'Portlandia' episode 5: Reviews and y...

'Portlandia' episode 5: Reviews and your reactions

There are 3 comments on the The Oregonian story from Feb 21, 2011, titled 'Portlandia' episode 5: Reviews and your reactions. In it, The Oregonian reports that:

Carrie Brownstein, Fred Armisen and Gus Van Sant in the "Blunderbuss" episode of "Portlandia." We're getting down to the wire on the first, short season of "Portlandia." There's only one more new episode to go in the initial run of six episodes, and it's coming up on Friday, on IFC.

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Los Angeles, CA

#1 Mar 5, 2011
Perspective: As a student becoming a doctor of acupuncture and oriental
Medicine, and a former Portland resident: I would have found the scene in episode 5 funnier if the patient receiving acupuncture would have said something along the lines of " your style of music is actually pushing the needles out of my body rendering this treatment useless..." rather than what was scripted. For the body to automatically vacuum acupuncture needles in itself(without te acupuncturist manipulating the needles) an extremely increasing pleasant sensation must come about throughout the body. I found this scene extremely unbelievable and inappropriate in regard to mass media acupuncture exposure. I do have a strong sense of humor, and when it comes to media exposure of acupuncture I feel it is best to portray this humor through truths rather than an incompetent writer's imagination. The scene could have been funnier and more believable had an expert been advised.

Minneapolis, MN

#3 Mar 6, 2011
but the needles being pushed out equates to less pain in the mind of most people (and most people do not use/understand theory of acupuncture. Needles being pushed further in is funnier. if writers went with your concept joke would not have been funny.
Dr Heinrichs

United States

#5 Aug 12, 2013
Lighten up, Dr Jonze, and don't call yourself doctor until you've earned that DAOM...

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