Tracking down the real sites used in 'Portlandia' comedy

January 9, 2015 1:08 PM

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In its first season IFC's "Portlandia" coined the phrase "Put a Bird on It." In October, series stars Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen filmed a scene for the fifth season inside a Portland art supply store. Unbeknownst to them, seven posters featuring birds hung from the ceiling above them out of camera range, proving that for a certain segment of consumers, bird-adornment really is a thing.

And while "Portlandia" pokes fun at both mainstream pop culture and counterculture - the art store sketch spoofs ideas of radical art in an art store that offers prefabricated artistic elements - its sketches have been widely embraced by fans of satire, whether they're hipster haters or hipster wann...

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