Within the scope of Neil Patrick Harris’ profession, How I Met Your Mom is plain in its significance. The actor signed on to the sitcom within the wake of his beloved cameo in Harold And Kumar Go To White Citadel, and for 9 years he starred as suit-loving lothario Barney Stinson – showing in over 200 episodes. That’s clearly a whole lot of time to commit to 1 challenge… and but he was completely shocked earlier this month once I identified a hyperlink between the present and his latest film, 8-Bit Christmas.

Neil Patrick Harris and Sophia Reid-Gantzert in 8-Bit Christmas

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Neil Patrick Harris and Sophia Reid-Gantzert in 8-Bit Christmas

Within the new household comedy, Neil Patrick Harris performs the grownup model of protagonist Jake Doyle, and at the beginning of the movie he’s featured within the current taking his daughter (Sophia Reid-Gantzert) to his childhood house in Chicago for Christmas. It’s a circumstance that leads him to inform her a narrative a couple of notably eventful vacation season from when he was a child – and whereas that doesn’t actually describe Harris’ position on How I Met Your Mom, it most definitely does describe the a part of the narrator on the CBS present, performed by Bob Saget.

The entire construction of the sequence relies on a father telling his kids the story of how he met their mom (therefore the title), however Neil Patrick Harris didn’t make that exact connection till I lately pointed it out in the course of the 8-Bit Christmas digital press day. Chuckling on the statement, he mentioned,

In fact, additional differentiating the film from the TV present is that 8-Bit Christmas’ fundamental narrative is ready within the Eighties – centering on the makes an attempt by younger Jake Doyle (Winslow Fegley) to get a model new Nintendo Leisure System. Reasonably than being about 30-year-old hijinks and romantic relationships, the film facilities on a solid of pre-teen characters who do all the things they’ll to get the 12 months’s final Christmas current.

Contemplating the hyperlink, Neil Patrick Harris continued by throwing an exquisite complement at his How I Met Your Mom co-star, including,

Co-starring Steve Zahn, June Diane Raphael, and David Cross, 8-Bit Christmas is arriving on HBO Max this Wednesday, November 24. To find extra motion pictures which can be scheduled to reach each in theaters and on streaming between now and the top of December, head on over to our 2021 Film Launch Calendar.