On Thursday’s Late Show, Stephen Colbert went live via satellite to the second Continental Congress in 1776 to talk with two female delegates about the historic nomination of a woman for president. Hillary Clinton was officially nominated this week and Broad City‘s Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer could not be more excited.
Stephen: I just wanted you to know that it’s 2016, and we finally have a female presidential nominee!
Abbi: Well, butter my bonnet! That’s incredible. I’m going to celebrate by making a meal for my husband, and then cleaning it up immediately.
Ilana: Hear that, Ben Franklin? Women are on top! And not just your French whores.
Abbi: I can’t believe, that in the year 1816 we final have a female president!
Colbert: No, no, I’m sorry â€“ I said 2016.
Ilana: Get the butter out of the barn! Are you telling me it takes us 240 years to get a female president?
Colbert: Well, it’s just a nominee. She hasn’t been elected or anything.
Abbi: What the butter is wrong with you people?! Why did it take so long? It’s right there in the Declaration of Independence: “All Men â€“”
Abbi and Ilana: “All men are created â€“” ohhhh….
Ilana: You knew that was supposed to mean all people, right?
Stephen: We figured it out eventually.