CBS’ “How I Met Your Mother” is finally about to conclude after nine seasons. This means that all of the show’s actors should now have some more time available to explore other options. One man who will be a hot commodity for guest appearances on other TV shows is Neal Patrick Harris.
Below are five shows that would benefit from a Neal Patrick Harris guest appearance.
1. Psych. Think about it. Psych, starring James Roday and Dule Hill, is all about obscure 1980s references and making random jokes and connections to this era. How much fun could Roday, who plays Shawn Spencer, and Hill, who portrays Burton Guster, have with Neal Patrick Harris on board for an episode? Of course, Neal Patrick Harris will have to play a young, talented doctor. When he does, Shawn and Gus will be able to have a field day with Doogie Howser jokes!
2. Mad Men. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist/brain surgeon, both of which Harris’ “How I Met Your Mother” character would have gladly portrayed to pick up a women, to realize that he would be a great fit for “Mad Men.” If you’re somehow having trouble making the connection and realizing why, exactly, Harris should star on “Mad Men,” here’s two words for you: Suit up! All of the suave men in the show wear suits, and that’s exactly what Harris’ “Mother” character, Barney Stinson, is known for. It’s a match made in suit heaven.
3. Under the Gunn. Tim Gunn recently started his own spinoff of “Project Runway,” and it’s called Under the Gunn. So far, the show doesn’t have the best reviews. Tim Gunn has done several guest spots on “How I Met Your Mother.” Now is Neal Patrick Harris’ time to return the favor and help Gunn “make it work.”
4. Games of Thrones. What has long been Harris’ catchphrase during his time portraying Barney Stinson? One word: Legendary! “Game of Thrones” is by far literally the most legendary show on the tube right now. Harris might as well milk some of his “How I Met Your Mother” fame and get a guest spot on this super hot, popular show. Rest assured that, in the words of Barney Stinson, Harris’ performance on the show would be “legen…wait for it…dary!”
5. Saturday Night Live. Seriously, Neal Patrick Harris really needs to be a guest host for “Saturday Night Live.” The man thrives in live situations, and SNL would benefit from his ridiculous mix of magic, singing, and humor. So come on, Lorne Michaels; make it happen!