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Scott Adsit makes ’30 Rock’ producer Pete Hornberger unforgettable — one moment at a time


Am I the only one who, when “TGS” producer Pete Hornbergerwalks into and out of a scene on “30 Rock,” thinks of Johnny, the airport control worker in the Airplane! movies? That character, played by Stephen Stucker, stole many a scene Lloyd Bridges was in much the same way that Scott Adsit, who plays Pete, can tear away a moment from any character on the show with a sincerely played line of utter lunacy.

Tina Fey, Scott Adsit, ’30 Rock’



Adsit looks like he would be the normal guy on a set of full-on nutjobs, but he’s clearly one of them.

“30 Rock,” which airs Thursays at 8:30 p.m., is now in its fifth season of socking NBC and network television in general in the jaw. It maintains a consistently high standard for both gentle and fall-down-laughing humor. It is also one of the best sitcoms on the air—now or ever—and every year, it brings home the awards to prove it.

Joining me today to talk about season five is Scott Adsit, making his second visit to our little show.

Hear it now!SCOTT ADSIT Audio Excerpt: “Occasionally I’llhttp://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=andelmancom&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=B002N5N5KW&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr be walking around by the food table and I’ll hear this beautiful woman’s voice singing some ’70s power ballad. I’ll look up and it will be Tracy Morgan. He has the most beautiful voice and he loves to share it. That keeps my bobber bopping.” 

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You can LISTEN to this interview with SCOTT ADSIT, co-star of 30 ROCK, by clicking the audio player above!

LISTEN! More Mr.  Media interviews with the cast of NBC’s “30 Rock”:
• Scott Adsit (2009) 
• Grizz Chapman (2010
• Kevin Brown “Dotcom” (2010
• Patti Lupone (2009
• Donald Glover (2010)

Bob Andelman is the author or co-author of 10 books, including ‘The Profiler’ with Pat Brown, ‘Built From Scratch’ with the founders of The Home Depot, and ‘Will Eisner: A Spirited Life.’ • Follow Bob on Twitter or Facebook

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