Broad City: "Hashtag FOMO"
February 12, 2015 8:01 AM - Season 2, Episode 5 - Subscribe

Abbi and Ilana on the never ending quest to find the best party.
posted by travelwithcats (8 comments total)
You posted this just about two minutes after I finished watching it. :)

I liked this episode a lot. All of Trey's scenes make me so uncomfortable and his party ... wow. I'm a little baffled why so many people here and elsewhere love Ilana so much -- sometimes I really enjoy her, but other times she drives me crazy. But Abbi is always awesome, even when she's stammering out some transparent and deeply inappropriate lie. Maybe especially then.
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich at 8:07 AM on February 12, 2015 [1 favorite]

Val is everything. EVERYTHING.

(Also saw it pointed out that an old lady called her Val in the subway in the season opener. Mind blown!)
posted by kmz at 9:12 AM on February 12, 2015 [7 favorites]

"No, you be quiet."

The throwaway lines this season are better than other entire shows.
posted by dogwalker at 1:17 PM on February 12, 2015

I am sure someone has said to me "You are so weird! I love it!" So Abbi and I are the same. (I still want to be Ilana, but I'll take it.)

I think this is my favorite episode so far -- it's maybe no the funniest or most well-written, but it captures that strangeness of floating in your 20s between groups of people. You can fit everywhere because you don't know who you are yet and no one else knows who they are, either.

There is such a sweetness to this show. I love how affectionately it treats Abbi and Ilana. They're allowed to do what they do and they're not judged or punished for it.
posted by darksong at 6:32 PM on February 12, 2015 [2 favorites]

Black Irish Goodbye still has me giggiling
posted by Mick at 7:34 PM on February 12, 2015 [1 favorite]

Given that we usually see Abbi's failures it was awesome to learn about Val! Abbi is great as is but discovering this side of hers was delightful. It's also amusing that Val was a total surprise to Ilana.
posted by travelwithcats at 1:39 PM on February 13, 2015 [1 favorite]

Yes, I loved this one. Going to a really awkward acquaintance party where you just do not fit in, and you're trying really hard to meet people halfway but you know it's not working. When you're just being yourself and it's clear people don't know what to do with you and they're just like "you're funny." Perfect. And then you go to the next party and among your people and you don't feel like you have two heads.

Val is so needed! I agree, travelwithcats, we need awesome Val to balance out how rough most of the show is on Abbi.
posted by bobobox at 11:56 AM on February 14, 2015

The "somebody puked on a core ball and it bounced down two flights of stairs" was wonderfully funny. (And the payoff at the end of that scene: ball bounces down the stairs past them with vomit on it.)
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome at 8:03 PM on February 25, 2015 [1 favorite]

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