Alec Baldwin Wants to Be on Portlandia

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Portlandia has a knack for getting terrific guest stars for unusual roles, and Alec Baldwin wants in on the fun. On the most recent episode of his podcast Here's the Thing, Baldwin interviewed Fred Armisen and lobbied for a role.

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. 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 and the sections of the pig and the cow and the organs.

Armisen: Any time. I love it. The answer’s 'Yes.'

We look forward to a butcher-based episode in the near future.