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The Best Episodes of 'Portlandia'

Updated October 16, 2020 1.4k votes 473 voters 70.5k 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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  • 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
    • Series: Portlandia
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  • 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
    • Series: Portlandia
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  • Video: YouTube

    Memorable Quotes:

    Irys: What a wedding says is, "Everything is fine." Nothing is fine. NOTHING is fine.

    Irys: There's a 60% divorce rate, and I think that, that should be in the for-front of people's minds at this wedding.

    Militant bike messenger Spyke and his fiancée Iris strive for non-conformity in their upcoming nuptials; Carrie drops her beloved iPhone, and her life flashes before her eyes; Two overly-polite drivers come to a standstill at an intersection when neither wants to be the first to go; A grocery shopper (Jack McBrayer) finds scorn when he forgets his reusable shopping bag; A bestselling author (Shoreh Agadashloo) visits the feminist bookstore to do a book-reading....  more
    • Original Airing: January 20, 2012
    • Season: Portlandia - Season 2
    • Episode Number: 3
    • Series: Portlandia
    57
    9
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  • 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
    • Series: Portlandia
    81
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