCHES LATER THIS MONTH. I DO ALL KINDS OF CRAZY CHARACTERS AND I GET TO PLAY COUNT OLAF WHICH IS INCREDIBLY NEFARIOUS AND DISTURBING. MY NAYS ARE LONG.>>Jimmy: YOU HAVE LONG NAILS. THAT’S FOR THE CHARACTER?>>FOR THE SHOW. PRESS ON NAILS WOULD BE SUPER WEIRD. IT’S NOT FUN WHEN I WAKE UP AND HAVE ACCIDENTALLY SCRATCHED MY FOREHEAD. AND HAVE LIKE A HARRY POTTER LIGHTNING BOLT.>>Jimmy: DO YOU CHEW ON THEM NOW?>>NO. I TRY TO DO NOTHING.>>Jimmy: IS THAT HELPING YOUR MAGIC IS THE. >>NO. AND NOW I CAN’T PLAY THE UKULELE.>>Jimmy: YOU’VE REALLY SACRIFICED FORGOT ROLE.>>I SURE HAVE. I DIG DEEP.>>Jimmy: HOW IS IT GOING?>>YEAH.>>Jimmy: THANK YOU FOR FILLING IN WITH ME WHEN I WAS WITH MY SON AT THE HOSPITAL. I APPRECIATED THAT. AND YOU DID A GREAT JOB.>>THANK YOU. I HAVE TO SAY, EVERY ONE LOVES YOU HERE.>>I WAS GOING TO PAY IT BACK TO YOU. DOING THIS SHOW IS SUPER FUN BUT I WAS MOST IMPRESSED IN AN ENVIRONMENT WHERE YOU WOULD ASSUME THERE’S REPETITION, REPETITION, GROUND HOG DAY ALWAYS, OVER AND OVER. THIS CREW UNIVERSALLY APPRECIATES YOU AND VALUES WHAT YOU DO SO MUCH.>>Jimmy: THAT’S NICE. CAN I JUST SAY, IN FAIRNESS, THEY’RE ALL RELATED TO ME IN SOME WAY.>>THAT’S NOT TRUE. MY FRIEND CRIS ONE OF THE PROP GUYS. AND EVEN HE — >>Jimmy: MY UNCLE. NO. I WANT TO THANK YOU YOU.>>YOU SHOULD KNOW THAT. THIS IS THE KIND OF THING WITH I’M AT HOME, I WONDER IF THE HOST IS A [ BLEEP ]. RIGHT? AND MOST OF THE TIME I THINK THEY PROBABLY ARE. BUT — AND YOU DON’T LIKE TO DO ANIMAL SEGMENTS.>>I LOVE THE ANIMAL SEGMENTS.>>Jimmy: THAT WAS A DOUBLE WIN FOR ME. NOTHING AGAINST ANIMALS. I’M JUST VERY, VERY SCARED OF THE ANIMALS. AND I ALSO IMAGINE MYSELF HUMILIATING MYSELF IN SOME WAY AS A RESULT OF BEING SCARED OF THE ANIMALS.>>DUDE, I ENDED THE SHOW SAYING GOOD NIGHT EVERYONE WITH A FROG ON MY FACE. AND HE THEN PROCEEDED TO TAKE A DUMP ON MY FACE. HE LIKE EXCRETED — >>Jimmy: THAT’S A REAL FROG. EVEN THOUGH IT LOOKS LIKE A HAPPY MEAL TOY.>>Jimmy: IS IT A GOOD IDEA TO LICK A FROG?>>I DON’T REMEMBER ANYTHING FOR THREE DAYS.>>Jimmy: SPEAKING OF HAD A LOOSE IN AER TO, YOU HOSTED THE OSCARS THREE YEARS AGO. WAS IT THREE IS THAT WHAT DO YOU REMEMBER MOST?>>I REALLY ENJOYED THE EXPERIENCE. I THINK THE ACT OF BEING A HOST, AND BTW, TONIGHT BUTTKISS BUT YOU ARE TERRIFIC DOING IT.>>Jimmy: OH, STOP. [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]>>Jimmy: YOU’VE DONE ENOUGH.>>I’LL SAYING AS SOMEONE WHO HOSTED THE SHOW BEFORE, WATCHING YOU DO IT. IT’S HARD TO NOT BE IMPARTIAL. I KNOW WHAT GOES ON IN THE COMMERCIAL BREAKS. YOU SPEND A LOT OF TIME WORKING ON THE MATERIAL AND QUESTIONING, WHETHER THIS WILL WORK AND THEN SOMEONE DOES A REALLY LONG SPEECH SO YOU HAVE TO SAY WE SHE CUT THIS AND SOMETHING FUNNY HAPPENED. YOU’RE KIND OF CALLING AUDIBLES A LOT.>>Jimmy: THAT YOU KNOW AS A RESULT YOU ARE MAGAZINE NAMED YOUR OPENING THE NUMBER ONE OPENING OF ALL TIME. OF ALL 90 YEARS. [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ] THAT’S — IS THAT SOMETHING THAT YOU EVEN WILL LOOK AT AND IT WILL MAKE — >>I NEVER WATCHED BACK ANY OF IT.>>Jimmy: I NEVER DO EITHER.>>DID I MY SHOW AND I THOUGHT WHILE WE WERE DOING IT THAT IT WENT REALLY WELL. I HAD TALKED TO BILLY CRYSTAL OF THE THE ADVICE HE GAVE ME AS THE SHOW GOES ON, THE VOOM FILLING ONE 4/5 LOSERS. NOT AS PEOPLE BUT WHO DIDN’T GET AWARD. SO THEIR ADRENALINE IS JUICED AND IT DOESN’T HAPPEN AND THEY ARE NOW KIND OF SANGUINE. SO HIS ADVICE WAS, AS THE SHOW GOES ON, DO LESS BITS AND LESS JOKES THAT START GETTING INTO THE AWARD BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE NOT HAVING FUN. I’M HAVING FUN. AND THREE QUARTERS OF THE WAY THROUGH PEOPLE ARE HAVING A GREAT TIME. NICOLE KIDMAN GIVING ME THUMBS UP. OPRAH WAS HAPPY.>>Jimmy: THAT’S ALL YOU NEED.>>I FELT LIKE IT WAS GREAT. AT THE END I STAYED UP ALL NIGHT TO DO A SHOW IN THE MORNING IN THAT VERY THEATER. I STAYED UP ALL NIGHT. I HAPPENED TO, RIGHT BEFORE I WENT ON STAGE, I CHECKED TWITTER. A LITTLE EGO BOOST. WHAT’S GOING ON? UNIFORM HATRED.>>Jimmy: YOU MUST NOT DO THAT. WE JUST SAW MEAN TWEETS. WE KNOW WHY TWITTER EXISTS. IT IS NOT TO PAY COMPLIMENTS.>>BUT YOU CAN JUST ZING BACK WITH A TWEET.>>Jimmy: ONLY IN THE PRESIDENT’S CASE. TELL ME ABOUT THE GAME SHOW YOU’RE DOING. GENIUS JUNIOR.>>I’M EXECUTIVE PRODUCING AND THE HOST. IT TAKES THREE TAEXS SUPER SMART KIDS THAT WE FOUND FROM AROUND AMERICA BETWEEN 8 AND 14. AND I CHALLENGE THEM WITH SUPER SMART QUESTIONS. AND THEY COMPETE AGAINST EACH TO BE THE GENIUSES.>>Jimmy: DO THEY KNOW YOU PLAYED A GENIUS JUNIOR?>>NO IDEA SFLOOFLT SO THEY’RE NOT THAT SMART REALLY. [ APPLAUSE ]>>THEY’RE REMARKABLY SMART. THE THING WE TASK THEM TO DO IS TO SPELL WORDS IN 60 SECONDS BACKWARDS. AND AS FAST AS YOU CAN THEIR WORD, THEY JUST SPIT OUT THE LETTERS. IT IS UNBELIEVABLE.>>Jimmy: REALLY! THIS SHOW IS DESIGNED TO MAKE PARENTS FEEL BAD ABOUT THEIR OWN CHILDREN.>>I FEEL THE OPPOSITE. I THINK THERE ARE SO MANY PEOPLE THAT HIGHLIGHT WHAT NO ONE CAN DO. I FIND THIS IS ASPIRATIONAL. PARENTS CAN WATCH AND THEY CAN COULD THINGS THEY CAN’T BUT FAMILIES CAN WATCH IT TOGETHER. THESE ARE THINGS IF YOU STUDY HARDER AND IF YOU DID IT, IN THIS NEWS CYCLE, IN THIS WORLD OF BEING BERATED BY NEGATIVE STORY LINES, I THINK IT IS COOL TO HAVE A SHOW THAT FAMILIES CAN WATCH TOGETHER. KIDS CAN BE INSPIRED BY.>>Jimmy: I THINK WHAT NEIL IS SAYING, IF YOU DON’T LIKE THE KIDS, DON’T TWEET MEAN THINGS ABOUT THEY WILL. IT IS VERY GOOD TO SEE YOU. IT IS GREAT THAT YOU HAVE THOUGHT GOING. ON THE SHOW IS CALLED A SERIES OF UNDER FORTUNATE EVENTS.

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