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5 Things You Never Knew About Portlandia

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5 Things You Never Knew About Portlandia

Originally posted 01/08/2015 09:05PM

"These hazelnuts … they are local?"

You already may be able to quote the best lines ("Put a bird on it!") from Portlandia, the hilarious sketch comedy show that pokes fun at the gluten-free, locally sourced world of Portland and its residents – and if you're a fan, you won't want to miss the premiere of the new season Thursday night. (Spoiler: They'll show you how Candace and Toni, from the Women and Women First bookstore, first met many years ago.)

The show's creators, writers and stars, Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein, stopped by PEOPLE to tell us how they come up with their absurdist characters, and plenty of other juicy behind-the-scenes info.

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Portlandia’s Fred Armisen & Carrie Brownstein's Seriously-Not-Serious 'Rules' for Being a Foodie | Portlandia

Portlandia’s Fred Armisen & Carrie Brownstein's Seriously-Not-Serious 'Rules' for Being a Foodie

Originally posted 11/02/2014 12:30PM

Turns out, we've been eating the wrong way all this time

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Are Natasha Lyonne and Fred Armisen Dating?

Are Natasha Lyonne and Fred Armisen Dating?

Originally posted 08/26/2014 03:10PM

New couple alert!

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SNL Season Finale Recap: The Return of Andy Samberg … And Many Others

Originally posted 05/18/2014 10:00AM

Saturday Night Live generally keeps its departed cast members close, unless you've done something to really offend the show. So having Golden Globe winner and Brooklyn Nine-Nine star Andy Samberg on to host the last episode of the show's season wasn't a stretch, though the parade of alumni the show brought out at different points felt appropriately momentous for a season-closer.

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Elisabeth Moss Calls Her Brief Marriage to Fred Armisen 'Extremely Traumatic'

Elisabeth Moss Calls Her Brief Marriage to Fred Armisen 'Extremely Traumatic'

Originally posted 03/10/2014 09:30AM

Elisabeth Moss and Fred Armisen filed for divorce in 2010 after only one year of marriage, but the Mad Men star is still reflecting on the couple's relationship.

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Fred Armisen Satisfies His Sweet Tooth Over Oscar Weekend

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Fred Armisen Satisfies His Sweet Tooth Over Oscar Weekend

Originally posted 03/05/2014 06:30AM

The pouring rain didn't stop Fred Armisen from his food cravings on Saturday afternoon at the Independent Spirit Awards.

The band leader of Seth Meyers's inaugural season of Late Night popped into the Breyers Gelato Indulgences lounge connected to the awards location, and walked away with treats from the ice cream company.

But it wasn't a full sweets fest for the star, who also sampled some goodies from Sabra snacks.

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9 Essential Portlandia Sketches To Watch Before the Show Returns | Portlandia, Carrie Brownstein, Fred Armisen

9 Essential Portlandia Sketches To Watch Before the Show Returns

Originally posted 02/27/2014 05:00PM

Put a bird on your television set, because the new season of Portlandia starts Thursday night.

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Which SNL Alum Is Joining Seth Meyers on Late Night? | Fred Armisen, Seth Meyers

Fred Armisen Joins Seth Meyers on Late Night

Originally posted 02/10/2014 06:45PM

Fred Armisen will join Seth Meyers's inaugural season of Late Night as the show's band leader.

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You'll Never Believe Which Couple Broke Up & Who Got Back Together | Jennifer Lawrence, Justin Theroux, Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson

Justin Bieber & Selena Gomez Reunite & More from the Weekend

Originally posted 05/20/2013 06:00AM

If the Preakness was the only event you bet on this weekend, chances are you missed everything from Cannes to Kanye.

But we didn't. Get up to speed:

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New Couple Alert? Rose Byrne & Bobby Cannavale Hold Hands at Portlandia Party

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Rose Byrne & Bobby Cannavale Hold Hands at Portlandia Party in N.Y.C.

Originally posted 12/11/2012 11:25AM

New couple alert?

Rose Byrne and Boardwalk Empire's Bobby Cannavale clutched hands as they surreptitiously made their way through the crowd inside the Hall of Ocean Life at New York's American Museum of Natural History Monday night. Though the duo never posed for pictures together on the red carpet, they looked to be very much together and enjoying each other's company at a bash to celebrate IFC's hit comedy Portlandia's upcoming third season (Jan. 4, 10 p.m. ET). (When asked if they were dating, Byrne's rep had no comment.)

The soiree, which began with a screening of two upcoming episodes from the series and an introduction by its stars and writers, Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein, continued into the vast ocean-themed room, lined with hundreds of models of sea creatures and bathed purplish-blue lights as a 94 ft. long blue whale hung from the ceiling.

A who's who of the comedy world stars – Martin Short; David Cross and wife Amber Tamblyn; and most of the current cast of SNL – mingled in the large room, chatting with each other and with fans (there was no separate VIP section) and grabbing drinks from the large bar in the center of the room or nibbling passed Hors d'oeuvre such as bite-sized waffles with Camembert cheese.

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