It’s about time Neil Patrick Harris steps behind the cameras of How I Met Your Mother. The 36-year-old actor, who has plays Barney Stinson on the CBS comedy, is finally getting his chance to direct an episode of the fifth season this week.
It’s not just any other episode, though. Big pressure is on Harris since his directorial debut will follow the 100th landmark episode of How I Met Your Mother which includes a climactic musical number headlined by Harris. The 100th is also said to be the closest Ted’s ever come to discovering who the mother is.
Still, I’m confident Harris will pull this one off. The 101st episode, which is likely to air on January 18, features guest star Amanda Peet as one of Marshall’s (Jason Segel) co-workers. This episode should also be a refreshing change considering Pamela Fryman, who has helmed nearly all episodes so far, will not be spearheading production this time.
“I’m directing the episode, so it’s going to be a long week for me,” Harris told Eonline.com. “I’m in it and directing, so I get to yell at Jason Segel a lot: ‘No! Better! Faster! No! Funnier, be funnier, Jason!'”
(Image courtesy of CBS)