Portlandia is a sketch comedy series on IFC starring Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein as they play various residents of Portland, Oregon.

Both lead actors play a variety of recurring and one-off characters, including "Fred" and "Carrie". "Inside Portlandia", a feature on the second season DVD, producer Jonathan Krisel asks rhetorically, "who are they? Are they going out? Are they just friends? We've done sketches where they live together, they live separately, you know, see we thought of them as this kind of Ernie and Bert, like, what is their sexual preference, who are these two weirdos, who are on these adventures together?"


  • Oscar the Grouch appeared in the season 5 episode "Fashion." When Fred is diagnosed with grumpiness, Oscar briefly appears in an alley way to encourage him to embrace his inner grump. Matt Vogel puppeteered Oscar for the scene with Paul McGinnis assisting, which was later re-dubbed by Caroll Spinney.


  • In the season 1 episode "Baseball", a high-strung couple (Fred and Carrie) attend an outdoor movie screening in a park:
Carrie: Last time we were here, according to my watch, the movie started at 8:30 on the dot.
Organiser: Well, if it's not completely dark, then...
Fred: Just, just for next time, that's all. It's just that last time ran a little bit differently. We were here for The Muppet Movie and Muppets Take Manhattan.
  • In the season 4 episode "Ecoterrorists," features Fred and Carrie in Bert and Ernie beds.


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