Last night on the Portlandia winter special, the food cart Stu's Stews (featuring Donald) was struggling to keep in business during the cold weather. The cart is run by the couple Stu and Donald (played by the comedians Matt Lucas and Jim Gaffigan). "It's peculiar, isn't it?" asks Stu. "You'd think that stew would be a big hit. Because it's a winter food." On the menu is traditional fare like meat and potatoes. And then there's Salt Lick Lamb, Pickled Matzo, and Moroccan Raisin. To bring in business, they try a bunch of strategies including a big sign, free stew samples, and faking injuries. Later Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein show up and offer them some advice: "You could at least get on like Twitter or something."
Gaffigan tweeted a photo of the cast earlier this week, writing: "In @PortlandiaTV Season 3 @realmattlucas and I play a couple of bears. No acting required." The new season starts January 4. Here's the video:
Video: Stu's Stews