The Best Episodes Directed by Jonathan Krisel
#2 - Spyke Drives
Portlandia Season 4 - Episode 5
Peter drives Nance to the emergency room. Spyke gets a car. Ghavin has some questions for a singer whose band is touring through Portland. Fred and Carrie have a garage sale. Dinner party guests are held hostage by a story that won’t end. Claire and Doug improve their relationship by treating each other like dogs. Guest starring Annie Clark, Kumail Nanjiani and Kyle MacLachlan.
#3 - Squiggleman
Portlandia Season 3 - Episode 5
Concerned parents Brendan and Michelle start a band that makes kids music; The Portland Nerd Council issues a Public Service Announcement; Malcom and Kris have an uncomfortable lunch at a vegan restaurant. The Feminist Bookstore hosts a comedy night.
#4 - Brunch Village
Portlandia Season 2 - Episode 10
New brunch hotspot Fisherman’s Porch gets a write-up in the local paper, prompting Peter and Nance to give it a try – only to find hundreds of others had the same idea. Portland’s Mayor offers to take Fred and Carrie to brunch, but when the bridge is blocked he is forced to find alternate routes. Feminist bookstore owners Toni and Candace take physical measures to remove unwanted pedestrians in line for brunch in front of their store. Nance has Peter hold her spot while she gets her jacket, only to return to accusations that she is cutting the line. Two bouncers escort her to a crazed man who metes out punishment for line cutters – and it is up to Peter to save her.
#5 - Late in Life Drug Use
Portlandia Season 4 - Episode 8
Mr. Mayor plans a Pride Parade. Brendan and Michelle decide it’s finally time to try recreational drugs. The Punslingers name some new businesses. Carrie’s brother comes to visit with his new boyfriend. The cops visit Toni and Candace. Spyke and Iris have dinner at a suspiciously bad Thai restaurant. Guest starring Kyle MacLachlan, Dan Savage and Josh Homme.
#9 - Motorcycle
Portlandia Season 2 - Episode 7
An idyllic music gathering becomes tense when they face the logistics of loading a harp into a sedan; A middle-aged couple attempts to reclaim the ideals of being young, rebellious and sexy by getting motorcycles; Second-hand clothing store workers scrutinize a woman’s fashion sense when she attempts to sell her used clothes; Nina attempts to convince her boyfriend Lance to join Facebook; Claire goes out for an evening and gets a sitter for her husband, Doug.
#11 - Trail Blazers
Portlandia Season 4 - Episode 7
Joaquin makes a smoothie. Kickstarter videos compete at the Cant’s Film. Sandra visits a tattoo removal parlor. Malcolm and Kris make their own clothing. Toni and Candace coach the Portland Trail Blazers’ dance team. Guest starring Gus Van Sant, Paul Allen and The Portland Trail Blazers.
#16 - Cat Nap
Portlandia Season 2 - Episode 6
In a boutique clothing store “Two Girls Two Shirts,” the owners are momentarily tempted by the idea of having customers; A struggling band finds itself with an all too enthusiastic fan; Jayde from “jayde speaks Sevyn” and director Gahvin Quin make a video plea to help raise money in the name of art. When an innovative intern suggests improvements at the feminist bookstore, shopkeepers Toni and Candace defend their way of doing business; Carrie’s sister begins making jewelry, prompting Fred to consider a new way to make a living; A houseowner’s move takes longer than she expects when she accidentally hires an eco-friendly moving crew.
#18 - Bahama Knights
Portlandia Season 4 - Episode 6
Fred has an idea for a music documentary. Peter is reunited with his old band, The Bahama Knights, and his ex-wife is lead singer. Trudy and Craig produce a song. Carrie and Fred go home after a concert. Guest starring Maya Rudolph, Tuck & Patti and Jeff Tweedy.
#19 - Cool Wedding
Portlandia Season 2 - Episode 3
Militant bike messenger Spyke and his fiancée Iris strive for non-conformity in their upcoming nuptials; Carrie drops her beloved iPhone, and her life flashes before her eyes; Two overly-polite drivers come to a standstill at an intersection when neither wants to be the first to go; A grocery shopper (Jack McBrayer) finds scorn when he forgets his reusable shopping bag; A bestselling author (Shoreh Agadashloo) visits the feminist bookstore to do a book-reading.
#20 - Cops Redesign
Portlandia Season 2 - Episode 5
Nostalgia-loving Jason returns to LA from Portland and informs Melanie of another Portland throwback trend; the Mayor of Portland tasks Fred and Carrie with redesigning the Portland Police Department's uniforms and image; an excited donor donates his old music LPs to an elite preschool, but protective parents Brendan and Michelle question his sonic sensibilities; a team of salespeople at Bad Art Good Walls specialize in supplying new coffee shops with horrible art.
#21 - Sharing Finances
Portlandia Season 4 - Episode 1
A young woman is haunted by very smart ghosts; Doug and Claire make a big commitment to one another; Kath and Dave make the most of fifteen minutes; Sandra finally finds a soul mate; Fred is visited by a Date Fact Checker.
#23 - No Olympics
Portlandia Season 2 - Episode 9
A crying infant’s father escalates his attempts to soothe his thrill-seeking baby; Fred and Carrie get the Mayor of Portland’s blessing to create a grassroots campaign to prevent the Olympics from ever coming to Portland; A creative canoe dancer turns what seems to be a mistake in his routine into a triumphal finish; A pair of bike valets have trouble finding a disgruntled customer’s bike.
#26 - 3D Printer
Portlandia Season 4 - Episode 9
A minister reminds us that church is an option. Art students makes anti-corporate paintings. Mr. Mayor unveils Portland’s official 3D printer. Santa is concerned about the future of Christmas. A TV commercial director struggles with his own creativity. Lance and Nina’s lizard dies. Guest starring Ed Begley Jr.
#27 - Mixology
Portlandia Season 2 - Episode 1
Local artisan curators Lisa and Bryce realize that they can pickle everything; Fred helps Carrie chase a romantic mixologist (Andy Samberg) who forgets his roots when he moves from Portland to LA; Fred and Carrie stop to eat at a theme restaurant with a difficult waiter (Kumail Nanjiani); Kath and Dave's emergency signals are tested when they go river rafting; Feminist shopkeepers Toni and Candice teach an A/C repairman about the "phallus" and "opposite of a phallus" inside all of us.
#29 - Pull-Out King
Portlandia Season 4 - Episode 4
A punk from the ‘80s wakes up from a coma. An e-mail goes neglected. Nina has surprising news for Lance. Malcolm and Kris tailgate a Prairie Home Companion live show. Carrie dates a tax lawyer. Guest starring Jello Biafra, Annie Clark, Jeff Goldblum, Duff McKagan and Mark Proksch.
#30 - 4th of July
Portlandia Season 5 - Episode 5
Kath and Dave attempt the ultimate Independence Day BBQ. The Mayor and Sam search the deep web for truly spectacular fireworks.
#31 - Celery Guy
Portlandia Season 4 - Episode 3
A celery salesman goes to great lengths to get celery back on the table. 911 dispatchers assure callers that it’s beets. The Order Grill is open for lunch. Carrie declares social bankruptcy. A fed up office worker wants to become a gutterpunk. Guest starring Steve Buscemi, Jeff Goldblum, Silas Weir Mitchell and Kumail Nanjiani.
#32 - Getting Away
Portlandia Season 4 - Episode 10
Portlandia gets away for the weekend to New Beavertown, Oregon. Toni and Candace lead a feminist retreat for women. Kath and Dave do their best to relax. Peter and Nance go on a walking tour of the town. Guest starring Jason Sudeikis, k.d. lang and Angel Bouchet.
#40 - Winter in Portlandia
Portlandia Season 3 - Episode 1
It's wintertime in Portlandia and Peter and Nance struggle to keep off winter weight by cutting pasta from their diets; Candace's son visits Women and Women First bookstore for the holidays; a couple tries to keep their food cart in business.
#49 - Feminist Bookstore's 10th Anniversary
Portlandia Season 2 - Episode 8
"Sanitation Twins" Marcus and Madeline Harris take separating trash to a whole new level; Portland's feminist bookstore "Women & Women First" commemorates its 10th anniversary, but the celebrations are cut short; Uptight couple, Kath and Dave decide to go for a hike but get sidetracked as they prepare for every possible scenario; Peter and Nance go to their first Portland Timbers game and design a sign to root for the team; A risk-averse dance instructor ensures there is no chance of him being sued.
#69 - Hair
Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! Season 4 - Episode 8
Cinco introduces the C-Bund as a "great alternative to pants", Tim graduates from barber school, "Live With my Dad" song, J.J. Pepper's Videography ad(guest starring Will Forte), Afternoon Review, Eric ruins Tim's graduation party, "Reasonable Shirts", Cinco Musical Tapes presents "Groban sings Casey" ad.
#70 - Brothers Cinco
Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! Season 4 - Episode 9
A short film featuring the brothers Cinco; Mark (Tim) & Terry (Eric). During CincoCon, Terry is officially charged with the murder of his wife Lynn. The company rolls out their "E-Trial" software, which takes the place of an actual trial.
#78 - Presidents
Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! Season 4 - Episode 7
Ben Hur hosts The Ben Hur Show Awesome. Includes a commercial for FreeRealEstateForJim.biz, a Kid Break about bloody nipples, Channel 5 Presents The Human Body with Dr. Steve Brule, Tim and Eric both want to be President during a press conference, "White Boys", Michael Ian Black Focus on Comedy with guests Tim and Eric, and an ad for The Best of Pusswhip Banggang album.
#80 - Pilot
Ghosted Season 1 - Episode 1
When a key member of The Bureau Underground - a top secret government agency - goes missing, LEROY a cynical former detective, and MAX a genius "true believer" in the paranormal, are recruited to find him. The two polar opposites must work together to find the agent, while uncovering possible alien activity and chilling "unexplained" paranormal events in their own city of Los Angeles.
#81 - Dry
Moonbase 8 Season 1 - Episode 1
Stationed at NASA’s Moon Base Simulator in Winslow, Arizona, three dedicated astronauts (and one football champion) attempt to qualify for their first lunar mission. When the team is faced with a water shortage, an unorthodox solution leads to unintended consequences.