“It was fun to check off the list, but for the amount of time spent and the understandable opinionated response, I don’t know that it’s a delightful balance to do every year or even again,” Neil added.
Neil Patrick Harris, who stars in this Funny or Die video, speaks as an expert to a group of “Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends” lovers, aka, a group of small children.
The 41-year-old actor eventually gets frustrated when he believes the kids aren’t serious about their “tankie” knowledge.
“You are not tankies! If anything, you’re a bunch of troublesome trucks. It’s a slap in the face to Thomas. I haven’t spent hours watching the some episodes over and over and over with my kids, like a broken record, to have some stupid little [kids] tell me that I don’t know as much about Thomas the Tank Engine as you do!,” Neil screams.
“I wanted our interactions to be organic and authentic. At the end of the night, when the audience was starting to leave, she was standing there staring at the box trying to figure it out. I’m very appreciative for Octavia and her assisting me. She’s wonderful,” NPH told EW.
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“My iphone shattered the morning of the Oscars. I probably should have read more into that. #harbinger” the 41-year-old actor and entertainer tweeted to his fans on Monday after declining ratings numbers came in. Neil‘s performance was also criticized by many entertainment sources.
Along with the declining ratings, social media interactions during the show fell 47 percent from the figures last year.
My iphone shattered the morning of the Oscars. I probably should have read more into that. #harbinger
The 41-year-old Oscars host has now explained the moment!
“No enhancements, but I’ll tell you what happened,” Neil said on Live! with Kelly & Michael. “They always want you to be in funny costumes as the host. … I’m not one for crazy costumes, I don’t love it, but the Birdman bit seemed funny, and so we though it’d be a fun thing to do and it seemed appropriate at the time.”
“So we did the dress rehearsal, and I just had the pair of regular underwear on,” he continued. “But the lights! They see through things! So the Academy or the network or someone said we had to do something so you couldn’t tell my religion, so what they did was they had to take a second pair and sew it to the first to make it so that you couldn’t sort of see through it.”