HomeTVCBSHIMYM’s Neil Patrick Harris: ”Eric Braeden is a D-Bag” Jillian Bowe December 17, 2010 39 Comments Lord in the morning! Seems like the welcome wagon over at How I Met Your Mother has sped away from Eric Braeden. The Young and the Restless star was called out by Neil Patrick Harris regarding his upcoming apperance on the show once again on Twitter. Braeden, who previously played the role of Robin’s dad, felt the role wasn’t considerable enough for him. Harris stated: Eric Braeden is a D-Bag. the actor, (Robin’s dad) agreed to a cameo, then last night bailed, saying the part wasn’t ‘substantial’ enough. We’ve recast with Ray Wise, a fantastic actor who makes any part ‘substantial’. Super excited to welcome him to the family! Photo of Neil Patrick Harris by PR Photos 39 Responses iWroteLazarus December 17, 2010 Dammmmmmmmn son! Doogie went IN! Log in to Reply appleridge December 17, 2010 Ok So EB Agreed Which Means He Signed A Contract Then He Walked. Nice One Eric. Good For NPH For Calling Him Out Log in to Reply samanthadelayed December 17, 2010 Awesome… You go NPH! Woo! Log in to Reply TV Gord December 17, 2010 I love it! Right on, Neil! Log in to Reply matealestlmo December 17, 2010 WOW! It’s nice to see that a major prime-time star took EB to task for bailing on a role that he was set to play because EB didn’t feel like the role was “substantial”?! EB, you need to check your ego again, I think it’s getting bloated (oh wait, it’s already bloated anyway)! Thank you NPH! Good for you! Log in to Reply met December 17, 2010 sweet, I guess EB wanted more than he was given. Oh lord he probably thought it was his Y&R stomping ground and so he needed to make changes/comments. Poor thing, he didn’t realize that he was just another schlep. Log in to Reply troymcclure December 17, 2010 Team Doogie!!!!!!! Log in to Reply soapjunkie88 December 17, 2010 Team Doogie!!! How stupid can you be EB!? Really, not substantial enough??? He is a D-Bag!!! Log in to Reply jlafferty23 December 17, 2010 LMAO I expect Jamey to do his EB impersonation in the next DC podcast responding to Neil’s comments LOL. Log in to Reply matealestlmo December 17, 2010 Just posted this article on Entertainment Tonight’s Facebook page and yes, DC, I did provide the link to the article to DC’s website! Eric is going to wish he hadn’t done what he did. Log in to Reply alstonboy4315 December 17, 2010 I am a strong believer that there are no such things as SMALL parts, just SMALL ACTORS!! Or in this case, arrogant, self involved ones! Mr. Braeden always presents himself as so intelligent and wordly, yet he should know that appearing on one of CBS’s top-rated shows can only HELP one’s career, not hurt it. I guess Mr. Braeden doesn’t care since every year CBS pulls the money truck up to the front door of his house and unloads MILLIONS of bucks!! Must be nice!! Oh well……..one man’s loss is another man’s gain. BTW: I am still a huge Victor/Eric Braeden fan, but this man has clearly gotten TOO big for his britches. Hopefully he realizes that mainstream Hollywood is not going to kiss his ass like the Bells, Sony and CBS Daytime do!! Log in to Reply babyc December 17, 2010 And nobody is surprised! Jamey please, please, please impersonate EB in the next podcast. Please! Log in to Reply thecourt99 December 17, 2010 I must be the only one wondering if this story makes sense or not. He already did a cameo on the show, and it was definitely not substantial then…so what changed? There is something going on behind the scenes that isn’t being shared. Log in to Reply dkp December 17, 2010 Ha, not surprised. I love Victor, but Eric has such an ego. You may be big in daytime, but your not big in Primetime Eric. Can’t wait to hear Jamey’s EB impersonation on the next podcast. Log in to Reply cheryl85 December 17, 2010 god, eric is such a divo! so glad someone put his ass on blast! Log in to Reply pumpkin December 17, 2010 A lot of people don’t like him yet Y&R won’t cut him loose. Interesting. Log in to Reply Beth December 17, 2010 Yet another reason to love Neil Patrick Harris! Log in to Reply Restless Vixen December 17, 2010 [quote]LMAO I expect Jamey to do his EB impersonation in the next DC podcast responding to Neil’s comments LOL.[/quote] Jamey better do that impersonation on the next DC AND PC podcasts! Team Doogie. Even though I’d like to hear EB’s side if he’s willing to give it, it kinda confirms what soap insiders have been saying for years and years. Log in to Reply Scott Novick December 17, 2010 Bad move by EB. He’s been on the show, he’s seen the show, so he should know that playing Robin’s father’s only going to be an incidental part at best. It even sounds from NPH’s tweet that they knew it was only a cameo. But a cameo on a top rated sitcom is still worthwhile, especially if it leads to more work later. All he did is piss off NPH (and probably a lot of folks at HIMYM), and now they have someone else so that door is closed. Way to be a diva, Eric! Log in to Reply 6-soaps December 17, 2010 The role of Victor Newman on Y&R is good for creating conflict which is something every soap must have. However, I’ve never been a big fan of Eric Braeden and I find that I enjoy the show a lot more when Victor isn’t on screen. No one male actor on a soap should be irreplaceable. There are lots of male fans of these shows, myself included; but at their core they still are a vehicle for actresses like Erica Slezak, Susan Lucci, Melody Thomas Scott, and Deirdre Hall to shine. The Bells should have schooled his ass a long time ago. Log in to Reply dsrbroadway December 17, 2010 Bravo to Neil Patrick Harris! There are no small parts, only small actors. Log in to Reply giogio December 17, 2010 Any prime time show is substantial – What does he want to do – be the next Jack Bauer??? Log in to Reply tedew December 17, 2010 Hans Gudegast as John Jacob Astor in Titanic (1997). Mr. Astor sent down with the ship in 1912. Too bad Mr. Gudegast didn’t try out some method acting, then we’d be free of him! Mr. Gudegast also has a credit listing in IMDB as Bruce Ismay in The Titanic Chronicles (1999). Unfortunately, Mr. Ismay did not go down with his ship. Log in to Reply josser December 17, 2010 It’s great that people are willing to denounce someone with only half of the facts presented. Two sides to every story, we haven’t heard Braeden’s. Ya’ go that? Log in to Reply AlistairCrane December 17, 2010 Go Neil!! I cannot stand Eric Braeden and his ego. I wish he had walked away last fall. Log in to Reply petitejolie December 17, 2010 http://insidetv.ew.com/2010/12/17/exclusive-eric-braeden-on-neil-patrick-harris-calling-him-a-d-bag-on-twitter/ Log in to Reply season1217 December 18, 2010 I suspect Neil will be getting a lovely bouquet of flowers from Peter Bergman any day now. Log in to Reply Daniel St. John December 18, 2010 I don’t care what EB’s reasons were for backing out of the gig but I am ecstatic that he did because Ray Wise is one of my favorite actors and will definitely be a lot funnier in the role than EB could ever hope to be. Log in to Reply alstonboy4315 December 18, 2010 I remember Ray Wise from “Savannah”……that other show that I recall loving Jamie Luner on long before she was cast as FAUX Liza………. :Sp :Sp Log in to Reply yojoromo4469 December 18, 2010 Sounds to me like Neil Harris had his head up his ass. He should have all the facts before making such a dumb remark. Log in to Reply pennywise555 December 18, 2010 [quote=matealestlmo]WOW! It’s nice to see that a major prime-time star took EB to task for bailing on a role that he was set to play because EB didn’t feel like the role was “substantial”?! EB, you need to check your ego again, I think it’s getting bloated (oh wait, it’s already bloated anyway)! Thank you NPH! Good for you![/quote] I think it’s incredibly rude that ” a major prime-time star” dissed a long-time actor like that. Who does he think he is? The ego that’s bloated belongs to Neil Patrick Harris….what a azz Log in to Reply AlistairCrane December 18, 2010 LMAO!! You guys are acting like Braeden’s some gracious, thoughtful guy. He’s a TOTAL egotist who thinks he’s the star of Y&R. Get real. The show is so much better without him. NPH just called him out on his bullshit. Log in to Reply RebeccaJ December 18, 2010 Some of you are forgetting something…EB just had hip surgery and his last appearance on HIMYM lasted a sum total of about two and a half minutes. He might not feel up to doing this yet. And I think it was VERY UNPROFESSIONAL of NPH to call him a “d bag” on Twitter. NPH seems to have quite the swelled head since HIMYM came along. Log in to Reply appleridge December 18, 2010 Ok and he apologized for that BUT EB agreed anbd then backed out and if you read his response he seemed more peeved about his lack ofairtime then his surgery. That seemed like an excuse to me. If EB had concern about his lines he should have asked before he agreed to do it. EB is a vet he knows better than to agree before seeing the script Log in to Reply TV Gord December 18, 2010 Braeden is the unprofessional one, bailing the day before the show, and leaving the cast and crew in the lurch like that. And now he pretends not to know who NPH is? Give me a break! He’s certainly not very “up” on his own business if he doesn’t know who NPH is. He sounds like a petty, arrogant and bitter man, who envies the success of others. Log in to Reply pspencer618 December 18, 2010 I understand that EB had hip surgery, but why wait so long to cancel a commitment? He could have cancelled the first week after surgery, the second week of surgery, or even the beginning of the third week. Why wait until the day before his scheduled taping? Log in to Reply RebeccaJ December 18, 2010 I’m sure EB knows exactly who NPH is. The point he was trying to make is that he considers him so insignificant that it doesn’t matter. But EB did have a good point. NPH is very full of himself, and yes, I know EB is, too, but when these kids get one hit show and then get super cocky, they irritate me. EB was on the early episodes of GUNSMOKE…do you know how long ago that is? So he does have a history in the acting business. And it certainly wasn’t on cutesy shows like Doogie Howser, MD. Log in to Reply TV Gord December 18, 2010 If you see NPH in interviews, nothing about him comes off as “cocky” or “full of himself”. That’s something some of you are manufacturing out of thin air. Braeden, on the other hand, frequently comes off as a jackass is so full of himself, it’s hard to believe there’s room for himself in his own head! Also, NPH has had two hit shows (Doogie was a hit, cutesy or not), and he’s no “kid”. He’s 36. He’s had an extensive career and both stage and screen, he’s an awards show favorite, and he’s even stooped so low as to do cameos himself (Harold and Kumar). Those of you trying to paint NPH as something he’s not are coming off as full of BS as EB is! Log in to Reply tedew December 19, 2010 RebeccaJ … I certainly do not agree with your NPH assessment. I actually don’t follow his career and have just caught his TV shows in passing or caught the movies he has appeared in for other reasons, but I’ve never thought of him as being the typical cocky type you seem to think he is; in fact I think he regrets how far out of hand this silly thing has gotten. EB has been around for a long time and has had a very successful career. You probably know my opinion of his Y&R character and “acting” abilities so I’d be keeping my options open if I were in his shoes. Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply You must be logged in to post a comment.