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The Blazer Dancers’ Special Cheer for ‘Portlandia’ Emmy Nomination

By Kristi Turnquist
The Oregonian

Just in time for Wednesday night’s NBA playoff game between the Portland Trail Blazers and the San Antonio Spurs, comes a special video message from the Blazer Dancers. Except this one isn’t a rah-rah shout-out to the Blazers.

Nope, the Blazer Dancers are sending out a cheer asking for Emmy votes for “Portlandia.” In the video, the Blazer Dancers make a “polite request,” as the clip says, for Emmy voters to consider “Portlandia.”

The synergy of it all!

This isn’t the first time the Blazer Dancers have shown up on the satirical sketch show. In a sketch from earlier this season, Toni (Carrie Brownstein) and Candace (Fred Armisen), the ever-judgmental feminist bookstore duo, tried to raise the feminist consciousness of the Blazer Dancers.

Attending a Blazers game, Toni and Candace are horrified to see the Blazer Dancers jumping around in revealing outfits.

“Why are they barely wearing anything?” Toni and Candace wonder. “Let them speak!”

Toni and Candace managed to get a meeting with Blazers General Manager Neil Olshey, who agrees to let the feminists come up with a new routine for the dancers.

It doesn’t go so well. Later, Toni and Candace are in the team locker room, where Blazers LaMarcus Aldridge, Thomas Robinson, Robin Lopez and Damiam Lillard are too bummed at losing a game to work up any enthusiasm for the new Blazer Dancers routine.

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