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12 Days of Judd Apatow: Day 12 “Pineapple Express”

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As we wait patiently for The Larry Sanders Show and The Ben Stiller Show to join the roster of Judd Apatow’s greatest hits we play on our air, we’ve been counting down 12 Days of Judd Apatow. Today marks the last installment of our tribute to our beloved Patron Saint. We’ve looked at his career from Freaks and Geeks to Knocked Up to Superbad.

There were a lot of options for our final day’s homage to Judd Apatow. We could look at his recent production “Get Him To The Greek”, which reunited him with Russell Brand from Forgetting Sarah Marshall and Jonah Hill from Superbad. Or we could talk about “Funny People”, which is arguably his most personal film. He wrote, produced, and directed it and it starred his wife, Leslie Mann, Seth Rogen, and Adam Sandler. But, it was much more serious than one would suspect from the title, and we want to go out with a bang. Right: “Pineapple Express” it is.

In 2008, David Gordon Green directed and Judd Apatow produced “The Pineapple Express,” a stoner comedy starring Freaks and Geeks alumni Seth Rogen and James Franco. The film was written by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, who also wrote “Superbad.” Rogen is a process server who witnesses a murder and goes on the run withhis dealer, played by Franco. Here’s the trailer so you get the general plot of the film:

Is this the worst first impression on the girlfriend’s family ever?

Clearly this is the best use of a Daewoo Lanos ever:

James Franco + Seth Rogen + 227 + Ten Pounds of Pot = Comedy Gold:

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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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