We’re less than a year away from the next presidential election, and the campaign trail has already been the center of one traffic jam after another. Both parties’ frontrunners are making the television rounds, but forget Trump on Saturday Night Live, Hillary Clinton could perhaps win out for most interesting TV appearance, as she’ll be seen in an episode from Broad City Season 3. What’s more, the former First Lady announced it herself.
Yassss! This one of the strangest bits of casting we could have expected. Political bigwigs and presidential candidates will sometimes show up on scripted shows – particularly Parks and Recreation – but it’s usually limited to broadcast networks where the most amount of eyes will be paying attention. Even though it’s one of the funniest shows on TV, Broad City brings in non-huge audiences, with live airings only watched by around 800,000 people or so. That said, it’s great DVR fodder, and the episodes are instantly rewatchable, so we’ll probably see Clinton’s face on Comedy Central’s schedule every so often in repeats.
It’s a solid hook, though, as Broad City has a fanbase that definitely skews “younger female,” and that’s obviously one of the key demographics that Clinton wants to appease to in helping her chances to get to the White House. Sure, Jason Mantzoukas’ crappy DJ probably isn’t bringing in women viewers in droves, but a drop in from Hillary Clinton should certainly up the ratings at least a tad.
Anyway, we know we’ll be watching, so now we get to fantasize about what we hope Clinton will be doing when she makes her appearance. It’s probably too much to ask for a scene where she and Ilana are riding around getting stoned and yelling at people on the street. Or maybe she could be an emergency patient for Hannibal Burress’ dentist; sure, he’s a pediatric dentist, but that’s where the fun comes in! Or maybe she gets into an elevator with Abbi right after Abbi farted, and they just quietly ignore the stench together. The options are endless.
Broad City has had a host of guest stars in its first two seasons, including executive producer Amy Poehler (seen above), Janeane Garofalo, Seth Rogen, Kelly Ripa, Amy Sedaris and Patricia Clarkson, to name a few. But Clinton – who has recently appeared on Ellen, Late Night with Seth Morris, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and more – is clearly the biggest name they’ve landed yet.
Broad City will kick off Season 3 on Wednesday, February 17, at 9 p.m. CT. In the meantime, we’ll be checking Clinton’s Twitter page to see if she’ll be on Inside Amy Schumer next.