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Neil Patrick Harris on the Emmys: Let's do a magic show this time...

Neil Patrick Harris arrives at the 2012 Creative

Neil Patrick Harris arrives at the 2012 Creative Arts Emmys in Los Angeles. (Sept. 15, 2012) (Credit: AP)

Neil Patrick Harris -- who will be hosting the Emmys on CBS in a couple of weeks (Sept. 22) and needs no introduction -- explains in this clip to viewers why ... a) The Emmys need magic; b) why he's won for roles that took him two minutes to work on (but nothing for "How I Met Your Mother" or "Doogie Howser" -- is that even possible? Apparently so); c) why he needs lip balm; d) why hosting is a lot like a triage emergency room kind of situation.

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Tags: Neil Patrick Harris , the Emmys , CBS

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