'Portlandia': Season 2's Five Funniest Sketches
Portlandia," now in its second season, has become one of the laugh-out-loud funniest shows anywhere on TV. "Saturday Night Live" veteran Fred Armisen (never better than he is here) and indie-rock queen Carrie Brownstein (every bit Armisen's comedy equal) play a variety of characters as they lampoon the eco-friendly hipster culture of Portland, Oregon; it's like "The Kids in the Hall" and Andy Samberg's "SNL" digital shorts had a baby and raised it in a Whole Foods.
Anyway, we could talk all day about how great "Portlandia" is, but why not show you instead? In honor of this week's Season 2 finale (with guest star Tim Robbins!), we've collected the five funniest sketches Fred and Carrie have given us this season.
As hopeless TV junkies, we can definitely relate to this one. Fred and Carrie play a couple who finally decide to start watching the cult sci-fi hit "Battlestar Galactica"… and then get so addicted, they devour every episode in the series while the rest of their lives fall apart around them. Sure, this may be a little exaggerated, but who can't relate to spending a whole day watching a TV marathon? (Or two days, even? Three, max.)
With the buzz around it building, "Portlandia" roped in a healthy dose of guest stars this season, from Jeff Goldblum to Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder. But the best was " Bridesmaids" star Kristen Wiig, joining her "SNL" castmate here as Gathy ("with a G"), a crazed fan of the cat-themed rock band Cat Nap. Gathy doesn't want to see her favorite band leave Portland, so naturally, she takes them hostage at gunpoint to ensure they don't go anywhere. (By the way, did you know Pink's real name is Barbara Jean?)