Portlandia's Top 10 Musical Moments of Season Two
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4. LP Indecision 2012
Modest Mouse's Isaac Brock guest stars as a vinyl donor gifting the elite Shooting Star Preschool with his used LPs. Overprotective parents Brendan (Armisen) and Michelle (Brownstein) question the school's prestige based on the headmaster's taste in music, singling out Mike and + Mechanics'1980s pop gem The Living Years as "a gateway to other mediocre pop music." Things get more heated when they find out German Krautrock bands like Neu! are being overlooked in the school's syllabus. "These are the people teaching our kids!" an irate Brownstein charges at a school meeting. "Our kids are sponges and when they leave here what they listen to now will affect them the rest of their lives!" Brock enters dropping off his stash of $1 box LPs – the Back to the Future soundtrack and Talk Talk albums – to the dismay of angry parents. Somewhere in Brooklyn, this scenario is probably really happening.