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The Best Episodes of 'Portlandia'

Updated October 16, 2020 1.7k votes 463 voters 68.4k views78 items

List RulesBest Portlandia episodes, no matter how popular they are.

List of the best Portlandia episodes, as determined by voters like you. Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein invite viewers to the unique citizens of Portland, where the dream of the 90s never dies and organic food products abound. One of the funniest shows streaming on Netflix, Portlandia also ranks high on TV shows loved by hipsters. With all the amazing episodes of the show that exist – each filled with hilarious quotes – it's hard to trust just one person's opinion of what the top Portlandia episodes of all time are. Fans of Portlandia are very passionate about the show, and there are often debates over which episodes are the greatest and which quotes are teh funniest. That's why this list exists- so you can vote for your favorites and we can find out once and for all what everyone thinks the best episode is.

List episodes include "Blunderbuss", "Mayor is Missing," and many more. What is the best Portlandia episode of all time? Look below and find out.

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  • One Moore Episode
    Video: YouTube

    Memorable Quotes:

    Claire: Yeah, okay thanks. Bye. So I lost my job.
    Doug: One more episode?
    Claire: Yeah.

    Doug: My eyes are getting salty. Like when I blink, it stings.

    Doug and Claire become a bit obsessed with "Battlestar Galactica" and it begins to take over their lives....
    • Original Airing: January 13, 2012
    • Season: Portlandia - Season 2
    • Episode Number: 2
    213
    35
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  • Blackout
    Video: YouTube

    Memorable Quotes:

    Candace: Press one for shut up and go home!

    Birdman: Oh Birdman, what have you gotten yourself into!

    Electricity is shut off for the entire City of Portland due to unpaid bills at the Mayor's Office. Peter and Nance have a mysterious guest at their bed and breakfast. Kath and Dave go into survival mode. Fred and Carrie team up to find Mr. Mayor and restore power to the city....  more
    • Original Airing: March 1, 2013
    • Season: Portlandia - Season 3
    • Episode Number: 11
    115
    39
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  • Grover
    Video: YouTube

    Memorable Quotes:

    Brendan: It was funny. The other day, he said, "It's interesting. Whenever you drive, your mind seems like you're lost in thought. "I think we're alike that way." And I'm, like, "Wow, that's a really good way to put it. You know, you're 4 years old," and he kind of looked up and smiled, and he said, "I mean, we're all kind of 4."

    Michelle and Brendan pull out all the stops to see that their son gains admittance to a prestigious preschool....  more
    • Original Airing: January 27, 2012
    • Season: Portlandia - Season 2
    • Episode Number: 4
    60
    5
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  • Take Back MTV
    Video: YouTube

    Memorable Quotes:

    Terry Melville: We got your letter. We're all excited about your MTV project. And I gotta tell ya, uh, those earrings, are they killing you? Do they hurt you at all?
    Spike: Oh, I don't even think about them.
    Terry Melville: Looks real painful, but I've assembled a group of people in here that are the greatest minds in philanthropy, and they're all excited about your project with MTV.

    Skylar Tiffany Thomas: Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore are divorced, and you're just the orphans left behind.

    Spyke and Iris join forces with a gang of former MTV stars to take back MTV from the Tweens; a group of frustrated college grads stage a protest on the dance floor; Sandra has a crush on a mysterious man in her meditation class....
    • Original Airing: January 4, 2013
    • Season: Portlandia - Season 3
    • Episode Number: 2
    53
    14
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