‘Portlandia’ Season 4 Sneak Peek: Watch Steve Buscemi’s Extended “Celery Incident,” and More
The fourth season of IFC’s Fred Armisen- and Carrie Brownstein-fronted ‘Portlandia‘ won’t officially premiere until February 27 (don’t worry, season 5 is already confirmed), but you needn’t wait that long for a fresh dose of weird. Check out ‘Boardwalk Empire‘ star Steve Buscemi taking on an extended noir bit for “The Celery Incident,” along with another full sketch from the premiere!
Having previously appeared in a brief sketch at the Feminist Bookstore, Buscemi drops by ‘Portlandia’ season 4 for an extended sketch that features the ‘Boardwalk Empire’ star as an out-of-touch salesman trying to make celery marketable, where so many of his cohorts have made other vegetables hip (keep an eye out for ‘Grimm‘ star Silas Weir Mitchell). Apart from the 11-minute sketch, ‘Portlandia’ also serves up another sketch from the new season, wherein Fred Armisen skewers the idea of corporate art using Ronald McDonald.
Also included among the returning guest stars this season are Ed Begley Jr. (‘Arrested Development‘), Annie Clark, Jeff Goldblum, Kumail Nanjiani, Jason Sudeikis, director Gus Van Sant, and Kyle MacLachlan (‘Twin Peaks‘) as Portlandia’s eccentric mayor. The new season adds the likes of Tunde Adebimpe, Jello Biafra, Vanessa Bayer, Kirsten Dunst, Joshua Homme (Queens of the Stone Age), singer-songwriter k.d. lang, Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses), Michael Nesmith (The Monkees), Mark Proksch, Maya Rudolph, columnist Dan Savage, Nick Swardson (‘Reno 911!‘), jazz duo Tuck and Patti, Jeff Tweedy, Olivia Wilde, Paul Allen and members of the Portland Trail Blazers.
You can catch the full ‘Portlandia’ season 4 premiere next Friday night on IFC, but take a look at the first sketches above and below, and tell us in the comments which guest stars you most want to see!