June 24th, 2013 10:10 am | by ANDREA DAMEWOOD News | Posted In: Media, PDX News, Cops and Courts

The FBI Asks for 'Portlandia' Sketch for Training

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Maybe the FBI is now operating in the WTF business: The agency asked Portlandia if it could use a sketch spoofing recycling culture for training.

Co-star Carrie Brownstein told The Hollywood Reporter that an instructor from the FBI academy in Quantico, Va., asked producers to use the "Sanitation Twins" sketch in its advanced-intelligence classes, which focus on terrorism, espionage, IP theft and other crime.

"This falls under the surreal category," Brownstein told the magazine. "We granted permission, although he didn't tell us why he was interested."

Portlandia also filmed at WW's offices last year—but apparently we're not subversive enough to get the FBI's notice.

We're not sure why this would be a good training video for FBI agents, except maybe to comfort them that some recycling rules are more convoluted than the federal Terror-Alert Chart.

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