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      Season 4 – Portlandia

      2014 Comedy List
      100% 6 Reviews Tomatometer 88% 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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      Previous Episode 1 Aired Feb 27, 2014 Sharing Finances A young woman is haunted by very smart ghosts; Doug and Claire make a big commitment to one another; Kath and Dave make the most of fifteen minutes; Sandra finally finds a soul mate; Fred is visited by a Date Fact Checker. Details Episode 2 Aired Mar 6, 2014 Ecoterrorists Ecoterrorists protest animal testing at a makeup company; Bryce and Lisa Rent it Out!; Toni and Candace have a car wash; Fred misses hip hop; Dave helps Kath get a good night's sleep. Details Episode 3 Aired Mar 13, 2014 Celery A celery salesman goes to great lengths to have celery become more popular; 911 dispatchers assure callers that it's beets; The Order Grill is open for lunch; Carrie declares social bankruptcy; a fed up office worker wants to become a gutter punk. Details Episode 4 Aired Mar 20, 2014 Pull-Out King A punk from the 1980s wakes up from a coma; an e-mail goes neglected; Nina has surprising news for Lance; Malcolm and Kris tailgate a "Prairie Home Companion" live show; Carrie dates a tax lawyer. Details Episode 5 Aired Mar 27, 2014 Spyke Drives Nance is driven to the emergency room; Ghavin questions a singer; Fred and Carrie have a garage sale; dinner guests are held hostage. Details Episode 6 Aired Apr 3, 2014 Bahama Knights Carrie and Fred go home after a concert; Fred has an idea for a music documentary; Peter is reunited with his old band, The Bahama Knights and his ex-wife who is the lead singer. Details Episode 7 Aired Apr 10, 2014 Trailblazers Toni and Candace coach a dance team; Kickstarter videos compete at a Film Festival; Toni and Candace coach the Portland Trail Blazers' dance team. Details Episode 8 Aired Apr 17, 2014 Late in Life Drug Use Mr. Mayor plans a parade; Brendan decides to try drugs; Carrie's brother visits with his new boyfriend. Details Episode 9 Aired Apr 24, 2014 3D Printer Mr. Mayor uncovers Portland's official 3D printer; Lance and Nina's lizard dies; Santa worries about the future of Christmas. Details Episode 10 Aired May 1, 2014 Getting Away Toni and Candace lead a feminist retreat for women in New Beaverton, Ohio; Peter and Nance go on a walking tour. Details Next
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      Previous Neil Drumming I've always appreciated the way the show doesn't so much skewer modern society as poke at it from odd angles. Mar 3, 2014 Full Review John Teti AV Club Armisen and Brownstein's ambition is on display in a fourth season that enriches the show's world by allowing the supporting characters to carry more of the show than before. A- Feb 27, 2014 Full Review Lori Rackl Chicago Sun-Times For a much richer comedy, hop over to Portlandia.. 3.5/4 Feb 26, 2014 Full Review Christine N. Ziemba Paste Magazine When the sketches hit their marks, the results aren't just comedy, but pretty good social commentary, too. 7.7/10 Mar 3, 2014 Full Review Alee Karim Under the Radar If there's anything quantifiably different about this season, it's the confidence of Armisen and Brownstein, now assured that there's mileage in their concept and an audience for it. 9/10 Feb 27, 2014 Full Review Read all reviews Next
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      Previous Andrei D Synergy levels increasing Rated 4 out of 5 stars 09/26/23 Full Review Audience Member I'm spiritually on the autism spectrum, as when I saw Episode 1 "Sharing Finances", I turned to my husband and said "Those ghosts are Fuxi and Nuwa." Fuxi and Nuwa are snakes. Confused Kundalini. Depicted in ancient caves of of the East, they are incorrectly chosen to depict on US medical facilities when Asclepius is the correct symbol for medicine. And Val Kilmer's (as Moses) rod of Asclepius eats their two snakes Ouroboros style in "The Ten Commandments: The Musical!"(2006) to tie in random references indigo child-style here. Fuxi and Nuwa represent a Freudian split. The war within the self. A disharmony of Shiva/Shakti or Yin and Yang. What do Fuxi and Nuwa do during this episode? via The Oregonian: "Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein's ghosts spout a thicket of conflicting reports they've heard about or read about via NPR, The New York Times and Atlantic Monthly. "Sitting kills," "Humans were designed to sit"... If you are a Fuxi or Nuwa, step one is recognizing the war with your own shadow of self which equalizes all conflict, and step two is pulling out your NPR direct ear-to-brain pods, stepping away from the Fox News projector, and recognizing we are all One under the monitor of Kirsten Dunst.* *The almighty Evil Eye! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Audience Member Now more comfortable with a longer season, Fred and Carrie continue to amaze with the creativity and snappiness of their humor and the growth of their zany Portland universe. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Audience Member PORTLANDIA I have seen all episodes in the 4 seasons so far of this and I am really looking forward to seeing the third season. His is a skit comedy show and there are several running characters and actors in it, but it’s mostly Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein. I mean they are in every skit and they are the creators and writers. I love their running characters like the two hard core lesbian book store owners and the two people who work for the mayor played by Kyle McLaughlin, who is a real odd-ball in. The skits are so witty, like the one where they go to a movie theater and have to go up a million escalators before they get to their ironic movie and when the town council gets together to name a street and they can’t make up their mind, so they just name the street all the names they come up with and the sign is several feet long. Taking out party loans, to all the power in Portland going out because the government didn’t pay the electrical bill. The banter back and forth between the characters makes for some true genius comedy. They argue over how many magazine they’ve read and how many people they know. There are a couple of skits guest starring Jeff Goldbloom which are just my favorites. I think the Knot Store skit may be one of the funniest things ever. You have to check out this show. You will laugh your butt off. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Audience Member Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein are quirky and some will not respect their humor, but, for those who do, this show is one to look forward to. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Audience Member The best modern day sketch comedy show! After living in a city full of hipsters, I can relate to almost every skit! Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Read all reviews Next Post a review

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      Feb 27, 2014
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