Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein’s fantastic sketch comedy show Portlandia will premiere its third season on January 4th, but just a few days ago, the show returned for a Christmas special titled “Winter in Portlandia.”
The show has always been celebrated for its wide array of guest stars, as well as its love of music and musical guests (both Armisen and Brownstein are musicians too, after all) and last weekend’s episode was no different. “Winter in Portlandia” also featured an esteemed musical guest: Mr. Jack White.
Watch below as a glinting White appears before Fred Armisen’s music-obsessed, Pet Sounds-loving Portland eccentric in a lighthearted and amusing sketch.
It was also reported quite recently that White has pulled out of scoring Disney’s The Lone Ranger due to scheduling conflicts. He will be replaced by Hans Zimmer.
Disney released the statement a few days ago regarding the replacement:
“Oscar winner Hans Zimmer, the musical mastermind behind Disney’s and Jerry Bruckheimer Films’ Pirates of the Caribbean, has signed on to compose the score for The Lone Ranger… Jack White, who had originally been contemplated to score and has contributed several pieces of music to the production, was logistically unavailable due to scheduling conflicts that arose when the film’s release moved to July of 2013.”
Though some of White’s contributions may still be a part of the movie, it is still quite a shame that he will not be scoring the film. This would have been White’s debut film as a composer, and judging by the recent successes of rock-stars-turned-composers, it certainly was an endeavor that we were very much looking forward to.