On the latest episode of his Here’s The Thing podcast, host Alec Baldwin brought on Fred Armisen for a nice, long chat. Amid a discussion of Armisen’s life and career Baldwin starting trying to talk Armisen into a role on his Portlandia.
Baldwin asked “Can I play a customer on Portlandia? Can I come to a restaurant?... Can I come and just do something?... Who would I play? What would I order?” To which Armisen replied “Any time…. 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.” Next Baldwin asked if he could play “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” to which Armisen replied, “Any time. I love it. The answer is yes.”