Neil Patrick Harris strips down to his skivvies at the 2015 Oscar Awards

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Neil Patrick Harris Insists He Didn't Stuff His Underwear at the Oscars

by SYDNEY LEVIN

Some Oscars hosts rock a number of different outfits during their time on stage -- but Neil Patrick Harris decided to make eyes pop by taking it all off instead.

In a nod to the unforgettable underwear scene in "Birdman" (and perhaps inspired by "Magic Mike," though that movie didn't get a nod from the Academy), NPH came out from a "quick change" in nothing but his underpants.

Talk about going method for a role!

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Host Neil Patrick Harris is seen on stage at the 87th Oscars February 22, 2015 in Hollywood, California. AFP PHOTO / Robyn BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 22: Actor David Burtka and 87th Annual Academy Awards Host/Actor Neil Patrick Harris attend the 87th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 22, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 22: Host Neil Patrick Harris stands unclothed onstage during the 87th Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre on February 22, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 22: Host Neil Patrick Harris stands unclothed onstage during the 87th Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre on February 22, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Host Neil Patrick Harris is seen on stage at the 87th Oscars February 22, 2015 in Hollywood, California. AFP PHOTO / Robyn BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 22: Host Neil Patrick Harris speaks onstage during the 87th Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre on February 22, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Host Neil Patrick Harris presents on screen at the 87th Oscars February 22, 2015 in Hollywood, California. AFP PHOTO / Robyn BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
Host Neil Patrick Harris (C-L) interacts with actor David Oyelowo (R) at the 87th Oscars February 22, 2015 in Hollywood, California. AFP PHOTO / Robyn BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
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The Oscar audience quickly went from stunned to amused, and the room went wild. The only person who seemed extremely uncomfortable was poor Margot Robbie who shared the stage with the nearly-nude host.

The "How I Met Your Mother" actor is no stranger to public (almost) nudity. During his time on Broadway in "Hedwig and the Angry Inch," he basically just wore glitter, so underwear could just be his version of a three-piece suit.

When NPH finally got dressed again, he said he was officially a "changed man" ... and we're officially obsessed with the amount of fun he's infusing into an 87-year-old show.

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Actress Lupita Nyong'o presents the award for Best Supporting Actor to winner actor J.K. Simmons at the 87th Oscars February 22, 2015 in Hollywood, California. AFP PHOTO / Robyn BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 22: Actor J.K. Simmons accepts the Actor in a Supporting Role Award for 'Whiplash' onstage during the 87th Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre on February 22, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Milena Canonero accepts the award for best costume design for “The Grand Budapest Hotel” at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)
Frances Hannon, left, and Mark Coulier accept the award for best makeup and hairstyling for “The Grand Budapest Hotel” at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)
Pawel Pawlikowski accepts the award for best foreign language film for “Ida” at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 22: Mat Kirkby and James Lucas accept the Best Live Action Short Film Award for 'The Phone Call' during the 87th Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre on February 22, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Dana Perry, left, and Ellen Goosenberg Kent accept the award for best short subject documentary for “Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1” at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)
Thomas Curley, from left, Craig Mann and Ben Wilkins accept the award for best sound mixing for “Whiplash” at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 22: Bub Asman (R) and Alan Robert Murray accept the Best Sound Editing Award for 'American Sniper' onstage during the 87th Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre on February 22, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Patricia Arquette accepts the award for best actress in a supporting role for “Boyhood” at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)
Patricia Arquette accepts the award for best actress in a supporting role for “Boyhood” at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)
Paul Franklin accepts the award for best visual effects for “Interstellar” at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 22: Patrick Osborne (R), and Kristina Reed accept the Best Animated Short Film Award for 'Feast' onstage during the 87th Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre on February 22, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Roy Conli, from left, Don Hall, and Chris Williams accept the award for best animated feature film for “Big Hero 6” at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 22: Emmanuel Lubezki accepts the Best Cinematogrphy Award for 'Birdman' onstage during the 87th Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre on February 22, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Tom Cross accepts the award for best film editing for “Whiplash” at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 22: Director Laura Poitras, Dirk Wilutzky and journalist Glenn Greenwald accept Best Documentary Feature Award for 'Citizenfour' onstage during the 87th Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre on February 22, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Common, left, and John Legend perform at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 22: Lonnie Lynn aka Common and John Stephens aka John Legend accept the Best Original Song Award for 'Glory' from 'Selma' during the 87th Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre on February 22, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 22: (L-R) Screenwriters Alexander Dinelaris, Armando Bo, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, and Nicolas Giacobone accept Best Original Screenplay for 'Birdman' onstage during the 87th Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre on February 22, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 22: Alexandre Desplat accepts the Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score for 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' onstage during the 87th Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre on February 22, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 22: Screenwriter Graham Moore accepts the Best Adapted Screenplay Award for 'The Imitation Game' onstage during the 87th Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre on February 22, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 22: Director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu accepts the Best Director Award for 'Birdman' onstage during the 87th Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre on February 22, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 22: Actor Eddie Redmayne accepts the Best Actor in a Leading Role Award for 'The Theory of Everything' onstage during the 87th Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre on February 22, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 22: Actor Eddie Redmayne accepts the Best Actor in a Leading Role Award for 'The Theory of Everything' onstage during the 87th Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre on February 22, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Eddie Redmayne accepts the award for best actor in a leading role for “The Theory of Everything” at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)
Eddie Redmayne accepts the award for best actor in a leading role for “The Theory of Everything” at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 22: Actress Julianne Moore accepts the Best Actress in a Leading Role Award for 'Still Alice' onstage during the 87th Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre on February 22, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Julianne Moore accepts the award for best actress in a leading role for “Still Alice" at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)
Julianne Moore accepts the award for best actress in a leading role for “Still Alice" at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)
Alejandro G. Inarritu, center, and the cast and crew of “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)” accept the award for the best picture at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 22: Director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu accepts the Best Picture award for 'Birdman' onstage during the 87th Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre on February 22, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Michael Keaton, left, and Alejandro G. Inarritu, and the cast and crew of “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)” accept the award for the best picture at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)
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