Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was on Comedy Central's Broad City last week, a big get for the surreal comedy about two young women trying to live their lives to the Yasss Kween-iest in New York. But really, who cares?
Because Wednesday's episode is called "Philadelphia," airing at 10 p.m. on Comedy Central, and, of course, it's great.
Co-creator and co-star Abbi Jacobson is a Wayne native who plays Abbi Abrams, a Wayne native. Abbi's past has been alluded to before on the show. Her co-conspirator, Ilana, refers to her as a "high class WASP-y Jew. A Philadephia queen from down the Main Line, King of Prussia Mall!"
But Broad City has always felt quintessentially rooted in this idea of trying to survive as a young woman with no money in New York City. Like so many shows before it, Broad City uses New York as a character that these women interact with, traversing its geography and playing with its stereotypes.
So what's it like for Abbi and Ilana to leave the confines of their new home for Abbi's old one? Here are six things you need to know about Broad City's "Philadelphia" episode:
1. Abbi and Ilana take SEPTA! After arriving via 30th Street Station -- and vaping as they look out onto our fair city -- they take the Paoli/Thorndale line out to Wayne.
2. Abbi's dad is played by Tony Danza, who has his own deep connections to Philadelphia. In 2010, he starred in an A&E show called Teach where he taught in Northeast High School for a year. Danza returns every year to perform in the school's talent show. Jacobson's real dad is not TonyDanza, but a prominent graphic designer in the city.
3. Abbi's Wayne bedroom has a poster of Will Smith on her wall, prompting a series of jokes about Smith, including a discussion of whether Smith's mom lives in Wayne or not. But first, Ilana asks where Will Smith's playground was (as in "In West Philadelphia born and raised, on the playground is where I spent most of my days..."). The opening credits of The Fresh Prince of Bel Air were shot at Roberto Clemente playground at 18th and Wallace, which is actually in the Spring Garden section of the city, not in West Philadelphia.
4. The episode features a cameo by Evan Jonigkeit, a Temple grad and major up-and-comer (he played Toad in X-Men: Days of Future Past). He recently appeared in Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, starring Upper Darby's own Tina Fey.
5. Alas, it does not look like most of the episode was shot in Wayne. At one point they go to a liquor called Coves Discount, which is located in Glen Cove, NY, about an hour outside New York City.
6. Abbi references a story about Will Smith's dad making him build a brick wall every summer. That's close, but not exactly true. When Smith was a kid, his dad did make him build a wall, but it took a year and a half. It was not every summer: