Neil Patrick Harris "Getting Wasted" on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Multithreat actor jokes about the placement of star honoring his work on TV: right in front of a dive bar

By Natalie Finn Sep 15, 2011 11:24 PMTags

Neil Patrick Harris doesn't have to go far to tip one back to celebrate his latest honor.

"As much of an honor as this is, unfortunately, it won't be the first time I've been plastered on the sidewalk in front of the Frolic Room," the Emmy winner joked today at his induction into the Hollywood Walk of Fame, noting his star's placement near a dive bar and the Pantages Theater. "And yes, that includes right now."

"I love it," he told E! News after his acceptance speech. "It's the perfect blend. I'm partly theater and I'm partly getting wasted, so it's a nice combination."

Also a nice combination? How I Met Your Mother costar Jason Segel and Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog creator Joss Whedon showing up to partly roast, partly celebrate their colleague.

"Neil has been entertaining audiences in television, stage, the Internet and film for over 60 years, and he just honestly couldn't look better," Segel quipped of the former child star turned screen-stage-and-tube triple threat.

"Quite simply, he's the mostly wildly talented person I've ever been around," the actor continued. "There's no jokes coming up in this part, this part's sincere: He can act and he can sing and he can dance, and he's a magician, and he can host and he can direct. Like Joss said, he has the kind of talent that people had in the old days when you had to actually be talented to be famous."

His friend can "host anything," Segel added. "Neil was lobbying to host this event for the past three weeks, and they were like, ‘That makes no sense,' and he was like, ‘Fine.'"

Harris took a far more self-deprecating approach to the festivities.

"Right now, my twins, Gideon and Harper, are too young to understand this honor," he said. "They spend most of their time peeing and vomiting on me. But let's be honest, that's probably what's going to happen nightly to my star here outside the Frolic Room.

"But someday, when they're older, I'll take them here, my heart bursting with pride, and say, ‘Kids, your old man was the 587th Hollywood star in the Television category. And God that sounds good!"

Overall, Harris received the 2,448th star on the Walk of Fame. Also at the ceremony was longtime love and partner in fatherhood David Burtka, whom Harris said he loved more than anything in the world.

"Except this star," he concluded.

—Reporting by Marcus Mulick