Tina Fey, Ted Danson Grill Each Other on ‘Cheers,’ ‘Saturday Night Live’ and ‘Mr. Mayor’

Tina Fey, Ted Danson Grill Each Other on ‘Cheers,’ ‘Saturday Night Live’ and ‘Mr. Mayor’
It was one of Ted Danson’s daughters who gave him perhaps the best perspective on his “Cheers” role, Sam Malone. “He was the reformed alcoholic in a bar,” Danson says of his ironic character. “He was always alone surrounded women one after the other, but always alone. One of my daughters, when she was five, said, ‘why is your character’s name Sam Alone?’ And it was like, Oh, that’s good. That’s good, I hadn’t thought of that.”

Danson recently discussed his career, including his new NBC series “Mr. Mayor,” with Tina Fey for Variety and NBCUniversal’s Virtual FYC House. In a rare public conversation between the two comedy titans, Fey — who is an executive producer on “Mr. Mayor” — grilled the American treasure on how he wound up with such a unique career, what he likes about paying Los Angeles mayor Neil Bremer on the sitcom,
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