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Fred and Carrie’s Reddit AMA Is One for the History Books


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Fred and Carrie went over to Reddit this morning to talk about the new season of Portlandia in one of the site’s epic Q&A sessions. The AMA started out normally enough with people asking questions about the show, acting, and catchphrases, but quickly got weirder:

Do people yell cacao at you in the streets?

Fred: ALL. THE. TIME. It’s actually very nice, very sweet. People will also post photos on instagram just saying Cacao. Like, all the time.

Carrie: It’s true!

What would it take to get a Liz and Liz Publizity crossover with Toni and Candice at Women and Women First?

Carrie: We’d do it in a second! Toni & Candice want to do publicity for those guys.
Fred: Yeah, they would want to be their publicists.

Once I was in a high school play and I had the opening monologue. I forgot all of the words and it was awful. Has anything like that ever happened to either of you?

Fred: I was never asked to do a monologue at your school, so… But I’m open to doing it.

Will catnap be making a comeback this season?

Fred: No, they don’t appear this season, but someday we’ll do it again.
Carrie: In 10 years they’ll do a reunion tour, and Sleater-Kinney will open.

If I saw you on the street and confessed my love for you, would it creep you out?

Carrie: If it involved bodily fluids, yes. Otherwise, no.

If Nina were to be proposed to by Lance, how would Nina prefer it to be done?

Fred: Coincidentally, this is something that happens in season 5. And I’ll just say that it’s all about… making a video of a proposal.

If you had to be neighbors with one or two of the show’s characters, who would you like to be neighbors with and why?

Carrie: I’d like to be neighbors with Cath & Dave so that… they could criticize the paint on my house and the quality of my fence and we could argue with heated yard signs.

Who do you think is the sexiest Trailblazer?

Fred: Robin Lopez.
Carrie: I agree with Fred. Robin Lopez.

Then things got a little weird:

Fred, how was filming Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee with Seinfeld? Where did the “going to the toilet while the other person’s answering the question” came from? It was one of the funniest shows, and I’m actually curious about the coffee you drank, because Seinfeld said it was the best coffee he ever had

Fred: Can I put up a question for the /r/science section? Do we know more about history now or did they know more about history better back then because they were closer to the time? In other words, what was a history lesson like in the year 1450? Like, do we know more because we’ve unearthed more FACT, or did they know more because they were closer to the time?

I’ll just leave that out there.

And it got weirder until Carrie had to finally cut off debate by saying, “Guys, this is…whistle”.

Read the entire AMA here.

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Portlandia returns to IFC on Thursday, Jan. 8 at 10p

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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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GIFs via Giphy, Photos via The Everett Collection

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