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TV Bits: ‘Peanuts’ Holiday Specials, New ‘Saved by the Bell’ Theme, ‘Uno’ Game Show, Snoop Dogg’s ‘Oakandia’,

In this edition of TV Bits, here are some of the small screen stories we’ve got: Peanuts holiday specials will air on TV after all The Movie Show is coming to Syfy to send-up YouTube review shows Rapper Lil Yachty did the new Saved by the Bell theme song A director from the original run of Dexter is returning for the revival Kelsey Grammer and Alec Baldwin have a new series together The card game Uno is somehow getting a game show Snoop Dogg and Vince Vaughn have a new animated series called O...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, New York, Television, Movies, Nbc, Youtube, Stephen King, Syfy, Showtime, Broadway, Harry Potter, Diana, Tina Fey, Pbs, Portlandia

Upcoming Apple TV+ Musical Comedy to Star Keegan-Michael Key, Fred Armisen, Kristin Chenoweth and Cecily Strong

Apple earlier this year signed a deal for a musical comedy starring "Saturday Night Live" cast member Cecily Strong, and now several other major comedy stars have joined the cast of the still unnamed series. Keegan-Michael Key, Fred Armisen, and Kristin Chenoweth will have roles in the show, according to Variety Keegan-Michael Key is known for "Key and Peele" and "Friends From College," while Fred Armisen has starred in "Portlandia" and "Saturday Night Live." Kristin Chenoweth has been in sev...
Tags: Portlandia, Fred Armisen, Cecily Strong, Kristin Chenoweth, Josh, Melissa, PAUL, LAYTON, Peele, Armisen, Chenoweth, Friends From College, Cinco Paul, Ken Daurio, Apple TV shows, Apple TV Plus

Classic Punk Rock Sketches from Saturday Night Live, Courtesy of Fred Armisen

Comedian Fred Armisen is best known for his years on Saturday Night Live, his eight seasons of surreal sketch comedy (with Carrie Brownstein) on Portlandia, and his unnerving command of regional accents and impressions. True fans also know that for much of his career he’s also been a musician, primarily a drummer, since college. Starting in high school, he’s been in various bands, including Trenchmouth, the Blue Man Group, and sometimes sitting in with Seth Meyers' house band. So the abo...
Tags: Google, Music, Comedy, College, Reagan, Margaret Thatcher, Manchester, Dave Grohl, Dallas, Hitler, Carrie Brownstein, Seth Meyers, Portlandia, Fred Armisen, Maggie, Mussolini

Trump badly miscalculated in Portland – and even he knows it

Trump overestimated how much voters fear ‘antifa’ - and underestimated how terrible his ham-fisted authoritarianism would look Opponents of Donald Trump often describe him as a “political genius” who has a cunning understanding of the anxieties and fears of American society, and is able to create and use crises to his favor. The current standoff in Portland shows, yet again, that this is not the case. While his alleged fight against antifa will satisfy some of his far-right supporters, it increa...
Tags: News, Congress, India, US, America, Spain, Ukraine, Hungary, Portland, Portlandia, Donald Trump, Black Lives Matter, Trump, University Of Georgia, Abraham Lincoln, Floyd

It's not easy being the mayor of Portland.

Liberals riding this tiger are beginning to realize it's getting hungrier.— Andrew Sullivan (@sullydish) July 23, 2020 You give and give and it's never enough. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Protests, Portland, Portlandia, Andrew Sullivan, Ann Althouse, Things That Won't Work, Andy Ngô

‘Portlandia’ Star Carrie Brownstein Checks Out of Chic Los Feliz Cottage

Critically acclaimed actor/musician and “Portlandia” alum Carrie Brownstein is checking out of her hipster-approved compound in Los Feliz, having listed the property with a $1.849 million ask, a relatively modest bump above the $1.7 million she paid three years ago, back in spring 2017. Located in one of the most prime neighborhood pockets of town, […]
Tags: Los Angeles, Musicians, Compass, Carrie Brownstein, Portlandia, Entertainers, Los Feliz, Chic Los Feliz Cottage

‘Rodeo Queens’ Amazon Series Will Star Dakota Johnson, With Carrie Brownstein Directing

Dakota Johnson is getting back together with the folks at Amazon. The actress will appear in the Amazon comedy series Rodeo Queens, a mockumentary-style show created by I Am Not Okay With This co-creator Christy Hall. The series will follow a group of women vying to be the Rodeo Queen, the “female representatives and ‘face”‘of the sport of rodeo.” Carrie Brownstein, of Sleater-Kinney and Portlandia fame, will direct. According to Collider, Dakota Johnson will star in Rodeo Queens, a new Amaz...
Tags: Amazon, Comedy, Television, Movies, Casting, Wikipedia, Johnson, Carrie Brownstein, Portlandia, Dakota Johnson, Sleater Kinney, Collider, Brownstein, Elisa Ellis, Christy Hall, Rodeo Queens

In Portlandia, police confiscated chickpeas and White Claw

On Friday night, New York Police Commissioner Shea tweeted a photo of a bunch of bicycle repair gear and other commonly handy devices that had been confiscated from protestors, which he referred to as "the tools of criminals bent on causing mayhem & hijacking." At the time, I joked that it was some kind of sequel to the "Bicycle Rights" sketch from Portlandia. I carry every single thing in those photos (except the hammers) in my bicycle messenger at all times, and I've never even had a problem g...
Tags: Post, News, Police, America, Portland, Portlandia, Police Violence, Chickpeas, Garbanzo Beans, Portland Police Department, Militarized Policing, White Claw, Hard Seltzer, White Claws, New York Police Commissioner Shea

It's a great time to ride a bicycle in NYC... and hard to find a bike to buy.

I'm reading "Thinking of Buying a Bike? Get Ready for a Very Long Wait/The United States is facing a shortage of bicycles as anxiety over public transportation and a desire to exercise has sent the demand surging" (NYT):In March, nationwide sales of bicycles, equipment and repair services nearly doubled compared with the same period last year... By the end of April, many stores and distributors had sold out of low-end consumer bikes....In April, New York announced that it would temporarily open ...
Tags: New York, Crime, Law, NYC, New York City, Chicago, United States, Commerce, Portland, Manhattan, Biking, Portlandia, Fred Armisen, Copenhagen, City Life, Ann Althouse

Best US music festivals spring 2020

Hopefully, you’re not yet at the point where you’re going all Portlandia and attending festivals via drone. Because though the heat, crowds, and cost of a major music festival can be a little aggravating, it’s still the only chance to see your entire playlist live in one place, combining it with an epic vacation to a new city or a beachfront paradise. Spring might be even better than summer when it comes to US music festivals, offering cooler weather and bills with a little more variety. Rea...
Tags: Travel, Florida, Texas, Beyonce, Boston, US, Atlanta, Portugal, Liam Gallagher, Music Festivals, Miami, Nashville, Wu Tang, Las Vegas, Napa, Lil Wayne

How to get a job at famous ad agency Wieden and Kennedy, and what applicants should never do, according to insiders

37-year-old independent agency Wieden and Kennedy is famous for its Nike, Facebook, McDonald's, and other ads, and it gets hundreds of applications a week. The agency seeks out people from outside the ad industry, often finding them through nontraditional channels. Executives there said aspiring employees should emphasize their personal passions rather than awards or titles. Click here for more BI Prime stories. With 1,500-plus employees in Portland, Oregon and 7 other offices around the wor...
Tags: New York, London, Instagram, Trends, Nike, Amsterdam, Portland, Starbucks, Portland Oregon, West Coast, Carrie Brownstein, Portlandia, Michael Bloomberg, Kennedy, Business Insider, Sao Paulo Brazil

Insiders reveal how to get a job at Wieden and Kennedy, the famous ad agency behind Nike, Bud Light, and McDonald's

37-year-old independent agency Wieden and Kennedy is known for its ambitious ads for brands like Nike, Facebook, McDonald's, and Old Spice. It's notoriously hard to get a job there, and the agency seeks out people from outside the ad industry, often finding them through nontraditional channels. Executives there said aspiring employees should emphasize their personal passions rather than awards or titles. Click here for more BI Prime stories. With 1,500-plus employees in Portland, Oregon and ...
Tags: New York, London, Instagram, Trends, Nike, Amsterdam, Portland, Starbucks, Portland Oregon, West Coast, Carrie Brownstein, Portlandia, Michael Bloomberg, Kennedy, Business Insider, McDonald

CS Interview: Timmy Failure Cast From the Red Carpet Premiere!

CS Interview: The cast and crew of Timmy Failure from the red carpet premiere! Disney held the world premiere of the upcoming film adaptation of the children’s book series Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made, and got the opportunity to attend the premiere and chat with some of the cast and crew of the project, including author and co-writer Stephan Pastis! RELATED: Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made Review The film is set in Portland, Oregon, which production designer Phillip M...
Tags: Amazon, Hbo, Movies, Interview, Disney, Portland, Portland Oregon, Portlandia, Mccarthy, Extras, Tom, Timmy, Tom McCarthy, Messina, Kei, Jim Whitaker

Portland company launches ‘Roselandia’ e-bike

Behold the Roselandia! (Photos: Rose City Recumbents) A local recumbent expert wants to bring relaxed, comfy, fun riding to the masses. Rose City Recumbents has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for a manufacturing run of their unique “Roselandia” electric bike. The first drawing of the design was created just over two years ago on the floor of Rose City’s shop on Southeast Powell and 37th. Now shop co-owner Jonathan Garcia says he’s ready to take the finished product to the nex...
Tags: Business, Sport, Taiwan, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Kickstarter, Portlandia, Garcia, Rose City, Jonathan Garcia, SRAM, Jonathan Maus, Bafang, Taipei Cycle Show, Southeast Powell

‘The Nowhere Inn’ Review: St. Vincent and Carrie Brownstein Tackle the Surreal Side of Fame [Sundance 2020]

On stage, St. Vincent is sexy, mysterious, and seemingly all-powerful. Offstage, though, she’s Annie Clark – and Annie Clark is a bit of a boring nerd. Or so says The Nowhere Inn, a surreal meta-comedy about fame – and what we demand from the famous people we idolize. Framed as both a faux documentary and a narrative film, The Nowhere Inn finds Clark’s best friend Carrie Brownstein, of Sleater-Kinney and Portlandia fame, setting out to make a documentary about St. Vincent on tour. But as Clark ...
Tags: Hollywood, Texas, Movies, Features, Movie Reviews, Nintendo, St. Vincent, Carrie Brownstein, Portlandia, David Lynch, Dakota Johnson, Vincent, Sundance, Annie Clark, Clark, Sleater Kinney

W+K’s New Travel Portland Ads Reveal More of the City’s Quirks

While Portlandia pushed Portland's weirdness into the public perception, the city isn't all doughnuts, beer and naked bike rides--although those are things that the city is known for. Many aspects of Portlandia are obviously exaggerated, but one thing Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein absolutely nailed were the city's ubiquitous thrift shops. While the most recognizable...
Tags: Travel, General, Advertising, Portland, Carrie Brownstein, Portlandia, Fred Armisen, AdFreak

Carrie Brownstein and St. Vincent on Their Sundance-Bound Movie ‘Nowhere Inn’

As bizarre as much of the new film “Nowhere Inn” is, cowriters and costars St. Vincent — aka Annie Clark — and Carrie Brownstein are on somewhat familiar ground when it comes to playing with rock-star/media archetypes in deadpan fashion. They’d previously had satirical fun with some weirdly comedic short films they made to promote […]
Tags: Features, St. Vincent, Carrie Brownstein, Portlandia, Sundance film festival, Annie Clark, Music for Screens

Joni Mitchell, Billie Eilish, ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ honored at 2020 NAMM TEC awards

The NAMM Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards, or simply TEC Awards, is a mixed bag, as it recognizes the top companies and individuals in several categories for their latest innovations or other creative works. On Saturday night, during the 35th ceremony at the Hilton Anaheim, The Ventures guitarist Don Wilson and legendary folk singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell were given prestigious honors while music newcomer Billie Eilish, Marvel’s Spider-Man and “Game of Thrones” also all walked away wit...
Tags: Music, Sport, River, Things To Do, Soccer, Hawaii, Paris, Paul Mccartney, Herbie Hancock, Venice, Portlandia, Fred Armisen, Joni Mitchell, Mitchell, Concerts, Yamaha

Bryan Furuness's Playlist for His Novel "Do Not Go on"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Bryan Furuness's novel Do Not Go on is a literary thriller both engaging and surprising. Philip Graham wrote of the book: "Do Not Go on, the new novel by Bryan Furuness, goes deep...
Tags: Music, Indiana, David, Portland, Kate, Portlandia, Macklemore, Ana, Michelle, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Logan, Philip Graham, Aesop Rock, Moreau, Deli, Gen X

Woman explains why she hates living in her tiny house

I'm attracted to the idea of tiny houses, but after reading Adele Peters' essay about how much she hates living in one, my enthusiasm is diminished. She lives in a 240-square foot house (which is large, by tiny house standards) in Oakland and says that getting a vacuum cleaner out of the closet or even something out of a kitchen drawer "often involves a Tetris-like game of moving multiple other things out of the way." She says her experience often reminds her of the Portlandia episode about tiny...
Tags: Video, News, Carrie Brownstein, Portlandia, Fred Armisen, Oakland, Tiny House, Armisen, Adele Peters

Jon Stewart’s Irresistible Adds Natasha Lyonne

Jon Stewart’s Irresistible adds Natasha Lyonne Jon Stewart has already assembled an ensemble cast for his next directorial effort, political drama Irresistible, and he has expanded the roster with the addition of Natasha Lyonne, star of the acclaimed Netflix sci-fi black comedy Russian Doll, according to Variety. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; go...
Tags: Orange Is The New Black, Hbo, Movies, Amc, Netflix, Ifc, Amy Poehler, Davis, Jon Stewart, Jason Reitman, Portlandia, Natasha Lyonne, Kristen Stewart, Mackenzie Davis, New Black, Denis Villeneuve

Carrie Brownstein on How Portlandia Launched Her Branded Content Career

A Swiss Army knife has nothing on Carrie Brownstein. For music fans, she's the guitarist for the seminal rock band Sleater-Kinney. The rest of the world got to know her intimately over eight seasons of Portlandia as one of the series' stars, writers and producers. The sketch comedy show that skewered the Pacific Northwest city's...
Tags: Advertising, Magazine, Carrie Brownstein, Portlandia, Pacific Northwest, Swiss Army, Sleater Kinney, Leadership & Talent

St. Vincent And Carrie Brownstein Are Making A Tour Comedy

St. Vincent and Carrie Brownstein are both great songwriters and larger-than-life guitar heroes, and they have both done a whole lot to bridge the parallel worlds of music and comedy. They're old friends and collaborators, too. Brownstein and her Portlandia partner Fred Armisen worked on St. Vincent's "Laughing With A Mouth Of Blood" … More »
Tags: Music, News, St. Vincent, Carrie Brownstein, Portlandia, Fred Armisen, Brownstein

‘Any Person, Living or Dead’: Kumail Nanjiani Will Gather Historic Heroes in New Movie (With Unexpected Results)

If you had the ability to travel through time and unite some of the most famous minds in history to solve the world’s problems, what do you think might happen when they met? Kumail Nanjiani is about to find out. He’s scored the lead role in a new movie called Any Person, Living or Dead with that premise. He’ll play a reclusive scientist who invents his own time machine – but his big “meeting of the minds” doesn’t go according to plan. Kumail Nanjiani is on a roll. The actor/comedian earned a...
Tags: Hbo, Comedy, Movies, Casting, Silicon Valley, Tbs, Bill, Portlandia, Pixar, Rich, Jonathan Krisel, Simon Rich, Jordan Peele, Stuber, Kumail Nanjiani, Nanjiani

5 Best Kyle MacLachlan Roles

5 Best Kyle MacLachlan Roles After bursting onto the scene in 1984 in David Lynch’s sci-fi epic Dune, Kyle MacLachlan proved himself time and time again to be a charming and captivating leading man. For some reason, not many studios seem to be willing to admit this. Despite a series of impressive roles across film and television, the actor is still criminally undercast and frequently misused. Recently known best for his role as The Mayor on Portlandia and The Captain on How I Met Your Mother...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, Fbi, Nba, Steven Soderbergh, Kyle Maclachlan, Portlandia, Pixar, David Lynch, Purchase, Riley, Lynch, Blue Velvet, Maclachlan, Dale Cooper, ComingSoon

‘Sesame Street’ and Tom and Jerry’ Movies Both Set for 2021 Release Dates

Get out your 2021 calendar and get ready to block off some family time. Warner Bros. has locked down release dates for both their untitled Sesame Street movie, and the animation/live-action hybrid Tom and Jerry movie. Anne Hathaway is set to star in the Sesame Street movie, which is a musical, while Tim Story will direct Tom and Jerry.  Sesame Street Movie If you were to ask me, in a sing-song voice, “Can you tell me how to get…how to get to the Sesame Street movie?”, I would reply “I sure...
Tags: Movies, Sesame Street, Anne-Hathaway, Warner Bros, Portlandia, Warner Brothers, Tom, Jerry, Jonathan Krisel, Bert, Grouchland, Roger Rabbit, Shawn Levy, Warners, Ernie Elmo, Family Films

With Season 3, ‘Documentary Now’ Continues to be the Best (and Most Sorely Overlooked) Television Comedy for Cinephiles

A mysterious cult taking up roots in a small American town. A perceptive look at a daring and bold performance artist. A moment or two in the life of a prickly jazz musician in a foreign country. A warts-and-all behind-the-scenes look at the recording of a Broadway cast album. These topics have all made for insightful, attention-grabbing documentaries, but they’re all also the subjects of one of the most precise and sharp parodies on any television network. In fact, they’re all the focus of...
Tags: Amazon, Hbo, Comedy, Television, Movies, Nbc, Features, Fbi, Netflix, Stephen Sondheim, Ifc, Broadway, Evans, Seth Meyers, Portlandia, Owen Wilson

New ‘Sesame Street’ Movie is a Musical That Gets Lost in New York

Late last year, we learned about a new Sesame Street movie in development. The project was intended to be the first theatrically released big screen adaptation of the popular children’s television show since Elmo in Grouchland in 1999, so it’s going to be a big deal. Anne Hathaway was being courted to star in the movie set up at Warner Bros. Pictures, and now she’s not only confirmed, but production could start late this summer. Plus, we have details on the Sesame Street movie’s story, thanks t...
Tags: New York, Movies, Sesame Street, New York City, Big Bird, Anne-Hathaway, Pbs, Portlandia, Les Miserables, Warner Brothers, Warner Bros Pictures, Jonathan Krisel, Grouchland, Waylon Jennings, Kevin McCallister, John Mulaney

Valentine's Day Gift Guide

Valentine's Day Gift Guide Share this on Twitter. Thank you for clicking on the lovingly-picked affiliate links included in these selections. Rainbow Heart Shaped Pillow Evocative of emojis, but not shaped like poo, and perfect for the 11 year-old daughter who'll demand I participate in this holiday. — Jason Titanium Pill Holder Keychain Necklace Compartment will accommodate psychoactive pills of your choosing. — Mark Kawaii Skeleton Onesie Nothing says intimacy that a sexy peek at your...
Tags: Feature, News, Etsy, America, Nepal, Special, Portlandia, Gift Guides, Marvin Gaye, Gary Gygax, Rose, Works, Jason Hu, Gifts For Lovers, Mark Kawaii Skeleton Onesie Nothing, Cory Gigantic 55 Gallon Oil Drum of Lube Water

Why is Sherrod Brown giving us the yellow bird?

It gets your attention and you're likely to laugh and say "what?!"...... but it's actually very easy to figure it out. My google image search (above) produced an image for "Canary Cast," and clicking, I saw that's the name of Brown's podcast.  That image shows a yellow bird — obviously a canary — in a cage, so even though I want to veer into a joke like "I Know Why the Caged Bird Runs for President," I immediately see that it's the idea of a canary in a coal mine. Brown must see himself as someo...
Tags: Law, Labor, Senate, Metaphor, Birds, Mining, Ohio, Portlandia, Logos, Trump, Brown, Sherrod Brown, Ann Althouse