Portlandia (2011–2018)
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A well-intentioned Portland couple wants to know if the chicken they are ordering for dinner had a nice life.


Jonathan Krisel

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Episode credited cast:
Fred Armisen ... Various Characters
Carrie Brownstein ... Various Characters
Steve Buscemi ... Book Store Customer
Jason Sudeikis ... Aliki
Ellen Bloodworth Ellen Bloodworth ... Old Lady
Mikey Kampmann Mikey Kampmann ... Seeker
Mary Jon Nelson ... Sister Zoe (as Mary Nelson)
Nicholas Kim Nicholas Kim ... Young Man
Dana Millican ... Waitress
Edward Stiner ... Old Man
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Brian Adrian Koch Brian Adrian Koch ... Adult Hide and Seeker
Judah Nelson ... Aliki's Son


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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11 January 2011 (USA) See more »

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Farm See more »

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First appearance of Toni and Candance and their Feminist Bookstore. See more »


Book Store Customer: You know what, I, I have to go to the bathroom again, I've been here that long.
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References Punky Brewster (1984) See more »

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8 February 2011 | by diana-1See 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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