Neil Patrick Harris

  • Aired:  07/25/11
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Neil Patrick Harris talks about Smurf sex, performing musical theater with Stephen Colbert and stapling his kids into bed. (6:51)

>> Jon: WELCOME BACK, MY

GUEST TONIGHT AN ACTOR WHOSE

NEW FILM IS THE SMUFERS.

>> OKAY, TO REVIEW.

YOU GUYS COME FROM A MAGIC

FOURs WHERE YOU LIVE IN

OVERSIZED MUSHROOMS, YOU'RE

BEING CHASED BY AN EVIL

WIZARD AND TRAPPED IN NEW

YORK UNTIL THERE IS A BLUE

MOON AND YOU LIKE TO USE THE

EXTREMELY IMPRECISE TERM

SMURF FOR ABOUT EVERYTHING.

>> SMURF-ACTLY AND.

>> AND YOU'RE ALL NAMED

AFTER YOUR PERSONALITIES,

DOW NAME THEN WHEN YOU ARE

BORN OR AFTER YOU EXHIBIT

CERTAIN TRAITS.

>> YEAH.

>> JUST WHAT IS THIS MAGIC

SEARCHING DEVICE.

>> I'M USING GOOGLE.

>> OOOH.

>> WHAT THE SMURF.

PLEASE WELCOME BACK TO THE

SHOW NEIL PATRICK HARRIS.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

WELCOME.

NICE TO SEE YOU.

>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

THAT IS NICE!

>> Jon: THEY'RE VERY EXCITED.

NICE GROUP OF PEOPLE.

>> NICE GROUP OF PEOPLE.

LOVELY.

>> Jon: LET ME ASK YOU THIS.

>> YES, SIR.

>> Jon: I LOOK AT THE

TRAILER T SAYS THIS FILL

SOME CURRENTLY UNRATED.

>> YEAH.

(LAUGHTER)

>> YES, IT IS.

IT'S THE BLUE VERSION.

(LAUGHTER)

>> Jon: DON'T EVEN TRY.

>> I'M SO SORRY.

>> Jon: WHAT WOULD THEY HAVE

TO TAKE OUT.

CAN'T THEY JUST SLAP THE G

ON IT OR PG OR ARE THERE

CERTAIN THINGS IN IT WHERE

THEY ARE LIKE MAYBE WE

SHOULDN'T HAVE [BLEEP]

(LAUGHTER)

>> YEAH, WE'RE NOT SURE HOW

THE-- MY CHARACTER [BLEEP]

SMURF.

>> Jon: NOT YOU, THE TWO

SMURFS, THE TWO SMURFS.

THE TWO SMURFS.

>> YOU THOUGHT HIS NAME WAS

GROUCHY BEFORE.

(LAUGHTER)

>> Jon: YOU TOOK IT TO A

PLACE OF DEGRADATION I

DIDN'T EVEN DREAM OF.

LITERALLY THINKING OF

SMURFETTES AND-- FOR GOD'S

SAKES.

FIRST OF ALL-- HOW ARE YOU?

YOU'RE A BUSY, BUSY MAN.

YOU'VE GOT 8 MILLION THINGS

GOING ON, I DON'T KNOW HOW

YOU JUGGLE IT.

I SAW YOU IN COMPANY.

>> COMPANY, YES, I DID

COMPANY.

YOU PERFORMED AT LINCOLN

CENTER WITH STEPHEN COLBERT.

>> INDEED.

HE WAS IN IT AS WELL.

HE SANG A SONG.

HE HAD A SCENE WORK.

HE WAS ACTUALLY QUITE GOOD

AT THE MUSICAL THEATRE.

>> Jon: YOU KNOW HE IS A

MULTITALENTED INDIVIDUAL.

>> AND HE'S ALSO KNOWS

CIRCUS TRICKS.

>> Jon: HE KNOWS ONE CIRCUS

TRICK.

(LAUGHTER)

IT'S THE SPIN MOVE.

>> THE SPIN MOVE.

>> Jon: AND HE IS AT THE

PARAMETERS OF HIS ABILITY TO

DO THE ONE SPIN MOVE CIRCUS

TRICK.

TWO MORE YEARS HE THROWS OUT

A HIP.

THERE'S NO WAY.

>> I DON'T KNOW.

HE PRIDES HIMSELF.

HE SAID COY CARRY A LOT OF

WEIGHT.

AND SO TWO OF US JUMPED ON

AND JUMPED ON AND HOLDING US

BOTH HE SPINS IN A CIRCLE.

RIGHT THERE.

>> Jon: I TRIED THAT ONCE.

WITH HIM?

>> WITH HIM.

>> Jon: JUMPED ON.

WITH ANOTHER FRIEND, VOMITED

ABOUT 30 SECONDS.

FOR ME, THAT'S LIKE RIDING

WITH THE BLUE ANGELS.

THAT'S LIKE I'M NEVER DOING

THAT AGAIN.

YOU GOT TO DO IT ONCE.

>> I HAVE TO SAY SINCERELY I

WAS SO IMPRESSED BY HIM.

I MEANS THAT'S A PRETTY BOLD

MOVE TO GO AND PERFORM AT

LINCOLN CENTER SINGING, YOU

KNOW, SONDHEIM IN FRONT OF

3,000 PEOPLE.

AND THAT'S SORT OF OUT OF

HIS COMFORT ZONE AND HE WAS

JUST REALLY GREAT AT IT.

>> Jon: I ACTUALLY WENT AND

SAW IT LIVE.

IT WAS TREMENDOUS.

>> THANK YOU.

>> Jon: AND I THOROUGHLY

ENJOYED ALL OF YOU GUYS BUT

I WAS STUNNED THAT YOU

HAD-- I HEARD YOU HAD LIKE

TWO WEEKENDS TO WORK ON IT.

THEY PUT ON A FULL

PRODUCTION OF COMPANY, LIKE

AN 18 HOUR PLAY --

>> IT'S NOT.

>> Jon: AND YOU LEARNED THE

SINGING AND THE DANCING WAS

EXTRAORDINARY THAT YOU EVEN

HAD THE TIME TO PUT IT

TOGETHER.

>> ONCE A YEAR THEY LIKE TO

DO A SEMI STAGED CONCERT

VERSION OF A SHOW AS A GALA.

AND THIS WAS FRAR FROM SEMI

STAGED.

I THINK THEY SAID THAT JUST

TO GET US ALL TO SIGN UP.

AND THEN WE DID IT AND IT

WAS JUST A LOT OF WORK.

KIND OF A-- A LOT OF WORK

BECAUSE WE ALL WERE PROMISED

WE COULD REHEARSE

INDIVIDUALLY AND THEN WE

WOULD ALL COME TOGETHER AT

THE LAST MINUTE WITH JUST

SORT OF MAGICALLY COME

TOGETHER WHICH IT SORT OF

IT.

>> Jon: THEY WOULD PHOTO

SHOP YOU TOGETHER ON TO THE

PAGE.

>> IT WAS PRACTICALLY THAT.

THE FIRST TIME WE DID A FULL

RUN THROUGH FROM START TO

FINISH WITH EVERYONE

TOGETHER WAS THE OPENING

NIGHT ON THURSDAY.

WE DID THE DRESS REHEARSAL

BEFORE AND HAD TO STOP LIKE

15 MINUTES TO THE END OF THE

SHOW BECAUSE THE ORCHESTRA

WAS DONE AND HAD TO SPLIT.

>> Jon: WAIT S THAT ALLOWED.

THEY CAN JUST BE LIKE --

>> THEY HAVE ONE TOUGH UNION,

THE UNION GUY THEY COME OUT.

THE GUY GOES TAP, TAP, TAP,

THAT'S IT AND THEY'RE OUT.

THEY'RE DONE.

>> Jon: THE UNION GUY WITH

AN ORCHESTRA WALKS OUT AND

IS LIKE BASSOONS DOWN,

EVERYBODY.

DROP YOUR BOWS, DROP YOUR

BOWS, YOU'RE DONE.

>> YOU'RE OUT OF HERE.

THAT'S WHAT HAPPENED.

>> Jon: THE HIGHEST

COMPLIMENT I COULD GIVE

SOMEONE WHO PERFORMS MUSICAL

THEATRE FROM LINCOLN CENTER,

THIS IS FROM MY MOTHER WHO

HAS SEEN EVERY PRODUCTION

SINCE GEORGE KAUFMAN WHO

SAID, THEY WERE MARVELOUS.

SHE EVEN SMOKED FOR YEARS

JUST TO BE ABLE TO SOUND

LIKE THAT.

(LAUGHTER)

>> Jon: TELL THEM, MARVELOUS.

>> THAN AS IF PARTICULAR

THAT YOUR MOTHER IS A DRAG

QUEEN.

I'M SO HAPPY FOR THAT.

YOUR MOTHER IS HARVEY

FIRESTEIN, THAT'S AMAZING.

>> Jon: THERE REALLY IS VERY

LITTLE ROOM BETWEEN OLD JEWISH

GRANDMOTHER AND HARVEY

FIRESTEIN, AT A CERTAIN

POINT THEY ALL MELD

TOGETHER.

>> YES.

>> Jon: EVERYTHING ELSE GOOD

WITH YOU.

THE KIDS ARE GOOD WHAT IS

THE AGE.

>> KIDS ARE 9 MONTHS OLD.

THEY'RE SLEEPING LIKE THEY

ARE STARTING TO CRAWL BUT

SLEEPING THROUGH THE NIGHT,

THEY SLEEP 13 HOURS A NIGHT.

HERE'S THE TRICK.

A STAPLE GUN.

(LAUGHTER)

>> Jon: YOU'RE SAYING ONCE

THEY REALIZE THERE IS NO

MOBILITY THEY GIVE UP AND GO

TO SLEEP.

>> THAT'S IT THEY TRY, THEY

REALIZE THEY'RE PINNED AT

THE EARS, FINGERS AND TOES

AND THEY SLEEP.

>> Jon: YOU'RE CERTAINLY A

ROLE MODEL FOR ALL OF US.

AND WE REALLY APPRECIATE

YOUR PARENTING ADVICE.

>> THANK YOU.

>> Jon: AND IT REALLY IS,

IT'S MARVELOUS.

SMURFS IS IN THE THEATRE ON

FRIDAY.

NEIL PATRICK HARRIS!

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