‘Portlandia’ Stars Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein Reveal the Feminist Bookstore Backstory


Flashback! No, just flashing lights. Wait, wait, no, it’s both! ‘Portlandia’ stars Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein hit ‘The Tonight Show’ last night to talk a little bit about their show’s newest season (which starts tonight) with host Jimmy Fallon, which will apparently be heavy on the flashbacks and backstory. How did all of your favorite ‘Portlandia’ characters meet? This season just might pack a very special punch for you.

As a tease, Armisen and Brownstein brought along a clip to last night’s show that helps illuminate how two of their most popular characters – Candace and Toni from the feminist bookstore – first became pals. Like all good origin stories, it began with a dance battle.

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