If you haven’t seen Comedy Central’s sleeper hit Broad City then stop what you’re doing and watch it right now. With the season finale airing tonight, you only have a few hours left to catch up on what is being dubbed as a millennial hit. In the clip above, Amy Poehler explains why the show resonates with people in their 20s. Of course, it goes beyond the love of the Parks and Recreation star who is one of the show’s producers. In fact, Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson have done a brilliant job of capturing the voice of their generation in 10 half-hour episodes.
1. The Missy Elliott and Nicki Minaj Makeovers
In a brilliant cold open, the show’s two main gals (Ilana and Abbi) roll up into a bank to deposit an $8,000 check. Dressed like Missy Elliott and Nicki Minaj, the girls stage a “make it rain” celebration set to Drake’s “Started from the Bottom.”
2. The Most ’90s Edition Never Have I Ever Ever
When Hurricane Wanda hits New York City, Ilana and Abbi are forced to get closer with their friends during a game of Never Have I Ever. It leads to numerous confessions about remote controls (I swear my roommate has mine in his room), issues with divorced parents (we’ve all been there) and a glowstick rave party (such a ’90s circuit gay).
3. The Evolution of G-Chat
In the modern world of internet and texting, Ilana and Abbi demonstrate how comfortable we’ve become with when and where we communicate. Everything about the conversation is spot on but the best moment comes when you realize just what your friends may (or may not) be doing out of frame.
4. Those Not-Girls Girlie Moments
One of the most interesting Broad City comparisons has been to HBO’s Girls, which some view as a quintessential millennial experience. In Broad City, Ilana and Abbi take those moments and skewer them in a way that delights Hannah haters while also hitting nearly the same point of view on the head.
5. The Amy Poehler Factor
Of all actresses to guest star on the show, none is more perfect than Poehler herself. The actress represents what millennials love and grew up on when it comes to pop culture.
Broad City’s season finale airs tonight on Comedy Central.
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