This Broad City review contains spoilers.
Broad City Season 4 Episode 10
We started season 4 of Broad City with the story of how Abbi and Ilana became friends, so it’s only fitting that the season ends with a celebration of that day. Ilana, super into Friendiversary, creates a whole scavenger hunt for Abbi that ends with an obscene amount of chicken fingers and margaritas. Sadly, Abbi totally forgot about the Friendiversary and comes up with a last-minute plan to take in the city from the top of the Empire State Building. What wasn’t a great plan to begin with ends with Abbi and Ilana witnessing a murder.
Abbi and Ilana, shunned by the cops, decide to take matters into their own hands and follow the alleged murderer. One thing leads to another and the girls get caught breaking into the murderer’s house, which is how they learn that the woman they saw being flung off the balcony was actually a rather realistic-looking sex-doll.
Listen, this episode was all kinds of weird. But, in all honesty, how else can a friendship as epic as Abbi and Ilana’s be celebrated other than hunting a murderer?
This season was all about the personal journey of Abbi and Ilana. With its new winter setting, the show went past the one-off silly episodes into really exploring the ups and downs of Abbi and Ilana’s relationships with themselves and others. It’s a little interesting that they choose to end the season with Abbi not remembering Friendiversary. Does it mean something more? Probably not. Maybe it’s a lesson in true relationships have their ups and downs and take a lot of work, but at the end of the day it’s all worth it. Is that sappy enough?
Good. Now, moving onto this week’s lesson.
Fun things to do with you best friend this holiday season:
Shell out some major dough on cardboard cutouts of your faces.
Think about it. You can do all your normal activities like pretending to go to the gym, going to the bar instead of the gym, buying cookie butter at Trader Joe’s, laughing at people who fall off their bikes, hat shopping…Whatever it is you and your best friend like to do together, but now imagine doing it all while carrying giant cardboard cutouts of your heads? Now, that just upped the anti on all of those totally normal activities.
Dress up like an elderly gentleman and saying inappropriate things to each other.
Okay here is what you do: One of you dresses up like an old man ( you can also switch off) and then head to your local watering hole. The other friend walks in and the costumed friend makes her feel uncomfortable by shouting crude things in her direction. Got it?
Lavish scavenger hunt.
Remember how much fun you used to have participating in scavenger hunts as a kid? Yeah, me neither. But now there’s alcohol!
The more chicken fingers the better.
That’s pretty self-explanatory.
You’d be amazed what you can see from the top of the Empire State Building. Just bring quarters! Alternatively, if you don’t live in New York City, any building will do, but you might want to invest in a telescope. That might be illegal, if so, you didn’t here it from me. What’s Broad City? Shaniqua don’t live here no more.
Hunt a murderer.
What a better way to spend a night this holiday season that strolling along the lit-up streets hunting a guy you think might have killed someone? It’s sure to really tighten the bond of friendship.
Breaking and entering.
Play shoes on shoes off.
Rules: your friend names a celebrity and you say whether you would want to have sex with them with their shoes on or shoes off.
Celebrity: Jeff GoldblumAnswer: Shoes on.
So here it is, we’ve come to the end, of our tale of two best friends. From summer to winter we journeyed on, through the big apple, racist Florida and a visit from Abbi’s mom. From housesitting to bedbugs, we were a fly on the wall, now may the power of the witches be with us all.
Okay, sure, so I am not as good as Ilana when it comes to clever rhymes, and sure maybe I am a little influenced by all the Christmas whirling around and I might have taken cadence right out of a children’s book, but why should any of that stop me?