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Stranger Things Anachronisms, Pac-Dog and More of This Week’s Best Videos

This week we're laughing at video game dogs, the Documentary Now! 51st season trailer and more.

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You made it! Another work week checked off and a two-day break just a few hours away. Whether you have big plans or just catching up your favorite shows on the IFC app — which aren’t mutually exclusive, necessarily — you’ve earned yourself a quintet of entertaining videos to help you ease into the weekend.

From a miniature suburban road trip to a canine-centric Pac-Man, here are the five best videos of the week.

1. What Year Is Stranger Things Set In?

Sure, at the very start of the retro Netflix series, we’re told Stranger Things takes place in 1983. But as this College Humor sketch dramatizes, it appears the set designer fudged the born-on dates with a few anachronistic props — which is an absolute no-no in the geek community.


2. Documentary Now! Season 51 Teaser

Despite over a half-century on the air, Documentary Now! feels like it’s just getting started. Host Helen Mirren introduces the 51st season of the series — beginning September 14th at 10P on IFC — and showcases clips from the upcoming episodes. Catch Bill Hader as a Robert Evans surrogate Hollywood super producer in “Mr. Runner-up: My Life as an Oscar Bridesmaid” and Fred Armisen at his most David Byrne-y in the Stop Making Sense homage, “Test Pattern.”


3. Pac-Dog

Toss a feisty Jack Russell terrier into a balloon-filled maze, wave a few cardboard ghosts about, shoot video from above, and bam!, instant video game recreation. The ad firm Denizen Company produced this canine-centric, real-life Pac-Man game using only some cheap supplies and Twinkie, a pup who holds the world record for popping balloons.


4. Animals Ruin News Reports

Hey, they can’t all be as cute and well-behaved as Twinkie. This glorious 12-minute compilation features button-down network professionals having to recompose themselves after Nature goes awry. Equal parts hilarious and cringeworthy, the video reminds us to be grateful we never had to gracefully segue into a sports report.


5. Hot Wheels Road Trip

Break out your favorite hallucinogen and go full-screen, because you’re about to cruise through a miniature world on a Honey, I Shrunk the Kids-esque joyride. This first-person POV video of a matchbox car sailing down a plastic track hurls you through backyards, driveways, patios, and even a swimming pool — before reaching the candlelit finish line — as if you were only a few inches tall.

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Final Countdown

The Best Of The Last

Portlandia Goes Out With A Bang

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The end is near. In mere days Portlandia wraps up its final season, and oh what a season it’s been. Lucky for you, you can watch the entire season right now right here and on the IFC app, including this free episode courtesy of Subaru.

But now, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the new classics Fred and Carrie have so thoughtfully bestowed upon us. (We’ll be looking back through tear-blurred eyes, but you do you.)

Couples Dinner

It’s not that being single sucks, it’s that you suck if you’re single.

Cancel it!

A sketch for anyone who has cancelled more appointments than they’ve kept. Which is everyone.

Forgotten America

This one’s a “Serial” killer…everything both right and wrong about true crime podcasts.

Wedding Planners

The only bad wedding is a boring wedding.

Disaster Hut

It’s only the end of the world if your doomsday kit doesn’t include rosé.

Catch up on Portlandia’s final episodes on demand and at IFC.com

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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.

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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…