New Portlandia clip: Will Meditation Crush exceed your expectations?

IFC's wonderful sketch show Portlandia, created by and starring Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein, is returning for its third season in January, but they have provided a new clip to tide us over. If you've ever quietly leered at someone during yoga or meditation, you will relate. If you haven't, things aren't what they seem. Did you read Pacific Maladroit yesterday? Did you read it? It was in there. Yeah. (via IFC)


  1. Got to admit I’ve been guilty of this… for about the first three minutes of class. Then it’s mostly “how am I going to get my leg up there without falling over and taking out several people in the process?”

  2. I like to leer at the yoga butts from a bench as they leave the building.  I find it much more relaxing, plus I can smoke.

  3. If memory serves, there was an episode of ‘Malcom in the Middle’ where Reese decides to take up yoga.  At the end of the class – at which point he’s on his stomach, surrounded by all the girls in skimpy yoga attire – he can’t get up, see, ’cause…

  4. as someone who’s attended many multi-day yoga retreats, this is spot-on. when you’re spending many hours (or days) sitting in a room meditating with people you can’t speak to (because vipassana retreats typically adhere to a vow of silence), it’s so fascinating the things you will make up about the people around you to fill in the gaps. i’ve had crushes on teachers and other guys in the room just like this, and i’ve constructed elaborate stories about each person there — all of which ended up being COMPLETELY incorrect and just fantasy at the end when you actually get to talk to them. great stuff from portlandia — hilarious AND astute.

  5. Armisen just kills with his Ratso Rizzo here. I almost expected him to start yelling at the instructor, “Besides…dis…dis…swami stuff is fuh f*gs! Dats F*G stuff!”

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