During his visit to Conan last night, Neil Patrick Harris revealed the wonderful news that Coco could be appearing on an upcoming episode of How I Met Your Mother next season. But, rest easy PopWatchers, this won’t be some celebrity stunt casting in the same vein as former guest stars like Jennifer Lopez or Nick Swisher. Rather, O’Brien snagged a coveted walk-on part by outbidding himself at a charity auction (watch NPH retell the amusing story beginning at the 4:45 mark).
This has us excited for a number of reasons, mainly in that two of our favorite worlds, Conan O’Brien and HIMYM, would be colliding. Here’s to hoping the producers actually do let him play just a guy at MacLarens (O’Brien rightly argued, “I think it’s much funnier if I’m in the bar in the background”) who occasionally turns around to smile directly into the camera and inexplicably breaks into the puppet string dance. Do I even need to say it, PopWatchers? It would be legen–
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