Let’s Talk About The Return Of ‘Broad City’

Abbi and Ilana are back, y’all, and we couldn’t be happier. “Broad City” returned for its second season on Wednesday night with another day of the girls’ crazy, stoned New York City adventures. HuffPost Entertainment editors Jessica Goodman and Erin Whitney discuss the hilarious season premiere (which was admittedly just as funny on the second and third watch).

Spoiler alert if you haven’t seen “Broad City” Season 2, Episode 1, “In Heat.”

Jessica Goodman: Erin! All I want to do at this very moment is talk about “Broad City” Season 2, because it’s back. Baby, it’s back! After months without pussy weed, Abbi and Ilana are here to tell us how to live (and, uh, not live) out cool, casual 20-something lives in New York. Where do we even start?

Erin Whitney: I think the only place to start is on the train (but is it the back or the front?). Every New Yorker, unless they’re incredibly lucky, has had that scarring moment where the elation over an empty train car quickly turns into the worst decision of your life. Thanks, human excrement! And that heat! Good god, watching this in January almost made me want to switch places (but like, minus the swamp ass).

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Goodman: Bingo. Not to get all “OMG New York is another character in this show!” but New York is definitely another character in this show. Critics talked about that a lot in reviews of the first season, and I’m glad to see it holds over. Like, Abbi getting her air conditioner stolen right outside Bed, Bath and Beyond on Sixth Ave? Classic. That friend with AC suddenly becomes the most popular person you know between May and September.

What did you think about Seth Rogen’s cameo as Male Stacy?

Whitney: Love Male Stacy. Seth Rogen is kind of the perfect casting for the gross, weirdo, charming type that plays off of Abbi’s awkward humor. And he can also totally own up to a sweat-smiley tee. But we know Abbi can do better, although hopefully she avoids the the sex offender club from now on. What’d you think of Rogen?

Also, we have to talk about stoned Phil of the Future.

Goodman: Phil of the Future! That’s who that was. I was trying to place him for a solid minute. Back to Seth. It’s so interesting seeing him in this role, and for some reason I saw him as the best guy Abbi’s been with (aside from hot neighbor Jeremy, but more on that never). I just kept viewing him as “Seth Rogen, a great ‘Broad City’ guest star” instead of Male Stacy. He made her fajitas! He was just as sweaty as she was! She wasn’t the butt of the joke! Until …

We should probably get to the idea that Abbi “raped” him, though. Male Stacey passes out from heat exhaustion — don’t blame him — and when Abbi tells Ilana what happened, this is their conversation:

Ilana: So to clarify, you raped him.
Abbi: No, he passed out from the heat he seriously wanted it.
Ilana: That is literally what “they” say.
Abbi: Yeah but I really mean it.
Ilana: So do they. Dude, did you finish?
Abbi: OMG…

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