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Things You Didn't Know About Broad City

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Once upon a time (2007), two funny ladies met at the Upright Citizens Brigade and cooked up a web show idea. Behold, the making of Broad City. Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer decided that if Hollywood wasn’t going to come a calling, they would simply be their own brand of weird. It paid off. UCB founder and reigning comedy queen Amy Poehler spotted the web series, brought it to Comedy Central, and the rest is weed-induced history. 

This list is filled with all of the delightful Broad City facts and trivia you’ll need to qualify as a super fan, much to the dismay of Questlove. You’ll understand all about the making of Broad City, like why Ilana is fine with showing off her body but seizes up before her love scenes. No offense, Hannibal Buress. Through this Broad City trivia, you’ll so discover the origin of Bevers, what’s up with the Bed, Bath & Beyond obsession, and why Abbi might throw a party for a hamburger. 

Amaze your friends, confound your enemies, and win beer at your local pub on trivia night by memorizing these Broad City fun facts. What does Lincoln call the remnants of snack foods he eats off of Ilana’s boobs? If you guessed “t*tty chips,” you win. What is the name of Lincoln’s pasta blog? If you guessed the Al Dente Dentist, you’re on fire!  

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  • Abbi Witnessed a Doctor Stab Herself with an EpiPen

    Video: YouTube
    This one time at kids camp… Abbi worked as a counselor and they were watching a demonstration on how to treat allergies with the EpiPen. A pediatrician, one of the camp owners, accidentally stabbed herself in the hand, thus inspiring Jacobson to create a now infamous scene with her as the incredible Hulk, raging on EpiPen juice.  
  • Ilana Was in an Anti-Drug Group in High School

    Video: YouTube
    Stoner Ilana would find it hilarious that real-life Ilana used to be in an anti-drug group in high school. She’d probably smoke to that.  
  • Bingo Bronson Is Now a Comedy Central Trademarked Toy

    Photo: Matt Peyton / Comedy Central Press
    At first, Bingo Bronso only appeared in Abbi’s drug-induced trip to Whole Foods, but now Bingo can be found on T-shirts, mugs, and pint glasses. He also has a pretty sassy Twitter account.  
  • 42 Squirts Was Actually 16 Handles

    Photo: Comedy Central
    Since 42 Squirts doesn’t exist and is a terrible name for a fro-yo place, Broad City shot in an actual 16 Handles in Williamsburg.