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Word Nerd

Watch Fred Armisen Try to Solve a Tricky Word Search Puzzle

This week we're laughing at Fred solving a world puzzle, Steve Harvey versus a robot and more.

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It’s been a grueling week and as we claw our ways to the weekend, it’s important to start our two-day break right with a hearty helping of funny videos. Absorb and revel in the goofiness — your mental health will thank you.

From Fred Armisen’s word search help to Steve Harvey meeting his robotic replacement, here are five funny things from this week you need to watch.

1. Word Search with Fred Armisen

Comedian Ana Lucia Fabrega (from the Comedy Crib series Boy Band) enlists the advice of Portlandia and Documentary Now!‘s own Fred Armisen to help her complete the most daunting of tasks: a word search puzzle. Unfortunately, what should take 30-60 seconds ends up pushing ten minutes due to Fred and Ana’s amusingly passive-aggressive bickering.

2. Scott Aukerman’s 100 Nicknames

If you’re anything like Comedy Bang! Bang! host Scott Aukerman, you’ve said the name “Scott Aukerman” so many times that it’s started to lose its meaning and has congealed into amorphous sounds. Such is the case, apparently, of the CB!B! crew member in charge of the on-screen chyrons. Check out this supercut of 100 times the show just couldn’t quite get Scott’s name right.

3. Batcat V Supercat

Reviews were decidedly mixed for Zack Snyder’s long-awaited match-up between the Dark Knight and the Son of Krypton. But from the looks of this fur-laden short featuring very Internet-friendly characters, the bombastic brawl would’ve been far more well-received had it been between two cats. Check out Batcat lure Supercat to do his bidding via a citywide laser pointer.

4. Rey Meets Monty Python’s The Enchanter

In stark contrast to Bats V Supes, Star Wars: The Force Awakens was heralded by critics and fans for reinvigorating the aging franchise which was permanently bruised by prequels. But what if Rey’s search for an old Jedi savior ended in a different cinematic universe, namely Monty Python and the Holy Grail? Here, with the help of some After Effects rotoscoping, Rey meets John Cleese as The Enchanter (aka Tim).

5. Steve Harvey Vs. Robo-Comedian

Tossing political candidates, televangelists, and late night hosts into his Lynchian nightmares, YouTuber and Vine star Vic Berger can do no wrong. And just a few weeks after he had Family Feud host Steve Harvey face his own existential hell, the absurdist editor pits Harvey against a mustachioed robotic replacement — much to the delight of Steve’s audience. Cruel and surreal, it’s pure Vic Berger.


Rev Up

Your Portlandia Personality Test

The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.


Give Back

Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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It’s the final countdown to Christmas and thanks to IFC’s movie marathon all Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, you can revel in classic ’80s films AND find inspiration for your last-minute gifts. Here are our recommendations, if you need a head start:

Musical Instrument

Great analog entertainment substitute when you refuse to give your kid the Nintendo Switch they’ve been drooling over.

Breakfast In Bed

Any significant other or child would appreciate these Uncle Buck-approved flapjacks. Just make sure you’re not stuck on clean up duty.

Cocktail Supplies

You’ll need them to get through the holidays.

Dance Lessons

So you can learn to shake-shake-shake (unless you know ghosts willing to lend a hand).

Comfy Clothes

With all the holiday meals, there may be some…embigenning.

Get even more great inspiration all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC, and remember…


A-O Rewind

Celebrating Portlandia One Sketch at a Time

The final season of Portlandia approaches.

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Most people measure time in minutes, hours, days, years…At IFC, we measure it in sketches. And nothing takes us way (waaaaaay) back like Portlandia sketches. Yes, there’s a Portlandia milepost from every season that changed the way we think, behave, and pickle things. In honor of Portlandia’s 8th and final season, Subaru presents a few of our favorites.


Put A Bird On It

Portlandia enters the pop-culture lexicon and inspires us to put birds on literally everything.

Colin the Chicken

Who’s your chicken, really? Behold the emerging locavore trend captured perfectly to the nth degree.

Dream Of The ’90s

This treatise on Portland made it clear that “the dream” was alive and well.

No You Go

We Americans spend most of our lives in cars. Fortunately, there’s a Portlandia sketch for every automotive situation.

A-O River!

We learned all our outdoor survival skills from Kath and Dave.

One More Episode

The true birth of binge watching, pre-Netflix. And what you’ll do once Season 8 premieres.

Catch up on Portlandia’s best moments before the 8th season premieres January 18th on IFC.