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Gaunab
Feb 13, 2012





After a year and a half, Broad City is back for its fourth season September 13th at 10:30. If you don't know what the show is about then this synopsis which I shamelessly stole from Wikipedia should help:

quote:

Broad City follows Ilana and Abbi, two Jewish American women in their twenties, who experience adventures of carelessness and frivolity in New York City. Ilana seeks to avoid working as much as possible while pursuing her relentless hedonism, and Abbi tries to make a career as an illustrator, often getting sidetracked into Ilana's schemes.

You could have watched the marathon last Labor Day but it's too late for that. Sorry.


Characters:


Abbi Abrams played by Abbi Jacabson - From Philly and working at a fitness center called Soulstice where she started as a cleaner and was eventually promoted to a trainer(after finding out that her boss starred in porno and her predecessor was possibly murdered). She's the more level headed of the two except we she gets really intoxicated or in a competition. Wants to be an Illustrator and likes smoking weed.



Ilana Wexler played by Ilana Glazer - From Long Island. Used to work(sleep) at a start up company called Deals, Deals, Deals but was fire after posting the Mr. Hands video on the company's official twitter. The free-spirited one who likes to party and thinks of herself open-minded despite being self-absorbed. Loves Abbi.



Lincoln Rice played by Hannibal Buress - Dentist who as in a sexual relationship with Ilana. Broke it off in order to be in a monogamous relationship with someone else.



Trey Pucker played by Paul W. Downs - Abbi's boss at Soulstice. She began dating him at the end of season three.



Jaime Castro played by Arturo Castro - Ilana's gay Guatemalan roommate. Became a US citizen in season two and gave this great gif.



Misc Info:

Ilana Glazer got married during the break! Congrats to her! She also starred in Rough Night with Scarlett Johanson and Paul W. Downs.

Abbi Jacabson starred in Person to Person and will be the voice of Nya in The Lego Ninjago Movie. These girls are blowing up!

Premieres tonight at 10:30

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FELD1
Nov 4, 2009


Yas! A thread for the new season!

I just ran through the series one more time over the course of the last week (it's all available on Hulu in the US), and it really holds up well. I'm so excited for this to come back.

Today is my birthday too, so the show's return is a pretty darn great present.

get that OUT of my face
Feb 10, 2007



I'm worried about this season. My fear is that it's going to turn from a show that's very self-aware and funny to just another woke comedy show. Between them bleeping whenever they say "Trump," the rewriting of a good amount of this season, Abbi and Ilana being major Hillary stans (Ilana's Instagram profile pic was Hillary Clinton a few months after she lost), and the general direction that Comedy Central has gone in this year... I'm not very optimistic.

Gaunab posted:

Ilana Glazer got married during the break! Congrats to her! She also starred in Rough Night with Scarlett Johanson and Paul W. Downs.
I think you mean "mazel tov!" I know it's not realistic to think "I'm gonna marry this famous person" but this news still breaks my heart.

Edit: My sister went to high school with Paul Downs.

get that OUT of my face fucked around with this message at Sep 14, 2017 around 02:27

Maxwell Lord
Dec 12, 2008

I am drowning.
There is no sign of land.
You are coming down with me, hand in unlovable hand.

And I hope you die.

I hope we both die.




Grimey Drawer

This Guy's a Bitch!

FELD1
Nov 4, 2009


This Bevers origin story is just perfect.

kefkafloyd
Jun 8, 2006

What really knocked me out
Was her cheap sunglasses

This flashback owns bones and even I can't hate Bevers in that intro.

Ilana bombing on her lecture is so tragically awkward.

Maxwell Lord
Dec 12, 2008

I am drowning.
There is no sign of land.
You are coming down with me, hand in unlovable hand.

And I hope you die.

I hope we both die.




Grimey Drawer

Sliding Broads

Gaunab
Feb 13, 2012



That was good. I always like a good diverging timelines plot. RIP Abbi+Ilana. Too beautiful for this world. Favorite thing in the episode might be Ilana calling her roommates the Madisons.

I forgot to add this in the op but I just wanted say D'Arcy Cardon plays a trainer at Soulstice. Just a little tidbit for anyone who's also a fan of The Good Place.

Henchman of Santa
Aug 21, 2010


The best part of the Bevers thing was how bad the digital effect was

Shneak
Mar 6, 2015

"Doctor, listen to me and listen to me closely.
You're gonna witness all the days..."


Holy poo poo I'm cracking up at Ilana and Abbi getting killed by the bus in what we thought was their actual origin story when it was the alternate timeline all along. I'm so glad this show is back.

FELD1
Nov 4, 2009


Henchman of Santa posted:

The best part of the Bevers thing was how bad the digital effect was

That had me cracking up the whole time. It sort of reminded me of Kung Pow.

Sinteres
Mar 26, 2004
Please don't be rude, it upsets me when I'm trying to be smug

Trump wasn't actually bleeped when the homeless guy said it backwards, right? If they got rid of that stupid idea, I'm glad.

Nichael
Mar 30, 2011

Nellie has blown them all away.



get that OUT of my face posted:

I'm worried about this season. My fear is that it's going to turn from a show that's very self-aware and funny to just another woke comedy show. Between them bleeping whenever they say "Trump," the rewriting of a good amount of this season, Abbi and Ilana being major Hillary stans (Ilana's Instagram profile pic was Hillary Clinton a few months after she lost), and the general direction that Comedy Central has gone in this year... I'm not very optimistic.

I think you mean "mazel tov!" I know it's not realistic to think "I'm gonna marry this famous person" but this news still breaks my heart.

Edit: My sister went to high school with Paul Downs.

It wasn't this at all, this episode was great. Maybe one of the best. Definitely another example of how Broad City's good at managing to be edgy, really funny, and kind of sweet simultaneously.

Sinteres
Mar 26, 2004
Please don't be rude, it upsets me when I'm trying to be smug

Yeah, the episode was good, and I loved the origin of Bevers. I thought last season kind of saw the show go up its own rear end a bit, but even though this episode was obviously built on self-reference, it felt earned to me.

Looten Plunder
Jul 11, 2006


Grimey Drawer

Loved the episode and love that this show is back. Hope we get more of those behind the scenes things to as I could listen to these girls talk forever.

get that OUT of my face
Feb 10, 2007



Nichael posted:

It wasn't this at all, this episode was great. Maybe one of the best. Definitely another example of how Broad City's good at managing to be edgy, really funny, and kind of sweet simultaneously.
I watched it last night and I thought it was as great as the average episode. Looks like my fears were unfounded.

Sheng-Ji Yang
Mar 5, 2014




i was afraid the trump stuff would be too ham handed but him on the bus was pretty hilarious

Sheng-Ji Yang
Mar 5, 2014




honestly though I think it would have been funnier without the fortune teller saying they were going to die

The Nastier Nate
May 22, 2005




Salad Prong

safely sodomized posted:

i was afraid the trump stuff would be too ham handed but him on the bus was pretty hilarious

South Park has the right idea, let Trump do Trump. No comedy show is going to become any better by becoming part of the #resistance

SlipkPIe
Dec 22, 2008


The Nastier Nate posted:

South Park has the right idea, let Trump do Trump. No comedy show is going to become any better by becoming part of the #resistance

Trump has started to automate comedy the same way other industries are getting automated. Comedians are being cut out of the equation as the comedy gets delivered straight from the source

Tiggum
Oct 23, 2007


safely sodomized posted:

honestly though I think it would have been funnier without the fortune teller saying they were going to die
I liked that, because it was so obviously not true that it really took me by surprise when it turned out to be accurate. Like, they literally told me this was going to happen and I didn't believe them. Neat.

Nihonniboku
Aug 11, 2004

YOU CAN FLY!!!

When does Hulu put up the new episodes? I can't find that information anywhere.

cheese eats mouse
Jul 6, 2007


Last season it was always running a week behind on Hulu so probably tomorrow.

get that OUT of my face
Feb 10, 2007



safely sodomized posted:

i was afraid the trump stuff would be too ham handed but him on the bus was pretty hilarious
I loved the homeless man's ranting that translated to "Donald Trump will become president' when played backwards.

Gaunab
Feb 13, 2012



Watch Broad City!

kefkafloyd
Jun 8, 2006

What really knocked me out
Was her cheap sunglasses

Gaunab posted:

Watch Broad City!

Yes, I agree. Last night's episode was pretty nice. I was expecting them to pull the carpet out of both Ilana and Abbi but they can at least have some nice things for a little while.

RIP Tin Foil, though, you were too good for this world.

Nihonniboku
Aug 11, 2004

YOU CAN FLY!!!

cheese eats mouse posted:

Last season it was always running a week behind on Hulu so probably tomorrow.

Just check, and still not up.

Gaunab
Feb 13, 2012



I guess it's because it caught me by surprise but Trey's Ross impression made me laugh more than it should.

Big Mouth Billy Basshole
Jun 18, 2007



Fun Shoe

Gaunab posted:

I guess it's because it caught me by surprise but Trey's Ross impression made me laugh more than it should.

I really like Trey and I hope this isn't the last we see of him.

Henchman of Santa
Aug 21, 2010


RuPaul is absolutely killing the guest star game this year

ExiledTinkerer
Nov 4, 2009


Man alive that giant chocolate chip cookie looked delicious---that this show nails even the subtle elements so well that they become memorable unto themselves is amazing.

Henchman of Santa
Aug 21, 2010


I thought the cold open was an example of try hard wokeness that someone worried about earlier in the thread. Like we'd all love to shut up pro-life protesters and I suppose that's funnier than giving them a Sorkin style list of facts but it's still pretty cringey.

Gaunab
Feb 13, 2012



Eh, you don't get many positive portrayals of abortion clinics on TV so even if the joke might have been "cringey" their hearts were in the right place.

^burtle
Jul 17, 2001

God of Boomin'


Big Mouth Billy Basshole posted:

I really like Trey and I hope this isn't the last we see of him.

The Behind the Seasons thing that aired after the episode said it was their way of giving closure to that arc, so I hope it isn't the end either, but it very well could be.

ExplodingChef
May 25, 2005

Deathscorts are the true American heroes.

Gaunab posted:

Eh, you don't get many positive portrayals of abortion clinics on TV so even if the joke might have been "cringey" their hearts were in the right place.

Funny sidenote to this: The producers contacted the Clinic Vest Project, which is a non-profit that distributes vests free to escort programs across the country, to get some vests. They decided to take a pass due to the script, but they (and the rest of us in various escort programs) thought it was hysterical.

Gaunab
Feb 13, 2012



Get off yo DAAAMN rear end and watch some Broad City!

Maxwell Lord
Dec 12, 2008

I am drowning.
There is no sign of land.
You are coming down with me, hand in unlovable hand.

And I hope you die.

I hope we both die.




Grimey Drawer

White guilllllt

Shneak
Mar 6, 2015

"Doctor, listen to me and listen to me closely.
You're gonna witness all the days..."


Garol in the sex shop

Ilana has been killing it this season so far. This episode was a perfect mix of her being too insane to be real but the bathroom scene with Lincoln was genuinely good down-to-earth acting.

Gonz
Dec 22, 2009

Jesus, did I say that? Or just think it? Was I talking? Did they hear me?


When Abby got the text from her EMT boyfriend, the guy in the picture with him giving the thumbs up in a neck brace was the same guy who choked on the hoagie in the cold open.

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get that OUT of my face
Feb 10, 2007



Henchman of Santa posted:

I thought the cold open was an example of try hard wokeness that someone worried about earlier in the thread. Like we'd all love to shut up pro-life protesters and I suppose that's funnier than giving them a Sorkin style list of facts but it's still pretty cringey.
I thought it was good, for what it's worth. It was making a point but it was also trying to be funny.

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