When is the last time you actually heard the word whippersnapper to describe someone? My mom made me watch some TCM holiday movies over the weekend and I didn't hear it even in them. However, Eric Braeden used is to describe Neil Patrick Harris after NPH called Braeden a D-Bag. In his Twitter on Friday, NPH called Braeden that after Braeden pulled out of a cameo appearance on How I Met Your Mother. The actor pulled out after calling the part not substantial enough. Neil, obviously not happy with the situation then took to Twitter to complain.
Braeden told Entertainment Weekly, "His choice of words bothered me. It seems to me like a young whippersnapper, having seen himself on a few covers, who's received a few awards, is now suddenly suffering from the first signs of hubris. I've been in the business for 50 years. I've seen people come and go and I'm still here."
Braeden said he was exhausted from recent hip surgery and did not feel it was worth his time for two lines. For his part, NPH apologized and said that he was very protective of his show. Should NPH have called him that? No, but NPH is not usually an ass, so I am willing to give him a break. Plus, it is the holidays.