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Portlandia's Top 10 Musical Moments of Season Two


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5. Big Harp, Small Hatchback

After angelically strumming away in a golden meadow with frolicking boho hippies that include a blanket-wrapped Robin Pecknold, harpist Joanna Newsom is faced with the dilemma of finding a ride home for herself and her massive instrument. Joaquin (Armisen) agrees to give her a lift, but lacks some serious packing finesse and mangles the harp in a weary attempt to stow it in the mini-hatchback of his eco-friendly sedan. A usually poised Newsom looses her cool and threatens to sue the couple because they have "destroyed a beautiful instrument." "What kind of vibe is that?" Armisen retailiates, referencing the beautiful musical awakening that transpired earlier. Newsom is most likely not letting them have one on her later.

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