Rachel Sanoff
August 26, 2016 1:06 pm
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By now, we are all in love with Carrie Brownstein’s and Fred Armisen’s perfect comedic collaboration, Portlandia.

The IFC sketch program is making its anticipated return on January 8th for its fifth season.

And Carrie and Fred have been mercilessly teasing us with behind-the-scenes photos as we anxiously await our reunion with the Pacific Northwest’s finest.

Need this immediately.

Carrie really rocks a mustache.

And she directed two episodes this season!!!

When we first met Toni, Candace, and the rest of the on-point, offbeat characters living in the Portlandia universe, it was 2011. But Carrie and Fred had already been collaborating for six years.

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Brownstein and Armisen first brought their comedic power duo to the internet in 2005 as ThunderAnt — originating many of the most worshiped Portlandia characters.

And for throwback Thursday yesterday, Carrie posted an image from their ThunderAnt days on Instagram.

“Before it was Portlandia, it was ThunderAnt.”

Carrie and Fred truly discovered an amazing partnership back in 2005, and we can’t wait to see more of their genius this January!