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You Can Watch the 'Broad City' Season Premiere Right Now
You were going to have to wait until 10:30 PM Wednesday to find out what new stoned NYC antics Broad City's Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer get up to in season four, but Comedy Central decided to drop the first episode a little early online, shedding some light on how the duo first met.
After more than a year's hiatus since 2016's 4/20 episode, we find Abbi and Ilana in 2011, where their reality forks and a missed train determines whether or not they meet and become friends, or have the worst day of their lives. The episode, called Sliding Doors, is a play on a 1998 Gwenyth Paltrow flick of the same name with a similar idea revolving around a cheating boyfriend. In the Broad City version, we live out the same day in two alternate realities with Abbi and Ilana where dresses and ponytails are snatched, jobs and roommates are lost, and Bevers boasts six-pack abs. And, because Broad City does not shy away from its deep distaste for Trump, we also see the two raving about the Obamas and predicting an imminent female president. This of course foreshadows the dour emotional state awaiting our heroines in the wintry first months of 2017, where the rest of season four takes place, according to Entertainment Weekly. "In winter you get—I mean, maybe not everyone—but you tend to get a little bit more sad and it's a little bit more lonely and a little bit more, 'What am I doing with my life?' kind of mentality than when the sun is out," Jacobson told EW of the new season.
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