Did we need a Brooklyn spoof of Portlandia? Not really, since the IFC comedy encapsulates most of the tropes of hipster culture already, not just those relevant to the West Coast. (If you need further evidence, check out Adrianne Jeffries‘ amazing piece, “A Twee Grows in Brooklyn” on this exact subject.)
Plus, we already had that Sh*t New Yorkers Say last week, which was close enough. When Eliot and Ilana Glazer were naming off newspaper titles, it was just like that one sketch from Portlandia, “Did you read it?“
Brooklyn blog Brokelyn‘s latest incarnation of the imitation-is-the-sincerest-form-of-viral-flattery takes the “Did you read it” Portlandia sketch and turns it into a food fight. Funny if you live in Brooklyn and can laugh at a joke about Roberta’s; kind of confusing if you don’t and can’t.
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