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      Season 1 – Portlandia

      2011 Comedy List
      90% 10 Reviews Tomatometer 76% 100+ Ratings Audience Score Former "Saturday Night Live" cast member Fred Armisen and rock 'n' roll guitarist Carrie Brownstein first cracked up audiences as the internet sketch-comedy duo ThunderAnt. That led to this absurdist series set in Portland, Ore., that gently pokes fun at the laid-back Pacific Northwest city and the many eccentric characters that call it home. Among the many recurring guest stars on the series are Ed Begley Jr., Jeff Goldblum, Natasha Lyonne, Kumail Nanjiani and Kyle MacLachlan, who plays Portlandia's mayor. Read More Read Less Watch on Vudu Premiered Aug 11 Buy Now

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      Portlandia's peculiar brand of humor might not be for everyone, but there's no denying the singular delights of Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein's comedic chemistry.

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      Previous Episode 1 Aired Jan 21, 2011 Farm Peter and Nance go to great lengths to make sure that their restaurant order is ethical and humane; restroom policy. Details Episode 2 Aired Jan 21, 2011 A Song for Portland Fred and Carrie meet the Mayor of Portland; Toni and Candace help a student at the Feminist Bookstore. Details Episode 3 Aired Feb 4, 2011 Aimee Fred and Carrie discover that their maid is is their favorite singer-songwriter Aimee Mann; Spike decides it's over; Coffee Land. Details Episode 4 Aired Feb 11, 2011 Mayor Is Missing Much to their dismany, Fred and Carrie learn the Mayor has gone missing so they begin a frantic search for him. Details Episode 5 Aired Feb 18, 2011 Blunderbuss A new music and film festival takes over Portland and Fred, Carrie and all of Portland gets swept up in the excitement. Details Episode 6 Aired Feb 22, 2011 Baseball The Mayor turns to Fred and Carrie to help him put together a big league baseball team; an artisinal light bulb maker. Details Next
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      Previous Kelsey Wallace Bitch Media Portlandia is an interesting show to pay attention to, if only for the conversations it can spark. Jan 11, 2021 Full Review Phillip Maciak Slant Magazine The brilliance of Portlandia, and part of what I imagine will be its staying power, is that the jokes work both as insider cultural reference and rank absurdism. 3.5/4 Mar 2, 2011 Full Review Christian Williams AV Club I think the show was struggling to find its footing here with a few excellent moments in otherwise slow-to-start sketches. B- Jan 21, 2011 Full Review Read all reviews Next
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      Previous Andrei D Carrie si Fred rup, needs more Aubrey Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 09/04/23 Full Review Pablo B Probably the best documentary on what life in Portland is like. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 08/18/23 Full Review Ryan P Just didn't get the point, it went on and on and on about references being in Portland I never understood. It was a trainwreck and people around me would mention it as if it were comedy gold and an amazing show - I would look at them blankly and go "What other shows have you watched?"… Because this wasn't my cup of tea. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 05/15/23 Full Review britton u the accuracy ohmygod Rated 5 out of 5 stars 10/21/22 Full Review William L One of the most steadily entertaining looks at hipster culture, if not particularly scathing or deep. A great cast of rotating guest stars keeps the skits fresh, but it's Armistead's and Brownstein's delivery that you can count on for consistency. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/21/20 Full Review Audience Member It's whimsical. It's absurd. Even spot-on, in its caricatures of modern Portland inhabitants -- hippies, hipsters, and beyond. All that this show needs is a full-fledged joke. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Read all reviews Next Post a review

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      Jan 21, 2011
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