A well-intentioned Portland couple wants to know if the chicken they are ordering for dinner had a nice life.

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Episode credited cast:
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Various Characters
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Various Characters
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Ellen Bloodworth ...
Old Lady
Mikey Kampmann ...
Seeker
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Sister Zoe (as Mary Nelson)
Nicholas Kim ...
Young Man
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Waitress
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Old Man
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Brian Adrian Koch ...
Adult Hide and Seeker
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Aliki's Son
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Back in L.A. from a visit to Portland, Fred launches into a song for his friend Carrie about a city where the 90s still flourish and where young people go to retire. Jump to Portland, where a couple asks the wait staff about a chicken on the menu. Before making their order, the couple decides to check out the farm where the chicken was raised: there they find a seductive cult leader, Aliki, surrounded by his many wives. Meanwhile, at a bookstore run by two women, a man runs inside to use the toilet; the proprietors demand that he buy something. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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chicken | cult | bookstore | farm | customer | See All (7) »

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21 January 2011 (USA)  »

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Old Lady: So, where are you live?
Stuart: [hiding under the table] I'm with some room mates up on the north side. It's kind of a house, but it's kind of falling apart.
Old Lady: "It's kind of a house, but it's kind of falling apart."
Stuart: Yes, ma'am.
Old Lady: I think that describes your life right now, honey.
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Brilliant!
8 February 2011 | by (Berkeley, CA) – See all my reviews

Ostensibly about Portland, OR, this show is really a delightful skewering of all the pretensions of contemporary hipsters, eco-freaks, and other counter-cultural elements. I love the opening skit, a paean to Portland's weirdness, with an ever-growing parade of oddballs marching down the street singing "The dream of the 90s is alive in Portland." Even better is the skit about an ultra-feminist bookstore called Women and Women First, with a grim, touchy, defensive staff and a totally impractical approach to retailing. Then there's the couple who want to order chicken in a restaurant. They relentlessly interrogate their waitress about how it was raised, and the waitress gives them the chicken's complete, full-color dossier. A few people play all the roles, often cross-dressed. The humor's deadpan but wicked. Portlandia's a breath of fresh air.


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