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’90s Fashions From “The Bunker” That Should Come Back

Flashback to the '90s when Documentary Now! returns to IFC on September 14th at 10P.

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Documentary Now! is going back to the Dial-Up Decade with “The Bunker,” a look at the heated 1992 Ohio Governor race that perfectly channels the era of colorful sweaters and giant Zack Morris cellphones.

Here are some trends from “The Bunker,” which premieres September 14th at 10P on IFC, that we hope will come back:

Leather Jackets

The Bunker jacket

Alvin “Boy Hunk of the Beltway” Panagoulious (Fred Armisen) proves that your leather jacket can never be too big. And don’t forget the giant pastel tie. Dad’s closet is suddenly the trendiest boutique in town.

Shoulder Pads

The Bunker shoulder pads

This debate moderator demonstrates that nothing says “business casual” like shoulder pads big enough to put your rival’s eye out.

Giant Cellphones

The Bunker cellphone

Sure, you can play Pokémon Go while Googling “Documentary Now! new episodes” on your iPhone. But as smooth operator Alvin Panagoulious knows, you’re not going to score “10s” unless you’re yelling important stuff into a blocky brick of a cellphone.


The Bunker Bill Hader Denim

The “Mississippi Machiavelli” himself Teddy Redbones (Bill Hader) is proof that the best thing any of us can wear is attitude. And the second best thing is a jean jacket over some jeans. No one ever went wrong with denim on denim.

Brightly Colored Sweats

Doc Now Bunker Bill Hader Windbreaker

Whether it’s at the gym or a political rally, anytime is a good time for sweats. Teddy’s look is seriously “Fresh Prince” and we love it.


The Bunker Fred Armisen headset

Forget tiny Bluetooth headphones. We miss the days when making a call made you look like you were landing a space shuttle.

Lacoste Shirts


With a color palette that would make Blossom jealous, Teddy Redbones’ polo makes his staff stand up and listen. (The Cajun accent also helps.) He might have a weird cry, but it’s his shirts that make our eyes water.

For more dope ’90s fashion, be sure to catch The Bunker when Documentary Now!’s 51st season premieres September 14th at 10P on IFC.

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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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