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Emmys 2013: 3 Things We Want To See From Host Neil Patrick Harris

Dale Chong |
September 19, 2013 | 11:32 a.m. PDT

Staff Reporter

How will NPH fare as this year's Emmys host? (TwitPic)
How will NPH fare as this year's Emmys host? (TwitPic)
Neil Patrick Harris has been named the host for the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards. This will be his second time as the host for the Emmys, and many are curious to see how he'll perform as a veteran host.

Here's what we want to see this year:

1. A big opening song and dance number

Knowing what Neil Patrick Harris can do, it's inevitable that this is already bound to happen. He holds the talents and versatility to engage the audience right from the beginning. Looking back on his performance of "Put Down the Remote" at the 2009 Emmy Awards and his musical number at this year's Tony Awards, Harris will definitely have a clever song for viewers. 

2. Witty transitions

As a producer of the Tonys, he knows how to work an awards show. With his transitions between categories and presentations of the announcers, he can always find a way to mention names in a playful manner. From poking fun at the award winners he lost to, to making fun of himself, Harris is charmingly funny. 

3. References to "How I Met Your Mother"

As this season is the last of the hit sitcom "How I Met Your Mother," it would only make sense that Uncle Barney talks about the years of working on the set and with his costars. Whether he jokes about life on "HIMYM" or gets sentimental of all the years together, Harris should definitely talk about the show. 

Emmys hosts have always been entertainers for the audience, keeping the awards show light and playful. Neil Patrick Harris is a multitalented man in acting, musical theater, producing, and hosting.

The anticipation to see how he utilizes all of these talents will definitely play a key role in how he will do as this year's host.

Remember to check out Neon Tommy's full coverage of the 2013 Emmys here.

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