Contact Us

Poughkeepsie Makes Appearance on ‘Portlandia’ Season Finale


The season finale of IFC’s comedy smash, “Portlandia,” featured a familiar Hudson Valley town.

The quirky sketch series starring Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein just wrapped up its seventh season. The show is set in Portland, Oregon and features characters from the city that always seems to be stuck in the 1990s.

On the final episode of the season, Armisen and Brownstein starred in a sketch called “Instant Garbage.” The infomercial-style segment centered around a fictional company that produces useless products that everyone buys and just throws away.

From USB chargers that don’t work to cell phone cases that don’t seem to fit any phone, the items are priced at just the right price so it’s not even worth returning them to the store.

Subscribe to WPDH on

At one point during the segment the duo is seen in a warehouse packing boxes to send to various cities across the country. A shipment to Poughkeepsie is grabbed off of the top shelf and then drop kicked across the warehouse floor.

While it wasn’t revealed what was in the box, I’m pretty sure I’ve purchased at least a few of those items at one of our local mall kiosks. How about you?


Best of WPDH

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for V-I-PDH Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive V-I-PDH Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.