Neil Patrick Harris on Glee: First, Legendary Look!

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It's the most legendary casting news of the spring: Neil Patrick Harris really is coming to Glee.

The How I Met Your Mother star will appear on the May 18 episode of the Fox hit, titled "Dream On."

He'll play Bryan Ryan (yes, Bryan Ryan), a former McKinley High School student who sang in the choir with Will. He's now a bitter board member and returns to cut school funding and do away with the glee club once and for all.

Cue scary music, but prepare to laugh uproariously...

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hehehe NPH actually looks like he could play Will's brother.

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omg, i can't wait !

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You know, a great big fat person once stood on this stage and told a group of a dozen or so nerds in hideous disco outfits that glee, by its very definition, is about opening yourself up to joy. Now it's no secret that for a long time I thought that was a load of hooey. As far as I could see the glee club was nothing but a place where a bunch of cowardly losers go to sing their troubles away and delude themselves into thinking that they live in a world that cares one iota about their hopes and dreams, totally divorced from the harsh reality that in the real world there's not much more to hope for than disappointment, heartbreak, and failure. And you know what. I was exactly right. Thats exactly what glee club is. But I was wrong about the cowardly part. What I finally realized, now that I'm well into my late thirties, it takes a lot of bravery to look around you and see the world not as it is but as it should be. A world where the quarterback becomes best friends with the gay kid, and the girl with the big nose ends up on Broadway. Finding the courage to open up your heart and sing about it. That's what glee club is. And for the longest time I thought that was silly, and now I think it's just about the bravest thing that anyone could do.

Sue

[to Finn] You know, I don't really know what's going to happen between us, but I know that you used to be the guy that would make me feel like the most special girl in the whole world, and it doesn't feel that way anymore. Now it just feels sad and confusing. And the worst part is that it doesn't even feel that bad anymore.

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