Your daily dose of cute from Portlandia director Jonathan Krisel


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Fun fact about the internet: There is no such thing as too many Maru videos, LOLcats or corgi memes. It’s true. Here’s another fun fact: Looking at adorable animal videos has been scientifically proven to be help work place productivity. Fact! You can’t argue with science. So don’t even bother trying to justify your slow loris or fennec fox or shih tzu-video watching behavior when your boss busts you watching cuddly baby goat videos in your cubicle. Instead just send the boss a link to The Atlantic along with a video link to a pink piglet in rain boots or, say, a video of a kid riding a pug into internet superstardom. You see when Portlandia director Jonathan Krisel sent us this incredibly adorable video of his cheek-pinchingly cute kid riding an equally adorable pug he was doing a public service. Consider it his part in boosting the nation’s economy.

Watch repeatedly, you know, for the economy.

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Portlandia returns to IFC in January 2013

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Spirit Guide

Check Out the Spirit Awards Nominees for Best Male and Female Leads

Catch the 2016 Spirit Awards live Feb. 27th at 5P ET/2P PT on IFC.

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From Jason Segel’s somber character study of author David Foster Wallace, to Brie Larson’s devastating portrayal of a mother in captivity, the 2016 Spirit Awards nominees for Best Male and Female Leads represent the finest in the year of film acting. Take a look at the Best Male and Female Leads in action, presented by Jaguar.

Best Male Lead 

Christopher Abbott, James White
Abraham Attah, Beasts of No Nation
Ben Mendelsohn, Mississippi Grind
Jason Segel, The End of the Tour
Koudous Seihon, Mediterranea

Watch more Male Lead nominee videos here.

Best Female Lead 

Cate Blanchett, Carol
Brie Larson, Room
Rooney Mara, Carol
Bel Powley, The Diary of A Teenage Girl
Kitana Kiki Rodriguez, Tangerine

Watch more Female Lead nominee videos here.

Take Portlandia Season Two Home Today On Blu-ray and DVD


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Aw remember the glory of Portlandia’s second season? It started with a mixed drink that Andy Samberg made for Carrie Brownstein. He made her a mixed drink, so he made her a mixed tape. Unfortunately he had moved to California and only Carrie and Fred Armisen could save him and bring him back to Portlandia where he belongs. Then it ended with Fred and Carrie waiting in line for brunch, waiting for Mayor Kyle Maclachlan to kayak his way over, and Tim Robbins meting out judgment to line skippers (we’re looking at you Nance) and Ed Begley Jr. just wants people to try his diner and Candace and Toni are mad about people blocking the door to Women and Women First and, man, is it hard to get marionberry pancakes in this town. Those were good times.

Now you can relive all your favorite moments whenever you want however often you want because Portlandia’s second season is now available on DVD and Blu-ray. The DVD and Blu-ray is packed with more bonus features than a bike mover can transport in a day. Along with all the episodes from season two the discs come with commentary from Fred, Carrie and director Jonathan Krisel over four episodes. Plus, you’ll also get behind-the-scenes footage and highlights from Portlandia: The Tour and a peek at the making of the show as well as deleted scenes. Also on the Blu ray/DVD are two specials, both “The Brunch Village: Director’s Cut” and an “Introduction to Portlandia.” Go buy them for everyone you know and love today!

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Watch Fred Armisen play Penny Marshall


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As we count down to the Emmy Awards, which are happening September 23rd, we are looking back at some of our favorite moments from the Emmy nominated second season of Portlandia. There was the Dream of the 1890s, the Battlestar Galactica episode, Kristen Wiig as the best catnapper around, the Brunch Special with Tim Robbins, and, of course, Andy Samberg as the world’s best mixologist. And hey remember that time when Penny Marshall stopped by everyone’s favorite feminist bookstore in Portlandia? Here’s the clip, as a reminder:

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Good times were had and classic comedy was made. Now, Fred Armisen has re-payed the favor by helping Ms. Marshall promote her brand new memoir, My Mother Was Nuts. How exactly does Fred help out? By reviving his stellar and infamous Penny Marshall impression in the trailer for her new book, which hits shelves September 18th.

Watch and learn:

Portlandia comes back in January, but not if you have Dish Network. Call 855-2-DROP-DISH to find a new cable provider.

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