Alec Baldwin: Future ‘Portlandia’ Meat Salesmen?


Fred Armisen is on this week’s episode of Alec Baldwin’s podcast, Here’s The Thing. It’s a fun conversation about Armisen’s career and features a particularly touching moment when he calls Carrie Brownstein his soulmate. But the best part might come at the end, when Alec Baldwin reveals that the whole interview was just a ploy to get a cameo on Portlandia:

Baldwin: Can I play a customer on Portlandia? Can I come to a restaurant?Armisen: Any time.Baldwin: Can I come and just do something? Order a–Armisen: Any time.Baldwin: Who would I play? What would I order?Armisen: I think you would come from Southern California and you’d order all kinds of meats; a meat aficionado. People think of it as a veggie place, but it’s actually a very meaty place.Baldwin: No?Armisen: They’re very into - yeah, it’s very like cured meats and sausages, but we haven’t explored that that much.Baldwin: Maybe I could be a meat salesman.Armisen: Yeah, even better.Baldwin: Maybe I could be a meat salesman with all kinds of charts and graphs of the loins–Armisen: Any time.Baldwin: And the sections of the pig and the cow and the organs.Armisen: I love it. The answer’s ‘Yes.’