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Spotting Hitch: Where Can You Find Hitchcock’s Famous Cameos in the New Blu-ray Box Set?

Alfred Hitchcock

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“North by Northwest” (1959) – 00:02:01

Hitchcock can be seen narrowly missing the bus right after his directorial credit exits the screen.

“Psycho” (1960) – 00:05:46

Hitchcock can be seen dressed as Mrs. Bates… No, no, that’s just a little “Psycho” humor. Hitchcock can actually be seen sporting a cowboy hat and standing outside of Janet Leigh’s window as she arrives at the office.

“The Birds” (1963) – 00:02:32

Hitchcock can be seen, right near the beginning of “The Birds,” leaving Davidson’s Pet Shop with two dogs on leashes as Tippi Hedren enters the shop.

“Marnie” (1964) – 00:04:57

Hitchcock can be seen entering the hotel hallway on the left just after Tippi Hedren and the bellhop pass by his door.

“Torn Curtain” (1966) – 00:08:30

Hitchcock can be seen sitting in the hotel lobby with a baby. The director switches the baby from his right knee to his left knee before brushing off his pants.

“Topaz” (1969) – 00:33:23

Hitchcock can be seen, with his back to camera, being pushed through the airport terminal in a wheelchair. When the wheelchair stops, Hitch gets up, shakes hands with a man in a suit, and walks off screen.

“Frenzy” (1972) – 00:03:28 & 00:04:18

Hitchcock can be seen, wearing a bowler hat, standing in the middle of an applauding crowd. Hitch is the one with the scowl on his face, clearly not applauding. He can also be seen nearly a minute later in a crowd, to the right of a woman in a green dress, right after the victim washes up on the shore.

“Family Plot” (1976) – 00:40:03

Hitchcock’s trademark silhouette can be seen behind the door of the Registrar of Births & Deaths. The frosted glass gives this Hitch sighting an ominous feel.

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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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