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Terry tries to get a job on “Out There”

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Terry (voiced by “Portlandia’s” Fred Armisen) needs to get a job, but it’s hard “Out There” for a square peg like Terry to get a round-hole job. But as fans of Ryan Quincey’s show know, Terry loves Joanie and will do anything (even the Harlem Shake) for her. So when Joanie asks him to get a job and help support the family, Terry will try his best to keep his lady happy. He just needs to get through the job interview. Unfortunately for Terry, his “best” may not be enough to actually get hired anywhere.

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The 10 Most Metal Pop Culture Cameos

Glenn Danzig drops by Portlandia tonight at 10P on IFC.

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Glenn Danzig rocks harder than granite. In his 60 years, he’s mastered punk with The Misfits, slayed metal with the eponymous Danzig, and generally melted faces with the force of his voice. And thanks to Fred and Carrie, he’s now stopping by tonight’s brand new Portlandia so we can finally get to see what “Evil Elvis” is like when he hits the beach. To celebrate his appearance, we put together our favorite metal moments from pop culture, from the sublime to the absurd.

10. Cannibal Corpse meets Ace Ventura

Back in the ’90s,  Cannibal Corpse was just a small time band from Upstate New York, plying their death metal wares wherever they could find a crowd, when a call from Jim Carry transformed their lives. Turns out the actor was a fan, and wanted them for a cameo in his new movie, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective. The band had a European tour coming up, and were wary of being made fun of, so they turned it down. Thankfully, the rubber-faced In Living Color vet wouldn’t take no for an answer, proving that you don’t need to have a lot of fans, just the right ones.


9. AC/DC in Private Parts

Howard Stern’s autobiographical film, based on his book of the same name, followed his rise in the world of radio and pop culture. For a man surrounded by naked ladies and adoring fans, it’s hard to track the exact moment he made it. But rocking out with AC/DC in the middle of Central Park, as throngs of fans clamor to get a piece of you, seems like it comes pretty close. You can actually see Stern go from hit host to radio god in this clip, as “You Shook Me All Night Long” blasts in the background.


8. Judas Priest meets The Simpsons

When you want to blast a bunch of peace-loving hippies out on their asses, you’re going to need some death metal. At least, that’s what the folks at The Simpsons thought when they set up this cameo from the metal gods. Unfortunately, thanks to a hearty online backlash, the writers of the classic series were soon informed that Judas Priest, while many things, are not in fact “death metal.” This led to the most Simpson-esque apology ever. Rock on, Bartman. Rock on.


7. Anthrax on Married…With Children

What do you get when Married…with Children spoofs My Dinner With Andre, substituting the erudite playwrights for a band so metal they piss rust? Well, for starters, a lot of headbanging, property destruction and blown eardrums. And much like everything else in life, Al seems to have missed the fun.


6. Motorhead rocks out on The Young Ones

The Young Ones didn’t just premiere on BBC2 in 1982 — it kicked the doors down to a new way of doing comedy. A full-on assault on the staid state of sitcoms, the show brought a punk rock vibe to the tired format, and in the process helped jumpstart a comedy revolution. For instance, where an old sitcom would just cut from one scene to the next, The Young Ones choose to have Lemmy and his crew deliver a raw version of “Ace of Spades.” The general attitude seemed to be, you don’t like this? Well, then F— you!


5. Red and Kitty Meet Kiss on That ’70s Show

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Long before they were banished to playing arena football games, Kiss was the hottest ticket in rock. The gang from That ’70s Show got to live out every ’70s teen’s dream when they were set loose backstage at a Kiss concert, taking full advantage of groupies, ganja and hard rock.


4. Ronnie James Dio in Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny (NSFW, people!)

What does a young boy do when he was born to rock, and the world won’t let him? What tight compadre does he pray to for guidance and some sweet licks? If you’re a young Jables, half of “the world’s most awesome band,” you bow your head to Ronnie James Dio, aka the guy who freaking taught the world how to do the “Metal Horns.” Never before has a rock god been so literal than in this clip that turns it up to eleven.


3. Ozzy Osbourne in Trick or Treat

It’s hard to tell if Ozzy was trying his hardest here, or just didn’t give a flying f–k. What is clear is that, either way, it doesn’t really matter. Ozzy’s approach to acting seems to lean more heavily on Jack Daniels than sense memory, and yet seeing the slurry English rocker play a sex-obsessed televangelist is so ridiculous, he gets a free pass. Taking part in the cult horror Trick or Treat, Ozzy proves that he makes things better just by showing up. Because that’s exactly what he did here. Showed up. And it rocks.


2. Glenn Danzig on Portlandia

Danzig seems to be coming out of a self imposed exile these days. He just signed with a record company, and his appearance on Portlandia is reminding everyone how kick ass he truly is. Who else but “The Other Man in Black” could help Portland’s resident goths figure out what to wear to the beach? Carrie Brownstein called Danzig “amazing,” and he called Fred “a genius,” so this was a rare love fest for the progenitor of horror punk.


1. Alice Cooper in Wayne’s World

It’s surprising, sure, but for a scene that contains no music whatsoever, it’s probably the most famous metal moment in the history of film. When Alice Cooper informed Wayne and Garth that Milwaukee is actually pronounced “Milly-way-kay” back in 1992, he created one of the most famous scenes in comedy history. What’s more metal than that? Much like Wayne and Garth, we truly are not worthy.

Watch: Portlandia’s Fred Armisen versus Nardwuar

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There are a lot of real characters at SXSW and the biggest character of them all may be Nardwuar the Human Serviette.

Part hard-hitting reporter, part Andy Kauffman-esque comedian, Nardwuar has interviewed some of the biggest names in music, from Kurt Cobain to Lil Wayne, since getting his start as a musician and college radio station personality back in 1987. His style is disarmingly weird and occasionally can be off-putting to the interview subjects, which is part of the reason he titles his interviews like they are boxing matches e.g. “Fred Armisen vs. Nardwuar.” That said, Nardwuar is an excellent journalist who has the amazing ability to dig out incredibly obscure events in his subject’s lives and then grills his subjects about them. Over the years since he’s been at it, the strangely-named Canadian has developed a huge cult following, had a lot of celebrities walk out during interviews and more than a few enemies (See “Kid Cudi vs. Nardwuar) too. So when he spoke to Portlandia‘s Fred Armisen at SXSW you knew something magical would happen.

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What to watch on IFC tonight: The Coen Brothers’ “Raising Arizona” and “O Brother Where Art Thou”

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Tonight at 6 p.m. ET, we are showing one of the best Coen Brothers movies ever, “Raising Arizona.” Starring Nicolas Cage as repeat criminal who falls in love and marries a policewoman (Holly Hunter), when fertility issues rear their head the two concoct a plan to …uh, “help” an unfinished-furniture store magnate who has too much on his plate. It goes downhill from there when some escaped convicts and a homicidal bounty hunter show up. The result is a raucous and uproarious romp that puts “Raising Arizona” at the top of any list of our favorite Coen Brothers movies. That said, when it comes to movies by Joel and Ethan Coen, there are no losers. Over the last (almost) three decades, the dynamic duo known as the Coen Brothers have crafted some of the most memorable, most quotable, funniest, strangest, darkest, and generally greatest movies. Their films are typically evocative of simpler times while creating complex stories filled with indelible characters range from the sublime “The Dude” to the creepy motorcycle riding maniacal momma’s boy in “Raising Arizona.”

Then at 10:45 p.m. ET we’re showing “O Brother Where Art Thou,” the Coen Brothers’ inventive reimagining of Homer’s “The Odyssey” as a Depression-era Southern fable starring George Clooney, John Turturro and Tim Blake Nelson as escaped convicts. The jailbirds bust out of prison and embark on a voyage that made Ulysses’ trip look like a walk in the park on a sunny day. The film chronicles the surreal exploits of the escapees as they make their way through the outlying areas of the South on the hunt for buried treasure — and, in the particular case of Ulysses Everett McGill (Clooney), a reunion with his estranged wife (Holly Hunter) and kids. Along the way, they are tempted, thwarted and toyed with to varying degrees by many strange characters, including three seductive “sirens,” a one-eyed cyclops in the form of a traveling salesman (John Goodman) and a ruthless lawman (Daniel von Bargen) hot on their trail — and manage to reinvent themselves as bluegrass musical sensations The Soggy Bottom Boys.

In the middle of this Coen Brothers sandwich? “The Perfect Storm” starring George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg and John C Reilly at 8/7c. Eat some fish sticks and salute your local fishermen while you watch.

Watch the trailers and then tune in tonight starting at 6 p.m. ET:

“Raising Arizona”

“O Brother Where Art Thou”

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