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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.


Rev Up

Your Portlandia Personality Test

The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.


Give Back

Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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It’s the final countdown to Christmas and thanks to IFC’s movie marathon all Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, you can revel in classic ’80s films AND find inspiration for your last-minute gifts. Here are our recommendations, if you need a head start:

Musical Instrument

Great analog entertainment substitute when you refuse to give your kid the Nintendo Switch they’ve been drooling over.

Breakfast In Bed

Any significant other or child would appreciate these Uncle Buck-approved flapjacks. Just make sure you’re not stuck on clean up duty.

Cocktail Supplies

You’ll need them to get through the holidays.

Dance Lessons

So you can learn to shake-shake-shake (unless you know ghosts willing to lend a hand).

Comfy Clothes

With all the holiday meals, there may be some…embigenning.

Get even more great inspiration all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC, and remember…


A-O Rewind

Celebrating Portlandia One Sketch at a Time

The final season of Portlandia approaches.

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Most people measure time in minutes, hours, days, years…At IFC, we measure it in sketches. And nothing takes us way (waaaaaay) back like Portlandia sketches. Yes, there’s a Portlandia milepost from every season that changed the way we think, behave, and pickle things. In honor of Portlandia’s 8th and final season, Subaru presents a few of our favorites.


Put A Bird On It

Portlandia enters the pop-culture lexicon and inspires us to put birds on literally everything.

Colin the Chicken

Who’s your chicken, really? Behold the emerging locavore trend captured perfectly to the nth degree.

Dream Of The ’90s

This treatise on Portland made it clear that “the dream” was alive and well.

No You Go

We Americans spend most of our lives in cars. Fortunately, there’s a Portlandia sketch for every automotive situation.

A-O River!

We learned all our outdoor survival skills from Kath and Dave.

One More Episode

The true birth of binge watching, pre-Netflix. And what you’ll do once Season 8 premieres.

Catch up on Portlandia’s best moments before the 8th season premieres January 18th on IFC.