Several legendary Drag Race queens appeared in the latest episode of Broad City.
In the sixth episode of the fifth and final season of the acclaimed comedy, Ilana discovers that she has a distant relative, who happens to be a Holocaust survivor. Because he also lives in Manhattan (in a care home), she takes Abbi with her to find out more about her heritage.
They eventually ‘kidnap’ him and take him on a trip around New York City, where they bump into Scottish actor and SpiceWorld icon Alan Cummings, who is on his way to a drag brunch. There, they meet Drag Race royalty such as Sasha Velour, Shangela and Jiggly Caliente.
Watch the clip below.
This week, we also see Abbi embark on a relationship with the female doctor from last episode, played by Veep star Clea DuVall.
When asked in a recent interview about the same-sex romance, Abbi Jacobson said she wanted her character to explore her sexuality because she also identifies as bisexual.
“That’s in my book, and I wanted to put that in the show,” she said. “Abbi’s not the fumbling idiot we’re used to seeing, trying to ask someone out. It feels more real.”
Ilana Glazer added: “She knows how to ask somebody out, and she wants to. It’s fun to see that. For the whole show, we’ve been figuring out how much different we are than our characters.
“Now that it’s over, I feel so free and proud to be like, that is us. It’s not completely, exactly us, but it’s us.”
They both explained that Broad City has been “queer from the get-go” behind the scenes and in front of the cameras.
“Everyone who works with us has gotten queerer and queerer in the past six years,” said Glazer. “I swear to God.”
“I kind of go both ways; I date men and women,” she revealed. “They have to be funny, doing something they love. I don’t know—I’ve never really been interviewed about this before.”
The fifth and final season of Broad City airs on Comedy Central. You can watch it in the UK on NOW TV.