One of the many, many delightful aspects about Broad City is its Judaism -- Abbi and Ilana aren't exactly observant, but they're steeped in the bizarre practices of cultural Judaism, especially in the character of Ilana's fantastic parents (all hail Susie Essman). But in the first episode of new webseries Hack Into Broad City, the pair tackle maybe the least fun of all the unfun Jewish holidays -- Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. There is, of course, a long spiritual tradition and a pretty substantial level of religious significance given to the holiest day of the Jewish year (except for maybe Shabbat depending on which rabbi you ask) -- but if you ask a non-observant Jew, they'll mostly remember having to fast and spend most of the day in services.


Accordingly, Abbi and Ilana video chat trying to support each other as they fast through the day, naming some of their sins from the previous year and staring at a bacon, egg, and cheese sandwich. They struggle with having insufficiently "carboloaded" at Kol Nidre, the night before Yom Kippur begins, discuss the difference between dicks and food, and, of course, have a difficult time completing the fast. Maybe a "High Holidays" joke would have been too easy? [via EW]

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