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5 Characters We Hope to See When Bill Hader Hosts SNL on Oct. 11


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The upcoming season of SNL is looking promising, thanks in no small part to the talent they’ve tapped to host so far. Bill Hader is slated to return to 30 Rock to host on October 11th. To say we’re excited is an understatement; our love for Bill runs deep and we can’t wait to see who, if any, of his famous characters he brings out for the occasion.

Here are 5 of Hader’s hilarious portrayals that we hope to see.

5. James Carville

There’s a LOT going on in politics right now, and who better to share his expert opinion on Washington than The Ragin’ Cajun, James Carville? No one, that’s who.

4. Vincent Price

Considering it’s so close to Halloween, we think this would be an opportune moment to bring back Vincent Price.

3. Game Show Host

Hader was often the go-to for a faux game show host. It’s not often he’s playing the straight man, and when he does, he’s always trying not to break and start laughing.

2. Stefon

We can all but guarantee the fan favorite will make a reappearance on “Weekend Update,” but the question is how will he take to someone other than Seth at the desk?

1. The President of Hollywood

OK, this wasn’t an SNL character, but The President of Hollywood is one of the funniest things we’ve ever seen Hader do. A faux roast on SNL with his showing up would be epic.

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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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