The 2009 Emmys came and went last night to almost universal critical praise. It was a stark change over last year’s show, which was hosted by five reality TV hosts and was widely considered a complete disaster. This year’s host Neil Patrick Harris, best known for his role on CBS’ How I Met Your Mother, was given high praise. His opening musical number, Put Down the Remote, in which he sang about the demise of broadcast television, was well received. Survivor host Jeff Probst, who won the Emmy for best reality show host, and Jon Stewart, whose Daily Show won for best comedy/variety show, both took times out of their acceptance speech to praise Harris’ hosting of the show.
It has been a big year for Neil Patrick Harris. His work on How I Met Your Mother has always been critically acclaimed, he was nominated for an Emmy this year. With the increasing success of the show Harris’ profile has risen in Hollywood. He has already hosted three awards shows this year as well as starring in the short-filminternet sensation Dr. Horrible’s Sing-A-Long Blog. Harris had been more of a cult figure before his big year, best known for his roles as Doogie Howser, M.D. and the Harold and Kumar moves. Are you a big Neil Patrick Harris (NPH) fan? We decided to design a t-shirt in appreciation for this funny man who has had a big year in Hollywood. Get the t-shirt here.