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Watch Portlandia’s “Brunch Village” now in the Stream Room

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On the season finale of Portlandia, we saw the show’s co-creators Fred Armisen (Saturday Night Live) and Carrie Brownstein (Wild Flag, Sleater-Kinney) star as some of the series most beloved characters including their alter-egos Fred and Carrie waiting for the Mayor (Kyle Maclachlan) and extremely eco-conscious couple Peter and Nance and a bunch of our other favorite Portlandia residents waiting in line for the city’s most popular brunch spot and its world famous marionberry pancakes. The episode also featured a memorable appearance by Tim Robbins, a guest turn by Ed Begley, Jr. as a beleaguered diner owner, and a brilliant performance by Toni and Candace who did not appreciate the brunch line blocking their entrance. That’s what we saw when we watched the episode. And that’s what you can see now that we’ve put Brunch Village into our online streaming forum, the aptly named Stream Room.

So watch this clip starring Tim Robbins, then head to the Stream Room to watch the full episode of Portlandia’s “Brunch Village”:

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Portlandia returns to IFC with Winter in Portlandia on Friday, December 14th at 10:30/9:30c

Bill Murray in Ghostbusters II

Hopebusters, Too

Ghostbusters II Predicted the World Will End on Valentine’s Day 2016

Catch Ghostbusters II this month on IFC. Provided the world doesn't end, of course.

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Far be it from us to contradict Mr. Bill Murray, but a prediction made in a scene from one of his films is about to be put to the test. If you remember Ghostbusters II, then you know that at the beginning of the film, retired ‘buster Peter Venkman is the host of a chat show called World of the Psychic. According to a guest on the show, the world will end on February 14th, 2016 — this Valentine’s Day.

Now, before you start looting, keep in mind the source of this information is a tad unreliable. Elaine (played by Sid and Nancy star Chloe Webb) sits with Venkman and relates how she received this intel from an alien who may or may not have disguised a UFO to look like a Holiday Inn in Paramus. Let’s just hope she misheard, otherwise there will be some awkward date nights this year.

Check out the grim prognostication in the clip below. Hopefully the world will still be here when Ghostbusters II airs Monday, Feb. 15th and throughout the month on IFC.

Roseanne Barr, Patton Oswalt, Rose Byrne and more come to Portlandia for season three

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Guess what? Everyone’s favorite sketch comedy show Portlandia is almost back! Yep, in the words of Spyke: The hiatus is OVER, or it will be on Friday, January 4, 2013 at 10pm ET/PT, when we head back to Portlandia for the third season of the Emmy-nominated comedy series created by and starring Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein.

Joining the cast of beloved Portlandia characters for the third season of the hit sketch comedy show are some extra special guest stars. Helping make up the dreamy rendering of Portland, OR. this season are Roseanne Barr (Roseanne), Matt Berry (The IT Crowd), Rose Byrne (Damages, Bridesmaids), the band Dirty Projectors, Jim Gaffigan (Flight of the Conchords, Bored to Death), Bill Hader (Saturday Night Live), Juliette Lewis (“Conviction,” “Natural Born Killers”), Matt Lucas (Little Britain), J Mascis (Dinosaur Jr.), Bobby Moynihan (Saturday Night Live), tennis champion Martina Navratilova, Patton Oswalt (“Young Adult”) and George Wendt (Cheers).

They will be joined by Chloë Sevigny (American Horror Story, Big Love) who as previously announced will be moving in with Fred and Carrie as their new roommate, Alexandra. Some of Portlandia’s most memorable friends, including Jeff Goldblum (“Jurassic Park,” “Independence Day”), Kyle MacLachlan (Desperate Housewives, Twin Peaks) and Kumail Nanjiani (Franklin & Bash) will be returning for season three.

In addition to the premiere in January, fans will receive an early all-new pre-premiere episode Friday, December 14, 2012 at 10:30pm ET/PT, which will also be available on IFC.com, the Portlandia Facebook page and iTunes the next day. In this episode, Fred and Carrie reveal a Portlandia season fans have never seen before… wintertime.

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Portlandia returns to IFC with Winter in Portlandia on Friday, December 14th at 10:30/9:30c

Watch the book trailer for Portlandia: A Guide For Visitors

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We know that our favorite sketch comedy show Portlandia has made the city of Portland, Oregon, look pretty darn exciting what with all the mixology, scenic outdoor spaces, marionberry pancakes, live relaxing music, eco-conscious citizenry and incredibly polite society. So we’re not surprised that people want to visit the fair city’s feminist bookstores, local food establishments and fine retailers. We’re not surprised you want to visit and we’re here to help.

Introducing Portlandia: A Guide For Visitors, a comprehensive guide to all restaurants and food carts, including extensive use of symbols to signify Vegan, Freegan, Sea-gan, Wheelchair-Accessible, Skateboard-Accessible, Segway-Accessible, Clothing Optional, Polyamorous, LGBTQ, Dog-Friendly (No cats), Cat-Friendly (No dogs or mice) Mouse-Friendly (No cats or elephants), For Dogs (only), Regionally-Sourced Food, Regionally-Sourced Waitstaff, and House-Sourced Food (Born/dies on plate). You already know what hotel to stay at, where to hide and where to eat breakfast. This guidebook tells you the best of the rest. Be sure to check out a preview of the book here.

Portlandia: A Guide For Visitors, written by Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein, who know Portlandia best, is available wherever books are sold, including the following online retailers: Amazon.com, BN.com, and IndieBound.org. So come visit Portlandia, but bring your guidebook and don’t forget your bag.

Want to know more? Watch the book trailer:

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* Please note, and point out to your best friend, that this book is printed on 130% recycled paper in a peanut-free, smoke-free plant by local workers in a friendly and fair environment, free of sudden noises and unnatural light.

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Portlandia returns to IFC with Winter in Portlandia on Friday, December 14th at 10:30/9:30c

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