Let it be known that Broad City star Abbi Jacobson remembers her roots. Sort of.
"I love that you mentioned the tough streets of Wayne," Jacobson, a 2002 Conestoga grad, told the morning show's crew. "It was very tough."
What's tougher for the Broad City star, though, seems to be remembering the brother of crew member Nick McIlwain, Josh McIlwain, who apparently had a crush on Jacobson way back in their high school days when he was a star hockey player for Conestoga. Judging by Jacobson's response, that crush went entirely unnoticed.
"This is a lot of pressure right now," she said. "I had no idea he had a crush on me. I think I remember who he is, yeah. I was a big hockey fan, and I'd go to all the hockey games."
In fact, Jacobson loved Conestoga hockey so much that she joined a fan club that existed at the time called simply "The Hockey Club," or THC. Which, of course, only makes sense, given the level of expert stoner humor with which Broad City is replete.
Hockey fan or not, however, Josh McIlwain, a 2001 Conestoga grad, now counts himself as a happily married man, and thus is off the market — a fact that Jacobson seemed fully ready to ignore.
"I think I remember him. And you know what? I think now I'm going to break up that marriage," she joked.
The next episode of Broad City airs tonight at 10:30 on Comedy Central. But that's not all for Jacobson and co-star Ilana Glazer this week: The comedy duo will stop by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Friday. As Preston & Steve suggested to conclude the interview, tune in and "support local performers."
Odds are Josh McIlwain will be, anyway. Check out the full interview here.