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"Portlandia," IFC's very funny/odd/eccentric/loopy/Portlandcentric comedy starring Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen, is back. The fourth season arrives Thursday night at 10, but there's no reason to wait for everything until then because... we have a longish clip from the new season, titled "The Celery Incident." It stars Steve Buscemi as a celery man with a problem.
The video is too explicit for our site, but, be warned, and watch it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRQ-HnSIY2s
Fred Armisen is joining "Late Night with Seth Meyers." He is joining to play music. He is joining to be the leader of a band. He is going to sing and play instruments. Seriously: We know this to be a fact because it was even reported Monday night on "Nightly News with Brian Williams."
Strange? Odd? Weird, even? No, actually. Quite good, although Meyers had said earlier he was not going...Read more »
"Saturday Night Live" would have been cr-raazy not to revisit in some form Thursday's stunning ratings success of "The Sound of Music," which appeared on the very same network, even cr-raazzzier not to deploy some classic characters from "SNL" past.
It did all that — and more — in the first six minutes of last night's Paul Rudd-hosted edition. Watch this and you will be a) Offended. b) Amused, and will even laugh. c) Offended, be amused, and will laugh. (Trifecta!)
Clearly this all came together long ago — not some quick hash-out on Friday before the show. Or maybe not. Maybe this all did come together in 24 hours. No reason why not. See if you can guess who plays who — two Long Islanders, as well. (Give up? Kate McKinnon, as Maria; Kristen Wiig, as Denise von Trapp), and Fred Armisen as Lawrence Welk.
Mobile users can see the video here: http://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live/