6

Number of episodes shot for Portlandia, the sketch comedy series starring Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen, which begins skewering Portland’s cultural quirks on Jan 21 on the Independent Film Channel

60

Number of local crewmembers hired for the 19-day production

8

Number of undersize sweaters purchased at local thrift stores before finding “the perfect
one” for a scene in which songwriter Aimee Mann (playing herself) is Fred and Carrie’s housekeeper and shrinks Fred’s sweater in the wash

1

Number of Indian fantail pigeons named Damat used in a sketch titled “Put a Bird On It!”

101

Level, in degrees fahrenheit, of fever suffered by Brownstein during one day of shooting

3

Number of stylists (one hair, one makeup, one costume) shared by the entire cast

1

Number of times a director told Portland Mayor Sam Adams to “tone it down” during Adams’s portrayal of an assistant to Portlandia “mayor” Kyle McLachlan