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Fashion Forward

’90s Fashions From “The Bunker” That Should Come Back

Flashback to the '90s when Documentary Now! returns to IFC on September 14th at 10P.

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Documentary Now! is going back to the Dial-Up Decade with “The Bunker,” a look at the heated 1992 Ohio Governor race that perfectly channels the era of colorful sweaters and giant Zack Morris cellphones.

Here are some trends from “The Bunker,” which premieres September 14th at 10P on IFC, that we hope will come back:

Leather Jackets

The Bunker jacket

Alvin “Boy Hunk of the Beltway” Panagoulious (Fred Armisen) proves that your leather jacket can never be too big. And don’t forget the giant pastel tie. Dad’s closet is suddenly the trendiest boutique in town.

Shoulder Pads

The Bunker shoulder pads

This debate moderator demonstrates that nothing says “business casual” like shoulder pads big enough to put your rival’s eye out.

Giant Cellphones

The Bunker cellphone

Sure, you can play Pokémon Go while Googling “Documentary Now! new episodes” on your iPhone. But as smooth operator Alvin Panagoulious knows, you’re not going to score “10s” unless you’re yelling important stuff into a blocky brick of a cellphone.

Denim!

The Bunker Bill Hader Denim

The “Mississippi Machiavelli” himself Teddy Redbones (Bill Hader) is proof that the best thing any of us can wear is attitude. And the second best thing is a jean jacket over some jeans. No one ever went wrong with denim on denim.

Brightly Colored Sweats

Doc Now Bunker Bill Hader Windbreaker

Whether it’s at the gym or a political rally, anytime is a good time for sweats. Teddy’s look is seriously “Fresh Prince” and we love it.

Headsets

The Bunker Fred Armisen headset

Forget tiny Bluetooth headphones. We miss the days when making a call made you look like you were landing a space shuttle.

Lacoste Shirts

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With a color palette that would make Blossom jealous, Teddy Redbones’ polo makes his staff stand up and listen. (The Cajun accent also helps.) He might have a weird cry, but it’s his shirts that make our eyes water.

For more dope ’90s fashion, be sure to catch The Bunker when Documentary Now!’s 51st season premieres September 14th at 10P on IFC.

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Inauguration Alternative

Bill Murray On Repeat

It's a movie "Murray-thon" all-day Friday on IFC.

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Democrats, Republicans and Millennials agree: 2017 is shaping up to be a spectacle — a spectacle that really kicks into high gear this Friday with the presidential inauguration. Not only will the new POTUS swear in, but all the Country’s highest offices will be filled. It’s a daunting prospect, and to feel a little anxious about it is only normal. But if your anxiety is snowballing into panic, we have a solution:
Bill Murray.

He’s the human embodiment of a mental “Happy Place”, and there’s really no problem he can’t solve. So, with that in mind, how about we all set aside reality for a moment and let Bill take the pain away by imagining a top-shelf White House cabinet filled exclusively by his signature characters. Here are a few hypothetical appointments for your consideration…

Secretary of Defense:
Bill Murray from Stripes

His incompetence is balanced by charm, and dumb luck is inexplicably on his side. America could do worse.

Secretary of State:
Bill Murray from Lost In Translation

A seasoned globetrotter steeped in regional traditions who has the respect of the whole wide world. And he kills Costello in karaoke, which is very important.

Press Secretary:
Bill Murray from Ghostbusters

“Cats and dogs, living together. Mass hysteria.” Dude knows how to brief a room.

Secretary of Health and Human Services:
Bill Murray from What About Bob.

A doctor-approved people person who knows that progress is measured in baby steps.

Secretary of Energy:
Bill Murray from Groundhog Day

Let’s be honest, this world is going to need a lot of do-overs.

Feeling better? Hold on to that bliss. And enjoy a healthy alternative to the inauguration brouhaha with multiple Murrays all Friday long in an IFC movie marathon including Kingpin, Zombieland, Ghostbusters, and Ghostbusters II.

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Home Run

Hank Azaria Gets Thrown A Curve Ball

Brockmire Premieres April 5 at 10P

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Unless you’ve somehow missed every episode of the Simpsons since 1989, then surely you know that Hank Azaria is one of the most important character actors of our time. He’s so prolific and his voice is so dynamic that he’s responsible for more iconic personalities than most folks realize. Basically, he’s the great and powerful Oz — except that when you pull back the curtain the truth is actually more impressive. And now Hank is coming to IFC to bring yet another character to the TV pop culture hive mind in the new series Brockmire. Check out the trailer below.

Based on the following Funny or Die short and co-starring Amanda Peet, Brockmire follows the story of imploded major league sportscaster Jim Brockmire as he tries to resurrect his career by calling plays for a floundering minor league team in a podunk town.

The series is written by Joel Church-Cooper (Undateable) and produced by Funny or Die’s Mike Farah and Joe Farrell, meaning that there’s funny in front of the camera, funny behind the camera–funny all around. Sounds like a ball to us.

Brockmire premieres April 5 at 10P on IFC.

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Car Notes

Portlandia On People Who Can’t Park

Portlandia returns tonight at 10P on IFC.

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If flagrant bad parking takes nerve, then retaliatory note writing takes neuroses. Watch Fred and Carrie take passive aggression to next level in Car Notes, the new Portlandia web series presented by Subaru. The first episode is yours right here and now, and you can see every installment of Car Notes anytime online, on the IFC app and on demand.

Portlandia returns tonight at 10P on IFC.

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