How well do you know "Portlandia"? Quiz

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Torrance Grey

5 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

How can you keep Portland weird if you don't know how weird it really is? To help, we've created a quiz on this critically-acclaimed show anchored by Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen! Enjoy!

What legendary figure in comedy is executive producer of "Portlandia"?

Series star Fred Armisen was a longtime "SNL" cast member.

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Who is the third co-creator of "Portlandia," alongside Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen?

Armisen and Brownstein are better known because they appear on camera.

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What Portland landmark does the show share its name with?

"Portlandia" the statue can be seen on 5th Street downtown.

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Who plays the mayor of Portland?

The real mayor of Portland sometimes appears as his assistant.

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What does the mayor sometimes use for a desk chair?

Some people find it improves balance and posture.

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What TV show obsesses Fred and Carrie until they lose all interest in outside life?

Carrie loses her job, and they almost lose their home because of it.

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Which of the following are NOT a couple played by Armisen and Brownstein?

Dave and Kath are the couple who overdo everything, like putting hours of prep work into briefly riding Segways.

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Which cult show eventually broke Fred and Carrie out of their 'Galactica' obsession?

The storyline ends with everyone agreeing to watch "Just one more episode."

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What is the name of the feminist bookstore that's a recurring location?

In Other Words is the real Portland bookstore that inspired it.

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What are the co-owners of Women&Women First named?

Armisen plays Candace, who struggles with rage issues.

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What hairstyle does the "gutterpunk" Quinn wear?

She keeps them even when she gets a modeling job.

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What is the catchphrase coined by entrepreneurs Bryce and Lisa?

This even inspired a sign: "Keep calm and put a bird on it."

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In what field did Toni and Candace both work before opening the bookstore?

This might be a nod to how many people make the move from New York to Portland.

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What event do Fred and Carrie want to keep from coming to Portland?

Portland might be a bit small to host the Games, at any rate.

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Which Olympic athlete changes Fred and Carrie's mind about the Games?

Louganis tells them that the Olympics are for cool indie sports, not popular jock ones.

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Pakistani-born Kumail Nanjiani first appeared in which episode?

Nanjiani reportedly ad-libs much of his dialogue for the show.

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Who plays Candace's nemesis, onetime bookstore co-owner Barbara?

Marshall broke out as Laverne diFazio on the sitcom "Laverne & Shirley."

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What idea did Barbara supposedly steal from Candace?

This causes friction at the store's tenth-anniversary celebration.

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What singer-songwriter guest-starred as Fred and Carrie's housekeeper?

Mann played herself; apparently being an indie musician doesn't pay very well.

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In the "Battlestar Galactica" episode, which "BSG" cast members guest-starred?

Series creator Ronald Moore had a role, too, but not as himself.

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Jeff Goldblum had a guest role as the proprietor of a store selling what?

This allowed a joke about an "artist" who made Apple earbud knots by jamming them in his pocket and taking them out later.

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Which A-list actress played one of the eco-terrorists?

The eco-terrorists aren't very competent, which is probably for the best.

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Where do Royce and Alicia work?

"Radish milk" is one of Royce's brainchilds.

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What caused the Mayor to be identified as the city's worst energy hog?

He tries to make amends by throwing it in the river, which doesn't go over well.

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What is "gutterpunk" Quinn's secret?

The other gutterpunk, of course, is Jeffrey.

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Who sued Spyke over copyright infringement, because of a T-shirt design?

Groening is rumored to have based the show's "Springfield" on the one in Oregon.

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What is the name of the musical duo that sometimes appears in sketches?

They play at the tenth anniversary of "Women & Women First."

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Which member of the Monkees guest-starred in Season Four?

Fun fact: Nesmith's mother, a secretary, invented Liquid Paper.

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What convenience of middle-class life does Spyke get in Season Four?

The name of the episode was "Spyke Drives."

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In one episode, Carrie hits it off with Eddie Vedder until she learns he has a tattoo of what?

Brownstein's band has opened for Vedder's Pearl Jam.

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What is the name of the real-life band in which Brownstein plays?

The name comes from a road in Lacey, Washington, near where the band practiced.

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Who was Fred Armisen married to from 2009 to 2011?

Armisen married actress Natasha Lyonne in 2016.

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For what late-night show is Armisen the bandleader?

Armisen was very active in music before shifting focus to comedy and acting.

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What is the final image of "Portlandia's" closing credits?

The Willamette bisects the city of Portland.

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What network airs "Portlandia"?

The Independent Film Channel has picked up the show for two more seasons.

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