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5 Tony Hale Roles We Love

Tony Hale stops by Comedy Bang! Bang! tonight at 11P.

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Let’s not mince words: Tony Hale is a national treasure. With not one, but two all time classic TV characters under his belt, and a long list of brilliant performances on top of them, he’s quietly become one of our favorite comedians. To get you primed for his appearance on Comedy Bang! Bang! tonight, we thought we’d revisit some of his most hilarious performances. So get your best chicken dance ready, because these parts are the cock of the walk.

5. Children’s Hospital, Brad Lendricks

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Adult Swim

Whether he’s the star of the show or just stopping by for one episode, Tony Hale always brings the funny. In this classic Children’s Hospital cameo, Hale played the prime suspect in a series of grisly murders. It’s hard to outshine fellow guest star Nick Offerman and a plot that reveals Dr. Owen Maestro (Rob Huebel) is actually a shaved baboon, but somehow Hale steals the show.


4. Community, Professor Holly

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Sony Pictures Television

Another classic guest star spot, this time as a hippie pottery teacher at the end of his rope. Why? Well, his class has one simple rule: No “ghosting,” aka any conceivable reenactments of the classic Patrick Swayze/Demi Moore scene from the 1990 hit Ghost. And trust us, if anyone should hum even three notes from that damn Righteous Brothers song, he will come at you with everything he’s got.


3. Mr. Noodman, Sanjay and Craig

Hale has lent his vocal stylings to many animated films and TV shows, including his turn as the snake-phobic Mr. Noodman on Nickelodeon’s Sanjay and Craig. Even in animation, Hale has some sweet dance moves.


2. Veep, Gary Walsh

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HBO

With two Emmy awards for his role as the Veep/President’s right, left, and any other hand she should need, Hale consistently steals every scene he’s in. No one is quicker with a hand wipe or cup of tea than Gary.


1. Arrested Development, Buster Bluth

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And, of course, number one goes to mama’s boy Buster, the sheltered baby of the Bluth family who hides from doorbells, fights seals, and joins the army on a dare from a Michael Moore impersonator.

Check out a preview of Tony’s appearance on Comedy Bang! Bang! below. Back-to-back episodes air tonight starting at 11P. 

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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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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…

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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.

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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.

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