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Fred and Carrie’s Reddit AMA Is One for the History Books

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Fred and Carrie went over to Reddit this morning to talk about the new season of Portlandia in one of the site’s epic Q&A sessions. The AMA started out normally enough with people asking questions about the show, acting, and catchphrases, but quickly got weirder:

Do people yell cacao at you in the streets?

Fred: ALL. THE. TIME. It’s actually very nice, very sweet. People will also post photos on instagram just saying Cacao. Like, all the time.

Carrie: It’s true!

What would it take to get a Liz and Liz Publizity crossover with Toni and Candice at Women and Women First?

Carrie: We’d do it in a second! Toni & Candice want to do publicity for those guys.
Fred: Yeah, they would want to be their publicists.

Once I was in a high school play and I had the opening monologue. I forgot all of the words and it was awful. Has anything like that ever happened to either of you?

Fred: I was never asked to do a monologue at your school, so… But I’m open to doing it.

Will catnap be making a comeback this season?

Fred: No, they don’t appear this season, but someday we’ll do it again.
Carrie: In 10 years they’ll do a reunion tour, and Sleater-Kinney will open.

If I saw you on the street and confessed my love for you, would it creep you out?

Carrie: If it involved bodily fluids, yes. Otherwise, no.

If Nina were to be proposed to by Lance, how would Nina prefer it to be done?

Fred: Coincidentally, this is something that happens in season 5. And I’ll just say that it’s all about… making a video of a proposal.

If you had to be neighbors with one or two of the show’s characters, who would you like to be neighbors with and why?

Carrie: I’d like to be neighbors with Cath & Dave so that… they could criticize the paint on my house and the quality of my fence and we could argue with heated yard signs.

Who do you think is the sexiest Trailblazer?

Fred: Robin Lopez.
Carrie: I agree with Fred. Robin Lopez.

Then things got a little weird:

Fred, how was filming Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee with Seinfeld? Where did the “going to the toilet while the other person’s answering the question” came from? It was one of the funniest shows, and I’m actually curious about the coffee you drank, because Seinfeld said it was the best coffee he ever had

Fred: Can I put up a question for the /r/science section? Do we know more about history now or did they know more about history better back then because they were closer to the time? In other words, what was a history lesson like in the year 1450? Like, do we know more because we’ve unearthed more FACT, or did they know more because they were closer to the time?

I’ll just leave that out there.

And it got weirder until Carrie had to finally cut off debate by saying, “Guys, this is…whistle”.

Read the entire AMA here.

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Portlandia returns to IFC on Thursday, Jan. 8 at 10p

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Holiday Extra Special

Make The Holidays ’80s Again

Enjoy the holiday cheer Wednesday December 21 at 10P on IFC.

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Whatever happened to the kind of crazy-yet-cozy holiday specials that blanketed the early winter airwaves of the 1980s? Unceremoniously killed by infectious ’90s jadedness? Slow fade out at the hands of early-onset millennial ennui? Whatever the reason, nixing the tradition was a huge mistake.

A huge mistake that we’re about to fix.

Announcing IFC’s Joe’s Pub Presents: A Holiday Special, starring Tony Hale. It’s a celeb-studded extravaganza in the glorious tradition of yesteryear featuring Bridget Everett, Jo Firestone, Nick Thune, Jen Kirkman, house band The Dap-Kings, and many more. And it’s at Joe’s Pub, everyone’s favorite home away from home in the Big Apple.

The yuletide cheer explodes Wednesday December 21 at 10P. But if you were born after 1989 and have no idea what void this spectacular special is going to fill, sample from this vintage selection of holiday hits:

Andy Williams and The NBC Kids Search For Santa

The quintessential holiday special. Get snuggly and turn off your brain. You won’t need it.

A Muppet Family Christmas

The Fraggles. The Muppets. The Sesame Street gang. Fate. The Jim Henson multiverse merges in this warm and fuzzy Holiday gathering.

Julie Andrews: The Sound Of Christmas

To this day a foolproof antidote to holiday cynicism. It’s cheesy, but a good cheese. In this case an Alpine Gruyère.

Star Wars Holiday Special

Okay, busted. This one was released in 1978. Still totally ’80s though. And yes that’s Bea Arthur.

Pee Wee’s Playhouse Christmas Special

Pass the eggnog, and make sure it’s loaded. This special is everything you’d expect it to be and much, much more.

Joe’s Pub Presents: A Holiday Special premieres Wednesday December 21 at 10P on IFC.

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It Ain't Over Yet

A Guide to Coping with the End of Comedy Bang! Bang!

Watch the final episodes tonight at 11 and 11:30P on IFC.

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After five seasons and 110 halved-hour episodes, Scott Aukerman’s hipster comedy opus, Comedy Bang! Bang!, has come to an end. Fridays at 11 and 11:30P will never be the same. We know it can be hard for fans to adjust after the series finale of their favorite TV show. That’s why we’ve prepared this step-by-step guide to managing your grief.

Step One: Cry it out

It’s just natural. We’re sad too.
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Step Two: Read the CB!B! IMDB Trivia Page

The show is over and it feels like you’ve lost a friend. But how well did you really know this friend? Head over to Comedy Bang! Bang!’s IMDB page to find out some things you may not have known…like that it’s “based on a Civil War battle of the same name” or that “Reggie Watts was actually born with the name Theodore Leopold The Third.”

Step Three: Listen to the podcast

One fascinating piece of CB!B! trivia that you might not learn from IMDB is that there’s a podcast that shares the same name as the TV show. It’s even hosted by Scott Aukerman! It’s not exactly like watching the TV show on a Friday night, but that’s only because each episode is released Monday morning. If you close your eyes, the podcast is just like watching the show with your eyes closed!

Step Four: Watch brand new CB!B! clips?!

The best way to cope with the end of Comedy Bang! Bang! is to completely ignore that it’s over — because it’s not. In an unprecedented move, IFC is opening up the bonus CB!B! content vault. There are four brand new, never-before-seen sketches featuring Scott Aukerman, Kid Cudi, and “Weird Al” Yankovic ready for you to view on the IFC App. There’s also one right here, below this paragraph! Watch all four b-b-bonus clips and feel better.

Binge the entire final season, plus exclusive sketches, right now on the IFC app.

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Everybody Sweats Now

The Four-Day Sweatsgiving Weekend On IFC

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This long holiday weekend is your time to gobble gobble gobble and give heartfelt thanks—thanks for the comfort and forgiveness of sweatpants. Because when it comes right down to it, there’s nothing more wholesome and American than stuffing yourself stupid and spending endless hours in front of the TV in your softest of softests.

So get the sweats, grab the remote and join IFC for four perfect days of entertainment.

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It all starts with a 24-hour T-day marathon of Rocky Horror Picture Show, then continues Friday with an all-day binge of Stan Against Evil.

By Saturday, the couch will have molded to your shape. Which is good, because you’ll be nestled in for back-to-back Die Hard and Lethal Weapon.

Finally, come Sunday it’s time to put the sweat back in your sweatpants with The Shining, The Exorcist, The Chronicles of Riddick, Terminator 2, and Blade: Trinity. They totally count as cardio.

As if you need more convincing, here’s Martha Wash and the IFC&C Music Factory to hammer the point home.

The Sweatsgiving Weekend starts Thursday on IFC

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