• Conan O’Brien will make cameo on “How I Met Your Mother”

    Some of my favorite moments watching TV shows or movies is finding previously unknown actors with tiny, tiny roles or – even better – in the background shot as extras. Jenna Fischer (also known as Pam on The Office), for example, appeared in The 40 Year Old Virgin. Now you know!

    And, on Conan last night, Neil Patrick Harris revealed that Conan himself won a walk-on cameo role on How I Met Your Mother at a charity event. Conan’s hoping that the writers will just stick him in the background at a bar, where he will do everything in his power to draw attention to himself.

    But given his notoriety, and his hard-to-ignore giant red pomp, expect to see him written in as a character. Oh well. Watch the interview here to learn a little more about the auction and the prize!

    Carrie Andersen

    In addition to writing for Laughspin, Carrie is a graduate student in Austin, Texas, where she researches popular culture, new media, music, and social movements. When not reading or writing in any official capacity, she spends her time playing the drums, watching crappy TV, and eating copious amounts of tacos and barbecue. She also blogs sporadically at carrieandersen.com.

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