Broad City brought a distinct hilarious, feminist, and very millennial vibe that was cutting-edge. With two hilarious female leads and a focus on friendship between women, Broad City was much needed. The show has ended now, with its final episode airing last week, but it leads the way for many more shows in the future that tell relatable, funny, and diverse stories. While many fans are understandably pretty sad that the show is over, the humor and many memorable moments of the show will be enjoyed over and over again for years.
One of the best things about the show is all of the iconic quotes and memes to come out of it. Here are 10 of the most iconic quotes from Ilana and Abbi.
10 "WHO WOULD YOU RATHER GO DOWN ON: MICHAEL BUBLE OR JANET JACKSON?"
Ilana was definitely a scene stealer in many ways, but the balance between the two women is what made the show work so well. Ilana doesn’t have much of a filter and doesn’t hold much back. She’s unapologetic about her sexuality, lifestyle, and bodily functions. Ilana Wexler was very casual and comfortable with her queerness, and she shows this throughout the show in many small moments and lines. This quote also is a good example of all of the cultural and celebrity references that were made.
9 "YAS QUEEN!"
While Ilana definitely did not originate this quote, she used it a lot. Ilana using this quote so much definitely helped get the phrase into the mainstream, and people everywhere have been using, and maybe overusing it ever since.
Ilana loved to be over the top and feel her oats, and this is something that many fans could relate to.
8 “FOUR R’S MY FRIEND: REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE, RIHANNA.”
One of the things that made Broad City so successful was how well it captured the feeling of being a millennial, especially a millennial in a big city. The dialogue between Ilana and Abbi, as well as others in the show, was often the kind of conversations fans were also having with their friends. Ilana is all about being fierce, so of course, Rihanna is one of her icons. So many of Ilana’s quotes are definitely lines that can be used to inspire your own lifestyle.
7 7.”I WOULD TAKE YOU ON MY SHOULDERS - LIKE I’D STRAP YOU UP AND BE LIKE, ‘LET’S GO THROUGH HELL.’”
While Ilana might be a little flashier and more over the top, Abbi had a lot of funny moments as well. She’s a little more grounded and practical, which makes her a good balance for Ilana. Abbi is more put together, something that many fans could also relate to. She has her messy moments and her hilarious mishaps. She’s also a great friend. The loyalty Ilana and Abbi have for each other is inspiring, and Abbi shows here that she would go through hell to save her best friend.
6 “IN THE CLURB, WE’RE ALL FAM.”
This is another one of Ilana’s famous lines from the show. While Abbi didn’t get what Ilana was saying, Ilana was definitely feeling herself in this scene. While Ilana might try to hard sometimes to use slang or be cool, and can hinge on being nearly offensive at times, her lines definitely make their way into the pop culture vernacular.
5 “BED, BATH AND BEYOND COUPONS NEVER EXPIRE!”
Broad City practically made Bed, Bath and Beyond cool. Abbi loves this store a lot. She is always collecting their coupons, and she is often shown making trips to the store.
Another amazing thing about Broad City is that it is filmed in New York City and features a very specific New York lifestyle. Bed, Bath and Beyond is fairly easy to find in the city, so this is just one other way the show features NYC and what it’s like to live there.
4 “MS. DREW BARRYMORE HIGHLY RECOMMENDS THIS BAG.”
Abbi is also a huge fan of Drew Barrymore. One of the running jokes on the show is that Abby has a suitcase that is recommended and loved by Drew Barrymore herself. In the episode, “Jews on a Plane,” where Abbi and Ilana are going to Israel, Abbi says this line to an airline employee.
She’s definitely super proud of this fact and wants to let everyone know it. This is just one of Abby's quirks that makes her so relatable.
3 “ABBI-DAB, SHE’S MY BEAUTIFUL KWEEN. SHE’S MY BEAUTIFUL KWEEN.”
Ilana really loves Abbi. While Abbi wasn’t really as into the idea of being in a romantic relationship with Ilana, the two of them definitely had a more classic romantic friendship, which was a rare and special dynamic to see on television.
Ilana is always very complimentary of Abbi. She likes to give Abbi a self-esteem boost, whether it’s complimenting her ass or expressing how much she cares about her.
2 “I JUST WANT TO GO HOME AND WATCH MY SHOWS.”
Ilana has the ability to stay out partying and go out and do things all the time as the more extroverted of the two. Meanwhile, Abbi is the character that many introverts and more responsible people can relate to as she sometimes just wants to have her apartment to herself and enjoy being alone.
Many fans can relate to the idea that some nights all you want to do is just sit on the couch and catch up on your favorite TV shows.
1 1.“TO MY FROND TIL THE OND.”
While Broad City might be over, the friendship between Abbi and Ilana will live on. While the two are going their separate ways for now as they move on to some important things in their lives, they will always love each other and be friends. The show was an exploration of the importance of friendships, the kind between two people are who there for each other through it all. This line sums that up perfectly.