When I decided to start this blog, my coworker suggested I highlight some famous friendships every now and then. So I’ve decided to start with the celebrity I would most want as my own BFF: Neil Patrick Harris.
You probably know that NPH is awesome. He’s awesome as Barney Stinson, How I Met Your Mother’s legendary womanizer; he’s awesome at the Oscars and the Emmys and the Tonys; he’s super-awesome on talk shows, and in all things Harold and Kumar and on Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, and he certainly will be awesome on Glee. In fact he’s so awesome that I would be perfectly happy making this an all NPH, all the time blog.
What you probably don’t know (but my friend Kari found out) is the awesomest thing about NPH: His very best friend is…. Ed Alonzo. As in Max. As in The Max, the magician-slash-owner of the totally rockin’ hangout of the Saved By the Bell gang.
Apparently NPH and The Max (I’m sorry, I know his name is Ed but he’ll always be The Max to me) have been BFF since NPH’s Doogie Howser days and bonded over, obviously, magic. Because clearly on top of being an actor and singer and modern-day awards show staple, NPH also majored in pulling rabbits out of hats or whatever much fancier thing magicians do these days.
This pairing is so perfect. I can just see it: Two late 80’s/early ‘90s TV icons (yes, the man behind The Max gets icon status) getting together, cutting some woman in half while they throw back a beer and bash Screech. I’m so jealous. It only adds to how much I wish NPH were my (and only my) BFF.
If you could befriend one celebrity – or anyone, really – who would it be?