McD Workshop’s Chris McDonnell created the animation for the end credits of the season one Portlandia episode, “Baseball”. The joke is that the characters in the show have some bad ideas about how to create a baseball team which they are taking way too far. And then the bonus joke is that when the credits roll, their bad ideas have been executed (by Chris), and we see their team mascot creations Batty Batterson, Mitty Mitchell and The Grumpire stroll on to the screen. The episode was directed by Jonathan Krisel, and the show plays on IFC.
Below is the animation as it appeared on the end credits of the “Baseball” episode:
See the pencil test, line art inked, and then painted below: