During a commercial break during "Feminist Bookstore 10th Anniversary," this week's installment of Portlandia, there was a promo for an online chat with the show's director, Jonathan Krisel. In the spot, Krisel says, "There's no definition of what a Portlandia sketch is. We try to do some experimental sketches, and if they fail, so what?" This week's episode felt like a string of experimental sketches that all slightly missed the mark, and you could almost feel Fred and Carrie shrugging their shoulders and thinking, "So what?"
Fred and Carrie definitely inserted a heavy dose of odd moments into this episode; there's a bizarre cameo by Portland Trail Blazer LaMarcus Aldridge (who scored four points in last night's NBA All-Star game) as Penny Marshall's boyfriend. Oh, and Fred ends up making out with Marshall at the end of the show.
Check it out below: