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8. 'The Everything Plan' (Season 1)

Portlandia's relationship with technology has usually been equal parts fear-inducing and funny bone-tickling. Employing a basic plot point – locating the city's maybe-dead mayor by using cell phone technology – the sketch builds on the idea of ridiculously extravagant cell phone plans in a way that's both hilarious and relatable to anyone who's spent an afternoon stuck in a Verizon store. It's another example of how invaluable Kumail Nanjiani's contributions to the show have been; no one else excels at looking both bored and efficient in the face of a pair of wild-eyed, wacky-planned Portlanders. KE