Portlandia Pushes Kyle MacLachlan's Mayor for President — Watch Video

Portlandia has a last-minute third-party candidate to endorse: Vote Mr. Mayor!

This new election-themed promo for IFC’s sketch-comedy series asks us to consider the show’s wacky mayor (played by the inimitable Kyle MacLachlan) when we’re casting our ballots for president next Tuesday. According to the campaign ad, Mr. Mayor is courageous, enthusiastic, sensitive and experienced in foreign affairs — which he demonstrates by banging a tiny gong. (Of course.)

He rides a bike, he plays in a reggae band, he admires indigenous art — he can even sing, people! The ad concludes by imploring us to “make America weird again” and vote for Mr. Mayor. Hey, he doesn’t seem like such a terrible option right now, does he?

Portlandia returns for Season 7 on Thursday, Jan. 5 at 10/9c on IFC — with Kyle MacLachlan in tow, we’re hoping.

Press PLAY on the video above to see why you should vote for Mr. Mayor, then hit the comments to let us know if you’re convinced.