Portlandia holiday preview video: "Vagina Pillows"

(Video link) In this preview of IFC's Portlandia holiday special, Candace and Toni, the persons who run feminist bookstore Women & Women First (Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein), have been surprised with a last-minute babysitting request from Candace's son, played by Bobby Moynihan, who can no longer be bribed with free vagina pillows. Alas, another victim of the patriarchy. "Winter in Portlandia" will air Friday, December 14 at 10:30 PM EST on IFC. In addition to Moynihan, Jim Gaffigan and Matt Lucas will be stopping by! (via IFC)


  1. I find this video intolerable because, being from Portland, I have to find a reason to point out that I’m from Portland. And acting upset at something is usually the easiest way to go about that. I’m from Portland.

    1. Also being from Portland, the easiest way I usually find to go about saying I’m from Portland is to say, man, it sure has changed since I lived there. But back on topic, that was pretty funny. I still mostly know Brownstein from Sleater-Kinney so I always do mental double-take to think that she is starring in a tv show I never watch. 

  2. I’m so pleased they ended with that particular two-syllable coo.  That’s the Wilhelm Scream of happy baby noises from every diaper commercial, like, ever.

  3. So if you fall asleep face down in your vagina pillow, do you wake up looking like you have a cleft palate? 

    (Feel free to work that into the show, guys)

  4. amusingly enough, I live in Berkeley and saw some women with “uterus” pillows, so this definitely isn’t far from reality.  and Portland residents have to get over it.  every city with an identity and flavor get chided.

    1. When my friend had to have her uterus removed after years of painful fibroids (seriously, her uterus was trying to kill her) I bought her a handmade felt uterus. Etsy.com has all your uterus needs covered, always.

  5. I would think that the owners of a feminist bookstore would be sure to distinguish between sex and gender. 

    1. You’re worried about the difference between sex and gender and not concerned about the inability to distinguish between a vulva and a vagina?

      1. I learned something new today. Innovative. 

        I try to be gender neutral, so I covered my eyes during the diaper change ;-)

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