Season 6, Episode 4: Weirdos Go to the Beach

Freak Show

The 5 Freakiest Portlandia Characters

Catch up on Portlandia season six right now on and the IFC app.

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With the season finale of Portlandia about to set loose a rampaging Noodle Monster on the residents of Portland, we thought we’d take a look back at some of the freakiest, creepiest and downright scariest characters to ever pop up on the show. Then again, with their blank-eyed commitment to artisanal twee living, most Portlandians freak us out a little bit. And that’s why we love them.

5. Bryce Shivers and Lisa Eversman

IFC Originals

IFC Originals

If you’ve got a dead pet, or even just some sweet looking road kill, the good folks at Dead Pets will knock it back into shape for you. With their toothy grins and dapper duds, these two feel less like the proprietors of a mom-and-pop shop, and more like the owners of the Bates Hotel. Just remember they don’t work with sleeping pets, or fake pets. Just dead pets!

4. Radu

IFC Originals

IFC Originals

Glenn Danzig himself stopped by this season to remind Portlandia‘s resident Weirdos that a little beach time is good for the soul. Playing Radu, a Transylvanian with a superior knowledge of beach gear, Danzig brings a threatening vibe to this mysterious man in black. Even in PacSun shorts and reminding us that sometimes to have a good time you have to dress a little lame, Radu still managed to set off our freak radar.

3. Confused Ghosts

IFC Originals

IFC Originals

What’s scarier than housesitting a creepy old mansion, only to find you’re being haunted by a malevolent ghost? Well, what if that ghost was a misinformed, know-it-all who got all their news by half listening to MSNBC? That living nightmare came to life in the Season 4 premiere, as guest star Kirsten Dunst was subjected to two ghosts who nitpicked everything little thing she did. “Sitting is bad for you.” “I read it in the New York Times.” “Standing’s bad for you too.” “NPR!” Oh, the horror! The smug horror!

2. Gathy

IFC Originals

IFC Originals

No one plays intensely crazy better than Kristen Wiig. With her bug-eyed madness and way with a gun, she got to play the living embodiment of the fan whose favorite band suddenly went mainstream. All of a sudden you have to share them with a bunch of stupid jocks and dumb bimbos. The horrors! Well, Gathy with a “G” isn’t going to let that happen. Not again. Not after Pink slipped away from her. Not to Cat Nap, her favorite music trio featuring a live cat. They are staying in Portland. Forever!

1. The Weirdos Vince and Jacqulin

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Whether it’s at the beach or bringing in Paul Reubens to defend their lifestyle, the Weirdos let their freak flag fly in every occasion.

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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.

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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