According to the Hollywood Reporter, Portlandia producers were asked by the FBI if it was okay to use one of their sketches in their advanced-intelligence classes (which focus on terrorism, espionage and other terrible illegal things).
"This falls under the surreal category," says co-star Carrie Brownstein. "We granted permission, although he didn't tell us why he was interested."
Regardless, it helps put to rest the idea that only hipsters watch the show. Or, muses Brownstein, "Maybe they're just making fun of us?"
OR MAYBE PORTLANDIA IS SENDING SECRET MESSAGES TO AL-QAIDA WHICH IS WHY A LOT OF THEIR SKETCHES SEEM NONSENSICAL AND ULTIMATELY NOT WORTH THE TROUBLE?
Just a theory. Anyway, here's the sketch the FBI wants. (See how many secret messages to Al-Qaida you can spot!)