Take Back MTV
Season 3, Episode 2
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Air date January 4, 2013
Written by Fred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein, Jonathan Krisel & Bill Oakley
Directed by Jonathan Krisel
Episode Guide
Winter in Portlandia

Take Back MTV is the second episode of season 3 of Portlandia and the nineteenth episode overall.


Spyke and Iris join forces with a gang of former MTV stars to take back MTV from Tweens. A group of frustrated, unemployed college grads stage a protest on the dance floor. Sandra pines for a mysterious man in her meditation class. Malcolm and Kris attend a meeting to rename a street in their neighborhood. Kath and Dave film an instructional video on how to build a tent.[1]


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Guest StarringEdit

  • Kurt Loder as Himself
  • Matt Pinfield as Himself
  • Tabitha Soren as Herself


  • Pat Boyle
  • Autry Carey
  • Ben Collins
  • Gray Eubank
  • Nurmi Husa
  • Wrick Jones
  • Mikki Lipsey
  • Dan Liu
  • Kathleen Lundquist
  • Calais Radcliff
  • Terry Ward


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