Neil Patrick Harris on Sesame Street: The Shoe Fairy
July 23, 2008 by Bryan
It’s hard to follow Feist’s “1, 2, 3 ,4″ act on Sesame Street from last week, but this might just do it. Neil Patrick Harris sings loud and proud about shoes, while wearing wings as if he’s the shoe fairy. How fitting.
Am I the only one who sees a hint of a younger version of Nathan Lane in this performance?
Sadly, Sesame Street doesn’t allow embedding of their videos on You Tube, so head on over to this link to watch it over there.
In an interview with AfterElton, NPH had this to say about his role:
“Not the shoe fairy – the fairy shoe person. It’s quite a different connotation. I was asked by Sesame Street to be a part of a song and I just leapt at the opportunity. Jim Henson was the only person I ever wrote a fan letter to as a kid and I’m a wild fan of puppets and the Henson Company in general. They wrote a song, wanted me to sing it. There are all these different mythical characters this season. Sandra Oh plays another type of fairy that Abby Cadabra creates and so we got to do this big musical number with puppets and dancing. It was a great, great afternoon. It’s one demographic that I have yet to win over.”