Broad City: This Episode is Brought to You By ‘P’ for Pegging

Last fall, The Mindy Project quite inelegantly handled the taboo subject of buttsex in an episode that culminated in Mindy roofying herself in order to go through with the act (pretty irresponsible, even for a fictional OBGYN).

Interestingly enough, it takes a show following Workaholics to actually handle the topic in a (mostly) mature manner.

In an episode that should go down as a classic, Abbi pegged Jeremy last night, and if you don’t know what that means, hang on to your pillow.

The episode begins with the ladies discussing Abbi’s impending date or what Ilana has dubbed Abbi’s “vagina swallow” with Jeremy. Then, they run into Ilana’s mother Bobbi, played by Susie Essman of “Get the f*** out of my house, Larry David” fame, who’s in town sitting shiva for her late mother Esther, who apparently played for the Rockford Peaches and f***ed Little Richard (a bisexual alien).

High-class waspy Jew Abbi leaves the ladies to their shopping, but not before Bobbi offers a piece of advice: “Don’t forget to wear a condom, Abbi.” Even if this is just how she says goodbye to everyone and their gorgeous tushes.

Bag Ladies

Ilana and her mother set out to Chinatown. Bobbi, who speaks Chinese, demands that a Chinese woman lead her to the non-counterfeit bags, and so the woman obeys, taking them to a van complete with blindfolds for the next location. Fortunately, Ilana and Bobbi have brought their own blindfolds because Ilana got pink eye last time.

On the trip to the second location, Ilana and Bobbi discuss germs and the baby seafood in the water in New York City (“We have shrimp inside of us at all times, which I’m OK with. But just. . .like. . .ask me first”).

Soon, Bobbi and Ilana end up heading down a manhole for bags like fashion-savvy Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Six Inches Under

On Abbi’s non-date get-together with Jeremy, they share small-talk about death and how it makes Abbi think about life (“My favorite TV show is Six Feet Under, so that’s probably why”). Jeremy definitely wants to watch it together sometime, which causes Abbi to choke on her cider beer before they engage in a ferocious makeout sesh.

Soon, Abbi and Jeremy are in bed together, and Abbi suggests they switch positions, something Jeremy is all for.

However, instead of Abbi on top, Jeremy hands her a dildo and strap-on device with the suggestion to put into his butt (he even says: “Put it in my butt.”) This causes Abbi to take a time-out and retreat to the bathroom to call Ilana for advice.

When Abbi explains the situation, this causes Ilana to do backflip wall dance that would make Danny Kaye blush. Ilana feels like Abbi has hit the motherload. She’s excited for her friend.

“All throughout college I slept with a strap-on just in case.” – Ilana

After a pep talk from her friend, Abbi reemerges from the bathroom wearing the contraption: “Turn around.” After all, how often does a woman get to penetrate a man? Abbi is doing it for womankind.

“She’s a pegger!”

Later, after the act, Jeremy awakes Abbi from her sleep on his bed, telling her he’s volunteered to teach some underprivileged kids how to do woodworking today, so he has to leave. After Jeremy leaves, Abbi, who enjoys being alone in apartments, changes the sheets, cleans the dildo, and dances around the place, before discovering she has accidentally destroyed the dildo after putting it in the dishwasher.

So Abbi ventures to a sex shop to replace it (she’s second in line behind a woman with faulty nipple clamps), and the clerk intuitively knows she left the dildo in the dishwasher. They go through a few different sizes and styles before settling on a device that looks identical to the one that penetrated Jeremy’s pooper just hours earlier.

Then, Abbi gets a call from Ilana. She’s forgotten that it’s grandma’s shiva today, so she puts the dildo in a bag and heads to mourn Esther, hoping to keep it under wraps despite Ilana’s father’s efforts to take her bag (Girl Power).

At the shiva, all Ilana really wants to know is how it went with Jeremy. When Abbi tells her she went through with it, Ilana screams: “This is the happiest day of my life! She’s a pegger!”

Because Bobbi is a connoisseur of all faulty bags, she wants to see the lining of Abbi’s purse, grabbing it from her and pulling out the dildo for all to see.

The next scene is Abbi telling the entire story to the family—Ilana’s mother, father, and brother Elliott (who does a great rendition of the Christian song “On Eagle’s Wings” despite it being a shiva). Ilana’s father, played by Bob Balaban, needs clarity on what exactly pegging is. Doesn’t that mean Jeremy is gay, after all?

“Gay men and straight men enjoy prostate stimulation,” says Ilana’s brother Elliott. This statement could have an NBC “The More You Know” tag after it.

“I did it for Grandma Esther,” said Abbi of the pegging, a statement that causes a sentimental Ilana to weep like a baby.

Outside, after the shiva, Abbi receives a text from Jeremy: “I can’t wait to have you back inside. . .my apt.” Exit Abbi!

Unfortunately, for Ilana and Bobbi, their exit isn’t quite as swift, as the cops spot them with their bags that are a part of an illegal bag ring. However, they get let off easy because they’re extremely white (according to Ilana).

Cheap Knock-offs

Back at Jeremy’s, Abbi comes out of the bathroom with the new dildo, ready to please Jeremy, but he immediately spots this cheap knock-off.

“That’s not mine,” he says, before explaining that his dildo was made out of natural materials and created to fit his body (“Did you really think you would stick that inside me and I wouldn’t feel the difference?”).  Abbi knows he’s all about all-natural, unique things (he has a kimono area, after all). But she didn’t think this would be a problem. Jeremy accuses her of being judgmental and immature.

“I f***ed you in the ass the first night we did anything,” she says. “I think that’s pretty mature.”

Abbi goes on to explain the only reason why she pegged him in the first place was because Ilana’s grandma died and she f**ked Little Richard. Abbi leaves, but not before getting the dildo stuck in the door.

Later, Abbi discusses the whole break-up with Ilana, and even deletes all of Jeremy’s texts (even if there were only four). Ilana thinks this is a good thing. Now Abbi can move on from Jeremy and peg other dudes. Although Abbi thinks she just wants to master regular sex first.

Back at the Wexler household, Bobbi wants her husband to be think about picking up something from the store tomorrow, even if he’s reluctant (“My mind is very open. My assh**e, I’m not so sure about.”) In the end, they agree to give it a try. Looks like Bobbi’s the next one to become a pegger.

What did you think of “Knockoffs”? Are you disappointed Abbi and Jeremy aren’t a couple? Or did you always peg him as a one-night stand?

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3 comments

  1. Eoin Daly 4 years ago

    Can I be the first to say that Bob Balaban and Sussie Essman is the most perfect casting as Illana’s parents and while it was my dream especially for Essman the fact that it happened is glorious.

    1. Craig Kennedy 4 years ago

      Balaban and Essman are great! Perfect add to the show.

    2. Mego 4 years ago

      Agreed!!!

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