Today, on the greenest of days, Ilana Glazer of Broad City is releasing a three-part miniseries called The Time Traveling Bong, based on a 2012 College Humor short where a young Ilana rips bowls with Broad City co-star Paul W. Downs (you know him as Trey) and, well, travels time and space. This dope series will take her, Downs and her magical bong through history to meet Michael Jackson, experience the Salem Witch Trials and get a taste of ancient Paleo times.
Glazer is the perfect leading lady for a stoner comedy since the badass Broad City babes are the most weed-positive women on TV right now. While Mickey Dobbs (flawlessly portrayed by Gillian Jacobs) wasn’t shy about smoking up in Love, Nancy Botwin (Mary-Louise Parker) had no qualms about hustling marijuana in Weeds and ladies enjoyed the odd toke in That 70s Show and Six Feet Under, many of these characters seemed like caricatures of chicks and weed, or they had negative relationships with substance abuse. (And Nancy never reeeeally indulged.)
Abbi and Ilana are a breath of fresh bud for females and chronics in pop culture. They aren’t the punchline sidekicks in a male-centric stoner series, nor are they troubled and morally bankrupt potheads. They are the relatable pot-smoking heroines we’ve needed, who just love to smoke a J on the toilet or throw a soiree with a buffet of marijuana.
In their honour, we’re counting down our favourite stoner moments from Broad City. Happy 4/20 y’all!
The love affair with Mary Jane begins in season one with “PU$$Y Weed,” in which Ilana brilliantly stores a stash in her va-yine-yah for safekeeping.
Abbi decides she must henceforth buy her own weed, and struggles to score in Central Park. They obviously get hungry and head to the candy store, where Ilana promptly breaks a veneer on a jawbreaker. And lest we forget Abbi smoking up in the dentist’s office while waiting for Ilana, setting off all the alarms in the process. Blame it on the #munchies.
And when she leaves her full-time job to work at a temp agency, where she gets stupid baked in the workplace in true IDGAF Ilana fashion.
When Abbi and Ilana hit up their old college dorm pretending to be RAs, find Ilana’s hidden weed stash and get a crew of underage boys unspeakably high.
Then there’s the highly ridiculous wisdom teeth episode. Ilana takes it to the next level when she gives an already drugged up Abbi a firecracker smoothie: weed s’mores blended in milk. (Smoothies are healthy, right?) Cue the episode-long insanity.
That time America’s sweetheart, Kelly Ripa, showed us all a thing or two about how to roll a joint laced with hallucinogens and order male strippers, followed by Domino’s, naturally.
When the ultimate deal-breaker between Ilana and her hot doppelganger hookup is that she doesn’t smoke weed. BYE FELICIA!