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“Toy Story 3” Director Rocks “Win, Lose, Or Draw”

“Toy Story 3” Director Rocks “Win, Lose, Or Draw” (photo)

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“Toy Story 3” director Lee Unkrich must have lost a bet. That’s was my first thought when I saw this tweet yesterday afternoon:

“Video facts: 1) I was 20 years old 2) I was plump 3) I was coerced into buying that sweater by the show’s producers…

The link takes you to this video: college student Unkrich appearing on the classic early ’90s game show “Win, Lose or Draw:”

It’s a strong episode, with celebrity guests Pat McCormick, Paul Williams, Donna Pescow and Edie McClurg, who later went on two appear in two Pixar films that Unkrich helped edit, “A Bug’s Life” and “Cars.” Unkrich also tweeted that he’s told McClurg about their shared history but that she doesn’t really remember it.

Unkrich did lose a bet, in a matter of speaking. Or maybe he won it. Oh, let’s call it a draw. He’d vowed to post “an embarrassing old video” when he reached 100,000 Twitter followers. Today was the day and Unkrich was a man of his word. And his Cosby sweater.

Actually if you watch the whole thing (and I highly encourage you do), the video’s not that embarrassing. Yes, he’s a little chunky. Yes, the sweater is terrible. But he does win the game, he’s a sketching savant, and he absolutely slaughters the bonus round, plowing through tough clues like tonsil, throne, and pelican. Plus, when host Bert Convy asks him what he does, and he explains that he’s student at USC, he gets to drop this little prophetic nugget: “I plan on eventually studying film. I’d like to be a filmmaker.”

Since it seems like fun — and since I’m impossibly far from that milestone — I will make the same wager: if I get 100,000 followers on Twitter, I’ll post an embarrassing video of myself on YouTube. And, in fact, I’m so confident I will never have to pay up on this bet, I will put up multiple ones if I do, including a high school musical performance, my first video piece for IFC (which is so bad I’ve previously vowed never to let any human see it ever again), and my own appearance on a ’90s game show. Go ahead, readers. I dare you to make me do it.

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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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