Mocked in: Season 1, Episode 6
With the sketch about Robert Wilson, "artisanal light bulb craftsman," Portlandia asks the poignant question: "Does everything have to be artisanal?" And of course, this comes with an important follow-up: "Does everything artisanal have to be so fucking expensive?"
There are a number of stores throughout Brooklyn that we could see selling $65 light bulbs alongside their handmade axes and artisanal mayonnaise. At the end of the day, there are some products you should be able to buy at Home Depot or Wal-Mart guilt free. OK, you can't buy anything at Wal-Mart guilt free, but you know what we're saying.