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Recommended: Will Ferrell and Adam McKay Celebrate IMDb

Recommended: Will Ferrell and Adam McKay Celebrate IMDb (photo)

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As part of its 20th anniversary, the Internet Movie Database has been presenting a series of exclusive interviews with actors and filmmakers about their work, careers and, yes, how much they love IMDb. Turns out Kevin Spacey really digs it, though it sounds to me like Oliver Stone might think IMDb is actually a person. Most of them have been a lot of fun — I particularly enjoyed hearing Jesse Eisenberg of “The Social Network” describe IMDb as “a singular site doing something that no other site does and you guys I’m sure will have a movie one day about the lawsuit that came out of the creation of” — but the best so far came out over the weekend, when “Anchorman” and “The Other Guys” masterminds Adam McKay and Will Ferrell popped up to celebrate our favorite movie site’s china anniversary by making fun of it. As in all the previous IMDb anniversay interviews, the pair was asked a series of serious questions. McKay and Ferrell promptly ignored them and proceeded directly to the silliness. As in this exchange about whether the “internet revolution” has changed the movie industry for better or worse:

Adam McKay: Very technical question.

Will Ferrell: Yeah. Well, without the “intranet,” as I like it call it…

AM: That’s not the correct word though.

WF: I know. It’s my flair, it’s kind of my thing I bring to the table.

AM: But you know it’s wrong.

WF: I don’t know if it’s wrong. I don’t know if it’s right…

AM: But definitively it is. That’s not the word.

Look, I’m on record as a McKay-Ferrell apologist. I would pay to watch these guys order lunch. And they’ve done commentary tracks together that are essentially extended improv sessions (if you’ve never listened to the one on the “Step Brothers” DVD, McKay, Ferrell, and co-star and co-writer John C. Reilly sing the entire thing, completely off-the-cuff, with musical accompaniment by composer Jon Brion). But watching this clip, I really wonder why McKay always finds someone else to play Ferrell’s wingman instead of just doing it himself. He’s comfortable in front of the camera and their onscreen chemistry is as good as Tracy and Hepburn (improvisationally speaking course). This needs to happen.

In the meantime, do go over to IMDb, and watch all 227 glorious seconds of the interview. And stick around for the rest of the series if you haven’t been watching them; they’re quite good. With all this cooked up for the 20th anniversary I can’t wait to see what they do next year for IMDb’s 21st, when the site’s legally old enough to drink. It’s going to be saucy.

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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

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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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Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

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

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