In the Broad City season four promo, empowered stoner kween Ilana struggles to orgasm (her superpower) because she is so preoccupied by our president and by the deteriorating state of America. (Going by the think pieces I’ve read, she certainly isn’t the only one.)
Broad City doesn’t just leave it at that, though. After Donald Trump won the presidency in November, Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson (creators and co-stars in the show) decided to bleep out the president’s name every time it comes up, treating it as a profanity.
“There’s no airtime for this orange (person),” Glazer told USA Today. “We bleep his name the whole season.”
The duo had to do a lot of rewrites after Hillary Clinton did not win the presidency, as they wrote much of the season “being like, ‘Here we go! Hillary for president!'” Now, with “this game-show host” as president, the tone is a little different.
Glazer describes the new episodes of the show as “deeply rooted in this time.”
Broady City returns to Comedy Central August 23 at 10pm ET. Until then, we can all take Ilana’s words of wisdom to heart: “Fuck you, Tr*mp. I’m going back in.”