Before they owned a feminist bookstore together, Candace and Toni were ’90s nightclub dance floor rivals.
The two shoulder-padded “Portlandia” residents, played by Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein, respectively, will go at it battle-style on a Thursday flashback, when the quirky IFC comedy returns for its fifth season. Peter Giles guest stars on the opener. In a way, so does German music group Snap!, via its “The Power” anthem.
Like any good dance floor cat fight, this one starts with mutually inaudible passive-aggressive insults, and ends with a circle of men gawking at the enticing female frenemy display. There’s just two key difference in this one: They’re both terrible dancers and Armisen makes for one ugly woman.
“Portlandia” Season 5 premieres Thursday at 10 p.m. on IFC.