4. How I Met Your Mother
Neil Patrick Harris is no stranger to Broadway. The three-time Tony Award host made his debut in Cabaret in 2003 as the Master of Ceremonies. Since then he has performed in on Broadway in Proof and Assassins, in addition to his regional credits in Rent, Romeo and Juliet and Sweeny Todd. It was only a matter of time before “How I Met your Mother” had him sing on the show. In the 100th episode of the series, Neil’s character, Barney, has to make the ultimate decision, a real Sophie’s choice—Suits or Girls! He must choose whether he wants to wear his signature suits or sleep with the sexy bartender.
3. Grey’s Anatomy
“Grey’s Anatomy creator, Shonda Rhimes, decided to shake things up a bit in 2011. Music has always been at the center of the long-running series and so, “Grey’s Anatomy: The Music Event” seemed like a logical choice. Right? So maybe it was bit bizarre, but it gave Sara Ramirez a chance to wail and we were happy about that. Her character, Callie Torres suffered a tragic car accident, causing everyone around her (and curiously, people not with her as well) to sing as they worked. Several “Grey’s” classics were featured in the episode, including “Chasing Cars” and “How to Save a Life.” Our favorite comes from the Tony Award winner. Watch Sara Ramirez sing (to herself…?) Brandi Carlile’s “The Story.”
HBO’s “OZ” was ahead of the curve when Variety episode aired in 2002. Harold Perrineau’s character, Augustus Hill, normally narrated the show. However, he wasn’t able to appear in this episode because he was working on the Matrix at the time. The musical numbers replace his usual narrations. In the clip you can see B.D. Wong singing Tori Amos’s “Leather.” Nothing wrong with that. For nine solid minutes of entertainment, we suggest you watch this clip of all the songs featured in the episode too.