A Handful Of… TV Comedies I Need To Own

Some of these TV shows are already available on DVD, and some will be available soon.  No matter what, I need to own these, and if you don’t know them, I’m very disappointed in you.

Yeah.  That’s it.  I’m letting these vids do the comedy for me…

  • Party Down
  • Check It Out! With Dr. Steve Brule
  • Ugly Americans
  • Delocated
  • Portlandia
  • Workaholics

Drunken Recollection… Wait, That Was Her? And What’s Her Deal?

I’ve mentioned it before – I love IFC’s Portlandia.  It’s finished its six-episode run, and will be back some time next year, but one night while drinking, I learned something about one of its guest stars, Aimee Mann.  Here’s a sample of her appearance:

I thought I never heard of her, since I never saw Magnolia or heard her song from it:

But as I said, I thought I never heard of her

I had no idea the lead singer from ‘Til Tuesday was the same person in Portlandia!

Also, another drunken night, I watched Letterman or Fallon and this performer came on:


I had no idea the lead singer from ‘Til Tuesday was the same person in Portlandia!

In My Brain While Sleeping… Fred Armisen Gives Good Lessons

From the first time I saw Fred Armisen on Saturday Night Live, I knew he was going somewhere.  Between his times spent as topical comedian Nicholas Fehn (this is not from SNL):

As Venezuelan comedian Fericito:

And as Jasper the Parrot (transcript here), he stood out amongst the rest as somebody to watch.

Couple those initial appearances with his bit part in the underrated Eurotrip:

And I became a certified fan.

Now I’m in absolute love with his latest project, Portlandia, so it makes complete sense that I would have a dream about that show.

Essentially, he was portraying this feminist book store owner:

And she was giving a class on how to get comfortable saying the p-word.  You know, the word some women view as vulgar, but is considerably less awful than the c-word.  Okay, that still seems open to interpretation, because it could be prick and cock… I’m talking about pussy, people.  The word pussy.  Sorry I got a little cunty there.

Anyoregon, the class was a three-step process.


Say the word, pussy cat.  Imagine your little Nibs, or Mittens, or Bootsy, nuzzling in your lap.  Imagine your little pussy cat.


Now say the word, pussyfoot.  Imagine your little pussy cat pussyfooting around your tiny apartment.


Now imagine that in the corner of your small apartment there’s a pussy willow plant.  And your pussy cat’s highly allergic to it, but you forgot to put the allergy medication in the tuna fish breakfast you made.  And you tell your pussy cat to stop pussyfooting around your pussy willow.  Your pussy cat doesn’t listen because your words had no power behind them, and pussy cat dies.  If you can’t say pussy, how will you save Bootsy?


(I’m here all year!)

Drunken Recollection… Portlandia’s Theme

If you are not watching this show, you haven't seen it.

Friday’s are the one day of the week I’m most likely to spiral out of control.  It used to be Mondays and Tuesdays.  And Thursdays.  And Wednesdays.  And sometimes Sundays.  Rarely Saturdays because that’s amateur hour.  But yeah, these days, I’m lame and go the extra mile on Fridays.

Now don’t you go and worry that I don’t drink any of the other days.  Because I do.  Each day.  Almost exclusively.  (Yes, I know what exclusively means.)

Anyputabirdonit, the shows theme song reminded my friends and I of an 80’s song.  Here’s the theme (and not the awesome premise theme):

  • Feel It All Around by Washed Out

I initially thought it was:

  • Baby I Love Your Way by Peter Frampton

But I was on the wrong side of that emotion.  It actually reminded me (and us?) of this:

  • I’m Not in Love by 10cc

In closing, please click on putabirdonit and premise theme.  This show is fantastic.