On Sunday, NBC aired The Paley Center Salutes NBC’s 90th Anniversary. The look back at the history of the network included some of TV’s biggest stars reliving their favorite moments from their shows.
Chris Pratt said, “My character on Parks and Rec, Andy Dwyer, is all things comedic in my life. I was working on that character before I even knew I would ever be an actor.”
Tom Brokaw looked back at being the only American news anchor to cover the fall of the Berlin Wall. He mused, “I looked down and saw myself looking pretty scruffy. And we had a correspondent by the name of Mike Boettcher who had a beautiful cashmere blue topcoat. I said, ‘Boettcher, give me your topcoat.’ But I must say, I looked pretty damn good.”
Noah Wylie recalled learning to suture chickens at home so he could play a doctor on E.R.
David Spade reminisced about his friend, Chris Farley, and their time working together on Saturday Night Live, like the classic “Livin’ in a van down by the river” skit.
Ted Danson recalled the final scene of Cheers, in which his character adjusted a photo of Geronimo. The photo was owned by Nick Colasanto, who played Coach on the show. He said, “The last moment was a testimony to Nick Colasanto. Very sweet.”
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