The Dream-State Opener

Updated: Feb 20

In Broad City S1E7, "Hurricane Wanda", our ladies remind us why there's nothing like a solid dream sequence--and they do so by masterfully pulling one off as the show's Cold Opening. In their irreverent, form-bending style, Abbi and Ilana show us just how elemental the a dream-like setting can be to advancing an episode's character development; establish a fresh and human emotional stake; and draw attention to the construct of the sitcom format as only these two offbeat, luminary writer-actresses can do.


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00:07


ABBI

What?!





00:08


ABBI (cont'd)

How am I getting shorter?





00:10


[knocking]





00:12

ABBI

Jeremy.





00:16


JEREMY

Hey Ab.


ABBI

Hey.


00:19


JEREMY Locked out of my apartment. You have a spare, right?


ABBI

No, I don't, I don't.

00:23


I would totally remember

if I had, um, one of your keys.


JEREMY

That's weird.


00:28


JEREMY (cont'd)

You'd be the person I'd pick

if I gave someone a spare,

so I just assumed you had one.



00:32


ABBI I would be?

I mean I would take one.

If we want to go through that,

and that commitment,

I would have it with me whenever.

00:38


ABBI (cont'd) Um.... While you're here, inside my apartment,





00:41


ABBI (cont'd)

maybe you could help me

put up a shelf?




00:44


JEREMY

I'd love to.




00:46


ABBI

Let's do that then.



00:48


โ™ช Blade of grass to look like

something new โ™ช





00:51


[crashing]

ABBI It's this guy.

It won't stay on the wall.



00:57


ABBI

Crazy.





00:59


JEREMY

Do you mind if I take off my shirt?





1:01


ABBI

Wow...

Um.

Sure.



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1:07


ABBI

Where'd you get all that oil from?





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1:11


JEREMY

Now I can put up that shelf.





1:12


โ™ช






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โ™ช






1:16


ABBI

You're so... slippery.





1:19


JEREMY

Wow. That was a hot dream.

My neighbor Abbi is so sexy and now

I have this great big humungous boner.




1:34


ABBI

Oh my God.

[breathing heavily]

So intense.


BEVERS

Hey sleepy head.

1:42


BEVERS (cont'd) Someone had a sexy dream, huh?


ABBI

Shut up Bevers.

Shut your stupid face.


1:49


[groaning]


ILANA

Yeah girl, get it!




1:51


ABBI

Ilana. I'm so happy you're here.




1:54


ABBI (cont'd)

I was thinking maybe we could

masturbate next to each other.





1:56


ILANA

Really?

I'm always trying to get you to

parallel play. You're never into it.




2:00


ABBI

It's because I want to,

so badly.



2:03


โ™ช







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2:07


[gasping]


ILANA

Oh my God.

What a way to start the day.



2:14


NICOLE

It's 5 pm.






2:16


ILANA

Great--Closing time.






2:18


ILANA (cont'd)

Have a good night.






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