Portlandia's Top 10 Musical Moments of Season Two
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6. That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore … It’s Actually Hilarious
Former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr has worked on two albums with Portland's resident indie rock gods Modest Mouse, so it's safe to say the Brit has seen his fair share of rainy days in Portland. No rain in this sketch, but Marr does pay his respects to the city’s other celebrated trademark – the bike – with his Season Two cameo. Armisen and Brownstein play two bike valet attendants who setup shop in front of the Portland Art Museum. "That’s not my bike," Marr scolds, growing gradually more frustrated after a ticket mixup. "Mine’s a red men’s bike" Brownstein retorts by asking "What’s that accent? Are you from California?" In the end, the Brit has to please, please, please with the valet to let him get what he wants himself.