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Watch Portlandia stars Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein visit an activist bookstore

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Out of all the characters in Portlandia there is something truly special about feminist bookstore owners Toni and Candace. Whether they are reminding Steve Buscemi about their bathroom policy, running a journaling group with Heather Graham, “helping” Audrey Plaza find the obscure texts on her reading list or confronting tennis champion Martina Navratilova over a mediocre Yelp review, Toni and Candace are some of the most outspoken members of the Portlandia community. So we weren’t surprised when Vulture asked Portlandia stars and co-creators Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein to head over to NYC feminist bookstore Bluestockings with podcaster/comedian extraordinaire Julie Klausner (who we consider an old friend since she hosted a Portlandia event at the Paley Center last year) and try to recreate some of the magic and maybe buy a vagina pillow or two.

Watch as Fred and Carrie peruse vegan cookbooks, study activist literature, admit that carrying around Howard Zinn books makes you look smart and make you wish you were on Carrie’s Christmas gift list. Then, download Julie’s Podcast, “How Was Your Week,” or subscribe on iTunes here and be sure to tune in to a new episode of Portlandia on Friday at 10/9c:

Want the latest news from Portlandia? Like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter@ifcPortlandia and use the hashtag #portlandia.

Portlandia airs on IFC on Fridays at 10/9c

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Art of the Spoof

Watch Johnny Depp, Jack McBrayer, Patton Oswalt and More in Funny or Die’s Donald Trump Biopic

Johnny Depp just got very classy.

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We’re barely halfway through February, but this year’s Too Many Cooks Award for the most bizarre comedy project is already a lock. Blindsiding the world with greatness without any warning, Funny or Die released a 50-minute Donald Trump parody starring an unrecognizable Johnny Depp as Donny.

Ron Howard introduces this “lost” 1988 TV movie adaptation of Trump’s how-to manual The Art of the Deal produced with the retro quality of a Wendy’s training video. Along for the big hair and shoulder pads flashback are Patton Oswalt, Alfred Molina, Todd Margaret‘s Jack McBrayer, Andy Richter, Rob Huebel, Jason Mantzoukas, Paul Scheer, and Michaela Watkins as Ivana — as well as many Reagan-era surprises like a cameo from that loveable cat eater ALF and a theme song by Kenny Loggins.

Much like Eric Jonrosh of The Spoils Before Dying and The Spoils of Babylon fame, “Trump” writes, directs, and narrates his own epic tale of real estate wheelings-and-dealings. Check out the trailer below, and head over to Funny or Die to watch the full Donald Trump’s The Art of the Deal movie before the real Donald sics his army of lawyers on Will Ferrell and company. (For more bizarro Johnny Depp characters, be sure to catch Charlie and the Chocolate Factory this month on IFC.)

Kumail Nanjiani visits Portlandia’s tiniest house

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During his travelogue series, Kumail Tours Portlandia, comic and Portlandia’s resident customer service expert, Kumail Nanjiani, has seen a lot of hot spots around the city of Portland, including a home for wayward chickens, a tattoo parlor and, of course, a certain feminist bookstore. But during this installment, Kumail — and his able assistant Jedadiah Aaker– finds what he believes to be the geographical, emotional and spiritual heart of the city of Portland. So what lies at the very heart of Portlandia? A very tiny house.

Watch as Kumail finds out what life in a tiny house is like and be sure to tune in to a new episode of Portlandia on Friday at 10/9c:

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Want the latest news from Portlandia? Like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter@ifcPortlandia and use the hashtag #portlandia.

Portlandia airs on IFC on Fridays at 10/9c

Here’s an important Nerd PSA from Portlandia

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During Friday’s brand new episode of Portlandia, we interrupted your regularly scheduled viewing of your favorite sketch comedy show with an important message from the Portland Nerd Council. While we know that Portlandia is the land where all the hot girls wear glasses, merely wearing glasses does not make you a nerd. Neither does watching the X-Men movies on Netflix or knowing that the “Jonah Hex” movie sucked or admiring an Adrian Tomine New Yorker cover or looking forward to seeing Benedict Cumberbatch as a “Star Trek” villain. Real nerds know what red shirting is, they know who the best Dr. Who is, they go to midnight screenings of “The Avengers” in full costume, they get tans only by going eventing and they wear glasses because they need them to see in Skyrim and in the real world. In short: If you’re not a nerd, don’t call yourself one.

Watch this important public service announcement and be sure to tune in to a new episode of Portlandia on Friday at 10/9c:

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Want the latest news from Portlandia? Like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter@ifcPortlandia and use the hashtag #portlandia.

Portlandia airs on IFC on Fridays at 10/9c

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