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Neil Patrick Harris Freaks Out on Some Kids Over 'Thomas the Tank Engine'

by Jackie Willis 8:12 AM PST, March 02, 2015
Photo: Funny Or Die

Neil Patrick Harris may love Thomas & Friends a little too much.

In a Funny or Die video to commemorate Thomas the Tank Engine's 70th anniversary, the Oscars host is seen freaking out on some kids. NPH shows up at a "Tankie" party and is disappointed to find out what his tiny fellow fans like about the lovable train.

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Within a matter of minutes, the former How I Met Your Mother star begins to destroy the party after one child points out that he's being a real "Diesel."


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"Since I'm morally obligated to not do that in my real life, I thought it'd be potentially cathartic to shout at paid professional child actors instead," Harris, 41, told Mashable of the sketch. "They were lovely -- once they stopped crying."

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