Portlandia, Portlandia, Portlandia. Boy, this Portlandia is all anybody’s talking about. The New Yorker, our very own EW… the IFC series is finding itself everywhere these days. Including on late night – star Fred Armisen stopped by Jimmy Fallon to talk about the popularity of the series, partner-in-crime Carrie Brownstein of Sleater-Kinney, and how the people of Portland have treated him since the show first hit the air last year. (Apparently, they enjoy packing him full of carbs. Which is why I need to join the Portlandia cast.)
Though the Saturday Night Live star’s chat about how Portlandia was created was interesting – his jam sessions with Brownstein simply turned into video sketches – the highlight of his interview comes when Armisen and Fallon duet on “Happy Birthday” as Elvis Costello. So who’s impression is better? I’d have to go with Fallon – Armisen may already have the glasses, but do I detect a hint of Randy Newman? Video of the interview – and a bonus sketch with Armisen – after the jump.
Anyone else kind of love that Fallon and Armisen Garth and Kat-ed their interview? And, yes, I did just mangle English right there.
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‘Portlandia’ season 2 episode available online. (But you probably already knew that.)
‘Portlandia’ is everywhere!
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