There are lots of reasons to love Broad City. For two seasons (so far) at Comedy Central, and on the web before that, Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer have been winning hearts and blowing minds with their semi-autobiographical series about two New York City women just trying to follow their dreams, get laid, and of course, get high.
Broad City isn’t a stoner comedy in the traditional sense, but marijuana is far more than a background element on the show. It’s been a motivator, a de-motivator, a character developer, a symbol of Abbi and Ilana’s constant insistence on living their lives their way, and a reliable running gag. Abbi and Ilana have combed the city for it, used it to dominate college kids, and made plenty of bad nights better with it. (And then there was that one time Ilana stashed a bag in her vagina.)
Because Broad City and weed are so inseparable, it’s no surprise that a YouTube compilation of all the times Abbi and Ilana have smoked up on the show (so far) has surfaced in honor of 4/20, that wonderful day of marijuana celebration that stoners somehow actually remember to honor. Even if you’re a faithful viewer of the show, you might have forgotten just how often weed makes an appearance. It’s four minutes and 20 seconds of Abbi and Ilana vaping in a coat check room, eating cereal, trying to hide pot smoke in a desk drawer, rolling “joints” from stuff they found in the park, setting off sprinkler systems, and even trying to see if weed smoke can transfer from webcam to webcam. It’s almost enough to give you a contact high.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go eat an entire family-size bag of Flamin’ Hot Cheetos by myself.