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December 20 2010

(SPOILER) When Dr. Horrible and Willow Met Mr. Lipman. Ray Wise (head of the "other" Dollhouse) will be guesting on "How I Met Your Mother" with Neil Patrick Harris (and Alyson Hannigan), according to this article about an NPH tweet. Mild HIMYM spoiler in the description of who Mr. Wise is playing.

Wow that TV Squad post exploded since I last checked it out. Probably due to that stupid homophobic comment.
I missed the homophobic comment, or I wouldn't have posted a link (I try to reserve drawing attention to things that don't make me mad). You mean in the actual article, or in the comments thread underneath?
The comments underneath, Shapenew, since the worst thing said in the actual article is NPH semi-civilly blasting Eric Braeden for pulling out of a guest role at the last minute.
Ah, I didn't read the comment thread, just thought it was fun that a "Dollhouse" alum was guesting on HIMYM (plus I like Ray Wise from "Reaper" - when he was on "Dollhouse," I half-expected him to say to Adelle, "I'm the Devil!" - which really wouldn't have been that far from the truth).
And it was fun! (The casting news, not the homophobic comments or the (presumably metaphorical) explosion, which I think are never fun and overrated, respecively.) Thanks for posting Shapenew.

Missed the commotion at first, since I tend not to read the comments on these type of things either (and wisely so, if these are anything to go by).

I like Ray Wise for a lot of things (he shows up everywhere), but primeraly for his role as Leland on Twin Peaks. Look forward to seeing him appear on How I Met Your Mother.
Ray Wise showed up in Mad Men, late last season. (Of course it's relevant here; Christina Hendricks & Vincent Kartheiser are regulars & Danny Strong had a recurring role last season.)

Mr Wise appeared in one (1) scene, as the future father-in-law of one of the supporting characters. Like many fans, I expected him to do something bizarre or sinister; I remember him from Twin Peaks.

Nope. Maybe next season....
The comments underneath, Shapenew, since the worst thing said in the actual article is NPH semi-civilly blasting Eric Braeden for pulling out of a guest role at the last minute.


I'm not sure how calling another actor a d-bag is semi-civil. If that's our threshold, does that mean things only become uncivil if it's a racial or sexual curse? Or is it when you use one of the FCC's forbidden words?

I'm happy for Ray Wise, and don't think highly of Eric for bailing at the last minute. In fact, any actor that mentions something not being "substantial" enough for them to be involved with instantly moves to my "least liked" category. If Brad Pitt can play a FedEx guy in a Jimmy Kimmel/Ben Affleck music video and Johnny Depp can play a bit parts in movies most people haven't seen, Eric can collect a paycheck on HIMYM.

But that said, NPH drops points in my book for this response. Let's not pretend he said anything less than what he did. It's only a "story" because of how he said it. Otherwise, it's just casting news.

[ edited by azzers on 2010-12-20 22:06 ]
Two sides to each story: http://marquee.blogs.cnn.com/2010/12/20/neil-patrick-harris-gets-in-twitter-row-with-eric-braeden/

Love the Ray Wise news! Re: Devil-ness, I love that he played Father Peter Westley in Psych in a couple of episodes - I won't be surprised if he returns. Funny enough, his first episode on that show was called The Devil Is in the Details ;)

I expect him to appear next as an angel in Supernatural! Or something more BAMF *brain goes on overdrive* ah the sheer awesomeness he would've reached with Mark Sheppard...
Well I'm happy that NPH took them back. Consider my faith partially restored. And Eric doesn't do much to make himself look less bad in this. Way to take the high road there Eric.

The bad thing about Twitter is that it makes it SO EASY to to say the wrong thing and there's no undo (unlike the Whedonesque edit button which I make frequent use of.)
I'm not sure how calling another actor a d-bag is semi-civil. If that's our threshold, does that mean things only become uncivil if it's a racial or sexual curse? Or is it when you use one of the FCC's forbidden words?

A fair point, azzers...I guess I just took NPH's remarks fairly lightly due to the fact I've had worse aimed at me in my personal life and my job than the mere inference of being a douchebag. To me, NPH came off as semi-restrained but certainly more could have been done to convey his opinion about Braeden's last minute withdrawal being less than professional in a more respectful way.

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