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Neil Patrick Harris Shows How Twitter Shaming Is Done

Eric Braeden, a longtime leading man on The Young and the Restless, was booked to play Robin's father on How I Met Your Mother, but at the last minute he pulled out. Enter Neil Patrick Harris to put him in his place. Harris first tweeted, "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," and followed that up with "We've recast with Ray Wise, a fantastic actor who makes any part 'substantial'. Super excited to welcome him to the family!" Let this be a lesson to all people considering bailing on a job with little notice, especially when someone at that job has a widely read Twitter account. [Movieline]

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