The Mayor orders Fred and Carrie to put together a Major League Baseball team.
Fred and Carrie prepare for the arrival of the Blunderbuss Film and Music Festival. Things begin poorly when Fred and Carrie get into an argument with the event's headliner, Echo Echo. The arrival of a desperate indie rocker named Sparkle Pony only adds to the drama.
The Mayor vanishes for several days, prompting Fred and Carrie to begin searching for him. When they find him in a bar playing in a reggae band, they realize that changes are coming to the political landscape of Portland.
Singers Aimee Mann and Sarah McLachlan star as both themselves and the hired janitors of Fred and Carrie.
In the A Song for Portland episode of Portlandia, Fred and Carrie are asked by Portland's Mayor to write a theme song for the city. Having finished the song, they encounter a technological obstacle when the mayor is unable to play it on his computer.
In the Farm episode of Portlandia, Fred and Carrie eat lunch at a restaurant and decide to visit the farm where the chicken they are eating was raised. The kindly farmer that they meet turns out to be a cult leader who quickly brainwashes them.