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What to Watch on IFC: October 18-October 24

What to Watch on IFC: October 18-October 24 (photo)

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Do you hate Mondays? I bet you like lasagna, too. And maybe you have an enemy named Nermal? You’re not alone. Here at IFC we are working hard to make everyday less like Monday and more like Sunday when the comics are in color and The Whitest Kids U’Know are taking over your television set.

So what’s on the schedule this week? Well, Indie Screams continues throughout the month of October. Every weeknight at midnight (eastern) we will do our best to scare the pants off of you. To help celebrate the spooky season, we are playing horror film trivia every day at 2 p.m. ET on Twitter. Adding to the exciting schedule, each Friday we have a brand new episode of The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret (a show Salon called the best pilot of the fall season) and we’re still showing Judd Apatow’s Freaks & Geeks. So even if Mondays aren’t your cup of tea, the rest of the week is looking pretty good.

Here’s what to watch this week:

Monday

Watch Monty Python: Live at the Hollywood Bowl at 8:25 p.m. ET. It’s a collection of hilarious skits and some of the most famous of the Pythoners bits filmed live in Los Angeles in 1982. Need a reminder of the classic routines of Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin? Here are our five favorite Monty Python sketches.

Tuesday

As part of Indie Screams we are showing Broken Lizard’s Club Dread at midnight (eastern). While it’s no Evil Dead 2, our love of Broken Lizard’s comedic horror spoof is well documented. (Go ahead and read it, we’ll wait.) If you missed it the last time we showed the film, now is your chance to know what we mean when we say, “PEEN-A-LOPE”.

Wednesday

Um, demon-possessed big rigs? We’re so there. Watch Stephen King’s directorial debut as he tackles cranky semi trucks in Maximum Overdrive at midnight.

Thursday

Please step away from the hamburger. We’re showing Richard Linklater’s interpretation of Eric Schlosser’s Fast Food Nation at 8 p.m. ET. The all-star cast (Ethan Hawke! Greg Kinnear! Patricia Arquette!) helps put a pretty face on the ugly side underbelly of America’s love of quick serve restaurants and Happy Meals.

Friday

It’s Todd Margaret Day! Catch the fourth installment of The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret and witness his magical ability to make the worst possible choice in every scenario. Then stick around to watch Man vs. Mutant in Wes Craven’s The Hills Have Eyes 2.

Saturday

Mind your ears and your money, we’re showing Reservoir Dogs at 8 p.m. ET. Even if you have seen it before, watch again because maybe this time you can figure out what the heck is in that briefcase.

Sunday

Guillermo Del Toro’s dark fairytale Pan’s Labyrinth is not for the kiddies. However it is for anyone who loves the lush, strange, and phantasmagorical. The movie follows a young girl and her strange journeys in a magical world set against the backdrop of the Spanish Civil War. The movie airs at 8:15 p.m. ET.

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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…