Entertainment behind the scenes
Fox’s ” Glee” was full of its trademark goodness this week, and a guest turn by Neil Patrick Harris (better known as Barney Stinson on “How I Met Your Mother“) and directed by Joss Whedon were a particular treat.
A opening scene flashback to Mr. Schuester’s (Matthew Morrison) zit-marked high school days watching a mullet-haired Bryan Ryan (Harris) serenade The Monkee’s “Daydream Believer” set the tone for the rest of the episode. Harris, known for his love of magic, even managed to weasel a trick into the scene.
The episode brimmed with a love-hate bromance between Will and Bryan — a combination that put fans in Glee heaven. The former high school rivals tried to out-sing one another with Billy Joel’s “Piano Man” and Aerosmith’s “Dream On”. Harris may not be a trained singer, but he hit those G-A flat falsetto notes perfectly.
There were two other heartfelt storylines woven into this episode about hopes and dreams (if you couldn’t tell from the song selection).