Neil Patrick Harris Gets Meta Endorsing Heineken Light

Posted on July 19, 2014 by
Who better to make a social point in a commercial than the one and only Neil Patrick Harris? The How I Met Your Mother

 actor hysterically poked fun at US laws regarding not drinking in commercials in his ad for Heineken Light.

We love how explicitly this point is pushed in the commercial where Harris questions why he can’t take a swig of the low calorie beer in the commercial. The commercial breaks the fourth wall when the director appears, explaining to Harris it is illegal to actually drink the beer in the commercial.

The satire, sass, and sarcasm involved in this commercial is what makes it amazing, however what takes the cake is the description for the video on YouTube uploaded onto HeinekenUSA:

Due to complicated broadcast regulations, Neil Patrick Harris is not allowed to drink Heineken Light, winner of the 2013 World Beer Championship’s Best Tasting Light Beer, in this commercial. But trust us, if he did drink it, he would enjoy it tremendously, but not on camera.

Heineken Light, you just won all of the advertisement awards. [Via PSFK]

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