There Are Two Versions of The Flaming Lips on ‘Portlandia’ and Both of Them Are Bummers

Q: What is the one thing Portlandia probably does not need more of?
A: The Flaming Lips.

A new clip from the show’s sixth season premiere, which airs Thursday, shows two versions of the band, “The Flaming Lips” and “The More Flaming Lips,” trying to check in at a music festival, causing confusion and mild irritation all around.

It’s hard to tell whether the fact that Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein’s characters haven’t heard of The Flaming Lips means the show has gotten back on track or not.

Portlandia season six premieres on IFC Thursday, January 21.