Broad City might be over, but the quotes and iconic moments from the show will live on in pop culture for many years to come. The series did a fantastic job of capturing a millennial experience, especially what it’s like to be in your early 20s’ while living in a big city and trying to figure out how to navigate through life. Broad City was also celebrated for its portrayal of a close female friendship. Abbi and Ilana where the heart of the show and their friendship got them through all of the ups and downs of their lives.
While Ilana might be the more over the top character, Abbi was really funny and relatable, too. We’ve collected a list of ten of the best Abbi Jacobson quotes from Broad City.
10 “I WOULD TAKE YOU ON MY SHOULDERS-LIKE I’D STRAP YOU UP AND BE LIKE, ‘LET'S GO THROUGH HELL.’”
The truly great thing about Broad City was how loyal the two women were to each other. They clearly had each other’s backs through thick and thin and weren’t afraid to help each other out no matter what. With this quote in season one, Abbi tells Ilana that she would carry her through hell. That’s the kind of friendship that most of us want to have.
9 “I’M AN ADULT AND I’M RESPONSIBLE. LET’S GO GET SOME CANDY.”
One of the best things about Abbi’s character was how damn relatable she was. She was definitely someone that millennials in their 20s’ could understand and laugh along with.
From her struggles with Bevers to her crappy job at Soulstice, her mishaps were super easy to empathize with. With this quote, Abbi shows that adulthood can be really hard, and sometimes to make yourself feel better you just have to let the childlike part of you win out.
8 “I ONCE SAW THIS DOCUMENTARY ON VIMEO ABOUT THESE MOLE PEOPLE WHO LIVE DOWN IN THE SUBWAY. I BET THEY WOULD HELP US.”
While Ilana might be the Broad City woman that’s more loud and ridiculous, Abbi’s humor is strong and tends to be more grounded and a little off-beat. She often comes up with random connections and things to say, and the results are quite hilarious. In this episode where the two of them get stuck on a subway car, she delivers this hilarious line.
7 “I JUST WANNA GET HOME AND WATCH MY SHOWS.”
Being an adult in your 20s’ can be difficult, and Broad City showed this time and time again. If you’re trying to make it in New York City especially, finding a job that makes enough money and trying to be a responsible adult can be especially hard. With this quote, Abbi shares a feeling that many of us have at the end of the day.
While going out and partying can be fun, catching up on your favorite television shows is often better.
6 “I’M AN ADULT. I SHOULD BE BUYING MY OWN POT.”
This is one of Abbi’s funniest lines from the first season of the show. While buying pot might not always be a sign of maturity, in the world of Ilana and Abbi it is. While Abbi isn’t too successful in her quest to find her own pot to buy, she won’t ever have to worry too much. Ilana will always have a steady supply of pot to give her whenever she needs it.
5 “I’VE CLEANED MORE PUBES THAN YOU HAVE ON YOUR ENTIRE BODY!”
Poor Abbi had to put up with a lot when she worked as a cleaner at Soulstice.
While in later seasons she moved on to bigger and better things, for many seasons of the series she was stuck cleaning up messes and being treated badly by Trey as she strived to be a trainer. With this line, she tries to make a sick burn but instead just says something that would make anyone cringe as well as laugh.
4 “EVERY ANIMAL FROM EVERY MOVIE WE LOVED AS A KID? PROBABLY DEAD.”
Sometimes, Abbi says some things that really make you think. This is kind of a dark humor line that makes all the millennials really think. While the thought is definitely sad, it’s also rather funny. Abbi can be super funny at times, and while she is more serious and responsible, she’s definitely not a stick in the mud. In some ways, she is the more stable of the two and lends the perfect balance to Ilana.
3 “NO. I’M NOT SURE BECAUSE I’M NOT SURE ABOUT ANYTHING.”
Abbi definitely struggles the more of the two to feel like she has her life together. Ilana is more of a go with the flow, fly off the seat of your pants person, while Abbi likes to have her ducks in a row.
But, just like many people who try their best to get a handle on their life, she often found herself wondering why things wouldn’t turn out right.
2 “CAN YOU IMAGINE IF DISNEY WORLD HAD A WHOLE AREA FOR CEREAL?”
Abbi sometimes dares to dream big, like she speculates on an amazing world where Disney World is even grander than it already is. Something about her brand of humor and the way she expresses her thoughts hits on something about the young 20s’ experience that is hard to articulate but comes across perfectly in her dialogue.
1 1.”YOU’RE ALWAYS WORRYING ABOUT MISSING OUT ON LIFE YOU NEVER BOTHER TO ACTUALLY LIFE.”
One of the most delightful moments for Ilana was when she found out that when Abbi became blackout drunk she became Val and put on a show at a speakeasy. With this inspiring quote, Abbi is putting on that Val persona and sweeping Ilana even more off her feet in the process. While Abbi might seem like the more chill of the two, she definitely has her secrets and her wild side.