When I first saw ads for Portlandia on IFC that showed Fred Armisen riding a bike, I thought "this looks lame" and I did not bother to watch. Fred Armisen's recurring characters on SNL are often less than hilarious and just annoying, so I was hesitant to start watching a show where he is the creator, main actor, and writer. A lackluster Obama, Billy Smith, Fericito, Garth, Gaddafi's best friend, and worst of all Nicholas Fehn... no thanks, bleh. Then, in January, I heard a interview on Fresh Air that sounded too funny to be true. So I set the DVR to record, and luckily IFC ran a Portlandia marathon one Friday night that included the whole first season. Now, we are hooked.
1 year ago