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Fred Armisen Loves His Flamethrower in Staten Island Summer Trailer

Staten Island Summer

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Netflix has already emerged as a big player in television comedy thanks to the Bluth family and female prisoners, but they haven’t quite broken through with feature-length productions just yet. They’re working on that, though, and they have a tool of ultimate power at their disposal: Fred Armisen with a flamethrower.

The trailer for Staten Island Summer was released yesterday, in which Armisen’s character tells the young man, played by The Good Wife‘s Graham Phillips, that college is a scam “for dum-dums.” The jumpsuit-wearing pyromaniac later tells an even younger kid about the ABC’s of handling a flamethrower: “Always Be Safe.”

SNL patriarch Lorne Michaels is the film’s producer, and he brought along pretty much everybody who has worked for him at NBC over the past five years: Aside from Armisen, the supporting cast features Bobby Moynihan, Kate McKinnon (star of the Above Average/Comedy Crib series Notary Publix), Mike O’Brien, Will Forte, Cecily Strong and Colin Jost, who also wrote the movie. Method Man, Jim Gaffigan and Jackson Nicoll, the rambunctious tyke from Bad Grandpa, round out the cast

Staten Island Summer will begin streaming on Netflix on July 31st, but in the meantime, revel in Armisen losing his arson-oriented mind in the trailer below.

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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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