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TV Blog Buzz: Neil Patrick Harris on his 'Oscars' hosting performance

Host Neil Patrick Harris performs at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.
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March 09, 2015 - 7:04 AM

Don't expect to see Neil Patrick Harris as Oscars host again.

Even if he was asked back, the "How I Met Your Mother" star says the harsh feedback he received was a bit much to take.

Speaking to The Huffington Post, Harris said he tried not to follow the show post-mortems "obsessively," but they were hard to avoid.

"It's so difficult for one who's simply watching the show to realize just how much time and concession and compromise and explanation has gone into almost every single thing. Every joke. Wording of joke. Placement of joke. Cancelling of joke. Embellishment for just one line. And I'm not saying that to defend everything I said as if it was the absolute best choice, but it's also an award show, and you're powering through 14 acts filled with 20 plus awards," he said.

"I thought that those in the audience at the Dolby (Theatre) seemed to be enjoying themselves more as the show went on, when I was told that the opposite would be true.... And I felt while we were doing it that people were enjoying themselves more and more, so for that I'm happy. "

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Late night TV talk show Conan O'Brien has just returned home from taking "Conan" to Cuba.

He tells New York magazine's Vulture blog his jaunt probably would've been impossible, or at least extremely difficult to pull off, had his show still been with NBC and not the smaller TBS.

"There are certainly advantages to being on Turner because they let us do pretty much anything we want to do. I like to think we show common sense, but they've been terrific partners," O'Brien said.

"We may have been able to do it at NBC, but certainly it would've been a little trickier in terms of keeping it secret, 'cause it's a much bigger bureaucracy."

Here's a clip from the opening segment of the episode shot in Cuba.

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Apparently there's a method to the madness behind the classic Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote cartoons.

Vox takes a look at a list of nine rules creator Chuck Jones had for the characters that were posted online last week.

Among them: "the Road Runner cannot harm the coyote except by going 'beep-beep!,'" "no dialogue ever, except 'beep-beep!,'" and "the coyote is always more humiliated than harmed by his failures."

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