Life would have been so boring, had it not been for our best or really close friends – friends who are always there when you need them, friends who always have your back, who are with you through thick and thin, friends you can blindly trust and count on. You know, I really can’t imagine my life without my two best friends. They are like my lifelines. Having known them since nursery, school would have been a really humdrum place without those two! We have been together for almost 19 years now and we are each other’s confidants, soul sisters, bridesmaid-to-be and partners-in-crime! They are everything that “best friends” are supposed to and aspire to be. They define the word ‘friendship’ for me.
Speaking of best friends, I bet Abbi and Ilana are almost everyone’s favorite best-friend pair, when it comes to television shows. Abbi and Ilana’s efforts to always have each other’s back create one of the most loved, aspired and hilarious friendships in the history of romantic sitcoms. Two seasons down and the third season of Broad City just about to go on the air, these two are the undisputed queens of sass! They are badass; they are wicked (well at least Ilana is); they are the epitome of great friendship; they are inseparable and they love each other to the moon and back (well, not quite literally!)! From swapping identities, to unsorted washroom adventures, to ditch-falls, from weird conversations with dogs to airport adventures, Abbi and Ilana had us falling all about the place laughing every time we saw them on our television screens!
Having ardently and avidly watched both the seasons in their entirety, I have compiled a list of some of the cutest (also hilarious) and “aww” moments between Ilana and Abbi. Be warned, you might get an instant urge to watch both the seasons and start following even the third one, in case you already haven’t.
1. The two are close enough to video-chat on Skype while making out with their respective partners! Wow, now that’s what I call ‘true friendship’! While Ilana loves calling Abbi while she’s in the middle of the “act” with her partner Lincoln, we are often desperately waiting for Abbi to do the same!
2. Since the beginning of the series, Abbi has had a knack for finding herself in embarrassing and troublesome situations and Ilana has always had her back. Ilana offers up a number of joints to Abbi when the latter is stuck at the bottom of a ditch and then goes on to find help for getting her out of the ditch.
3. Abbi’s “do do ninja” comes to her rescue when Ilana, the “do do ninja”, sneaks her best friend’s poop out to the garbage bin under her shirt after wrapping it up in duct tape, when Abbi realizes that she can’t flush the toilet, because Jeremy is sitting in the hall!
4. In the tenth episode of season 1, when Abbi’s actual birthday dinner doesn’t go as smoothly as planned. Ilana, who is allergic to seafood, becomes unconscious due to excessive intake of seafood and Abbi tries to take Ilana’s unconscious body out of the restaurant after accidentally “stabbing” herself with an EpiPen, in this laughter-packed scene!
5. Ilana takes up the responsibility of looking after Abbi when Abbi has to get her wisdom tooth removed, because her mother can’t make it. Ilana regularly feeds Abbi with too many painkillers, takes care of her “horrifying” makeup and even tracks her down to a food outlet when she fails to look after her.
6. Being the ardent and crazy fans of Li’l Wayne that they are, Ilana and Abbi devise ways to collect money to buy tickets to one of his concerts. Like they say, desperate times call for desperate measures. They end up cleaning a stranger’s house. But when the stranger refuses to pay them, they wreak havoc in his apartment and flee with his elaborate and exquisite collection of fur coats and expensive liquor!
7. This rolling-on-the-floor-laughing type conversation between Ilana and Abbi when Ilana accidentally drops a drink on her white suit –
Ilana: I hired an extremely diverse smorgasbord of unpaid interns! (Accidentally drops her drink on her suit) Ugh, I just ruined a perfectly clean white power suit.
Abbi: I don’t know if I would call it a white power suit, especially after you talked about that ethnic smorgasbord of unpaid workers.
8. That one time, Abbi goes so berserk with happiness after looking at her negative pregnancy test result that she actually kisses the pregnancy tester, just to realize that she had, in fact, kissed the pee stick!
9. In a particular episode, Abbi is required to compete at one of her company’s events. This episode features a nostalgic and awe-inducing flashback of Abbi as a kid. Ilana once again comes to Abbi’s rescue. But, the whole thing is very
10. This epic conversation when Ilana asks Abbi if she had “pegged” at Ilana’s grandmother’s Shiva:
Ilana: Simply yes or no. Did you, or did you not, peg?
Ilana: This is the happiest day of my life!
11. Abbi and Ilana gift each other BFF Chocolate Hearts for Valentine’s Day. Now that sure is cute and heartwarming, isn’t it?
12. Ilana loves napping on the job while Abbi works like a donkey. But Abbi never gets paid what she’s supposed to be paid. These differences are what actually make their friendship unique and extraordinary.
13. In a particular episode, in a hilarious scene, Ilana is shown to be having her pizza in the bathroom! Now that is something that you don’t see every day.
These ladies sure have set some serious friendship goals for all of us, haven’t they? They have been together and have been there for each other, no matter what! Now that is how “best friends” are supposed to be, right? The new season of Broad City will air soon on Comedy Central, and you can keep up with Abbi and Ilana when you have a cable television package from XFINITY.