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20 Best 'Portlandia' Sketches

From binge-watching panic to bird-improved accessories, here are the funniest, most far-out bits from IFC's hit show

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9. '911 Beets Emergency' (Season 4)

"Sir, it's always beets!" One of the most gloriously nonsensical sketches in Portlandia's history, this sublimely funny bit finds Brownstein and Armisen effectively using beets — the key ingredient in borscht, FYI — to poke fun at something that you'd think would be decidedly unfunny: 911 emergency calls. It layers in several of the show's key elements, from the show creators' charming chemistry to a bizarre spin on workplace drama – all with a bonus Jeff Goldblum appearance (perfectly coated in beets, naturally). KE

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