In broader American culture, the city of Portland is currently known for two things: the Trail Blazers and "Portlandia," an IFC sketch series from funnyman Fred Armisen and funnywoman/awesome musician Carrie Brownstein that playfully ribs the city's image as a haven for passive-aggressive liberalism. For the most part, the show has traded in jokes about sustainably farmed food and the like. But it stands to reason that at some point they'd bring Stumptown's favorite athletes into the fold.

So, on this Friday's episode, Blazers star LaMarcus Aldridge will make an appearance in a sketch featuring the show's recurring womyn's bookstore owner characters. He'll play the new boyfriend of another character played by Penny Marshall. You can check out a preview above, in which Aldridge wears a nice sweater and plays the straight man to everyone else's zaniness.

What's notable here, apart from Aldridge appearing on a niche comedy show, is that Marshall is a diehard Clippers fan. Will their fans take kindly to her consorting with a Western Conference rival? And, more importantly, can she Frankie Muniz find some work?

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