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What to Watch on IFC: August 29 – September 4

What to Watch on IFC: August 29 – September 4 (photo)

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How did it get to be September already?! If you’re as taken aback as we are, you’ll want to curl up on the couch and ponder the passing of days. Or maybe make a fort and watch some quality programming. Either way, we have some shows to comfort and entertain you while hang out in sofa city.

Here’s what to watch this week on IFC:


Alicia Silverstone stars as the object of a lot of attention in “The Babysitter.” Based on a disturbing short story by Robert Coover, the drama presents a non-linear account of a perfectly mundane event: A couple calls for their babysitter. She arrives, they go out, her boyfriend comes over, and the weirdness begins. At 10: 05 p.m. ET.


Pick your color and tune into the adventures of Mr. Pink, Mr. Orange, Mr. White and more when “Reservoir Dogs” airs at 10 p.m. ET. The movie kick-started Quentin Tarantino’s career, so the least you can do is watch.


Rumor has it that Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio are working on a remake of “The Gambler.” To really impress your friends and have stuff to talk about over the walls of your cubicle, be sure to catch their earlier work, “The Aviator,” when it airs at 8 p.m. ET.


Nineties nostalgia is all the rage these days, so tune into one of the finest films from 1990 when Kid N’ Play’s “House Party” kicks into gear at 8 or 10 p.m. ET. Get your dance party going with our “Hour Party” playlist.


Hide your pipe, because we’re showing three episodes of the original Australian version of “Wilfred” beginning at 9:30 p.m. ET. Then, get your fake beards ready because a new episode of “Whisker Wars” starts at 11 p.m. ET.


Cancel all your plans now, because with “Meatballs,” “The Slums of Beverly Hills” and “House Party” playing back-to-back you’re never going to leave the house on Saturday. Fun starts at 4 p.m. ET.


Catch up on the bearded battles in a “Whisker Wars” marathon beginning at 2:30 p.m. ET.

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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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