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Bob Sagat = funny. No, we’re being serious.

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050405_sagetWe’d always assumed, when we heard tales that Bob Saget was really a foul-mouthed bastard behind the "Full House" rictus smile, that it was a sort of grand pop culture urban legend. But a quick search of Snopes.com for La Saget only turns up this old rumor (Status: Undetermined) about Alanis Morissette and Dave Coulier.

Apparently, in "The Aristocrats," that Sundance doc of dozens of famous comedians telling the same dirty vaudeville joke, each giving it their own personal touches (we’ve linked to this before, but here is a video clip of the "South Park" rendition, which is apparently also included in the film, and which, unless you have headphones or an extremely tolerant office, is NSFW), Saget manages to come up with one of the filthiest versions in the film.

Saget’s in New York doing an off-Broadway play, "Privilege," which was written by Paul Weitz, director of "American Pie" and "About a Boy." He gives an interview in the New York Observer about the play, and about having made a career based on pretending to be squeaky clean.

In comedy circles, there’s a famous Saget story about the night his first daughter was born. After a very difficult birth, during which Sherri Saget and her baby almost died, a friend showed up to find Mr. Saget looking utterly destroyed, unshaven, unrecognizable, but holding his newborn.

"Oh my God, Bob, she’s beautiful," the friend said.

"For a dollar, you can finger her," Mr. Saget replied.

"This story continually comes back to me," he said, groaning. "Oh boy, I was a wreck,  and I was just operating on whatever sick mode I’m always in anyway. I don’t remember, but I don’t think a dollar is enough money for something that crosses the line that much. I would have said $5."

Having watched far too much of Saget being the only one laughing at his own terrible, cheesy jokes on "America’s Funniest Home Videos" as a young ‘un, we’re still a little in shock from the interview. But you should certainly read it. And "The Aristocrats" is being released by ThinkFilm, NY/LA July 29th, limited nationwise August 12th.

You know who else is funny? That Stephen Colbert. The New York Times reports on how he’s getting his own fake cable news show to follow "The Daily Show," in the style of "The O’Reilly Factor": "It will be called ‘The Colbert Report’ – though, if Mr. Colbert has his
way, the announcer will pronounce it with a faux-French accent: The co-BEAR ra-PORE."

+ Bob Saget’s Full Mouth (NY Observer)
+ ‘Daily Show’ Personality Gets His Own Platform (NY Times)

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Final Countdown

The Best Of The Last

Portlandia Goes Out With A Bang

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The end is near. In mere days Portlandia wraps up its final season, and oh what a season it’s been. Lucky for you, you can watch the entire season right now right here and on the IFC app, including this free episode courtesy of Subaru.

But now, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the new classics Fred and Carrie have so thoughtfully bestowed upon us. (We’ll be looking back through tear-blurred eyes, but you do you.)

Couples Dinner

It’s not that being single sucks, it’s that you suck if you’re single.

Cancel it!

A sketch for anyone who has cancelled more appointments than they’ve kept. Which is everyone.

Forgotten America

This one’s a “Serial” killer…everything both right and wrong about true crime podcasts.

Wedding Planners

The only bad wedding is a boring wedding.

Disaster Hut

It’s only the end of the world if your doomsday kit doesn’t include rosé.

Catch up on Portlandia’s final episodes on demand and at IFC.com

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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.

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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…