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Tonight on SNL – Neil Patrick Harris and Taylor Swift

Neil Patrick Harris seems to have it all right now – a hit TV series, award nominations, and a pivotal role in the largest internet sensation of 2008. Oh, and he’s talented to boot.

To quote Dr. Horrible, “Here lies everything/The world I wanted at my feet/My victory’s complete/So hail to the king/Arise and sing.”

Tonight, he adds SNL to his list of credits, something that I see as a major victory. NPH has surpassed underground cult hero fandom and made the jump to mainstream awesomeness!

Musical guest is Taylor Swift, making the move from what felt like an endless supply of hip-hop to a young country star.

Earlier this week, MTV News visited the SNL set to interview Taylor Swift. And of course, NPH made an appearance or two! You can watch that clip HERE.

I have to admit, I have very high expectations for this evening’s show. I won’t accept anything but the best from SNL’s writers. I’m sure they recognize the talent they have on their hands, and have created some of their finest sketches to showcase NPH’s skills.

Saturday Night Live airs on NBC (Global in Canada) at 11:30 EST.

Photo courtesy of NBC.

Neil Patrick Harris on SNL’s 1st New Ep of 2009

It’s a new year, and what could be better this weekend than a new episode of SNL? How about a new episode of SNL hosted by one of the brightest, most talented stars on the small screen, Neil Patrick Harris?

It’s no secret that I think NPH is awesome, and worthy of the accolades, award nominations, and critics’ praise bestowed upon him in 2008. After all, Doogie Howser is the unofficial godfather of the weblog, his How I Met Your Mother character Barney Stinson’s lingo has crept into the collective consciousness, and he’s an internet superstar because of  Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog. Being selected as the first SNL host of 2009 affirms his status as one of televisions’ super stars.

I don’t think I’ve ever been this excited about an episode of SNL, and very eager to see what this Saturday night holds for NPH and viewers. I’m putting my faith in SNL’s writers that they will create truly memorable and insanely funny material for him to work with.

Will you be tuning in to SNL on January 10th? Or are any readers lucky enough to be attending? You can be sure I’ll be glued to the TV screen for this one!

Photo courtesy of E Online