Aired: January 21, 2011 - Present (IFC)
Theme Song: Washed Out “Feel It All Around"

Portlandia, IFC’s irreverent sketch comedy show starring the hilarious duo of Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein, unveils its quirky characters, heightened reality set-ups, and unpredictable payoffs with reckless abandon.

In each episode’s scant 22-minute duration, the wacky energy never wavers, so it’s nice to start each one off with Washed Out’s smooth, hypnotic “Feel It All Around.” The instrumental, which puts you in the mind-frame of surfing above the clouds, effectively disarms viewers before Armisen’s and Brownstein’s antics kick into overdrive. Once its done, though, all bets are off.