This Week’s Top 5 TV Moments: ‘Broad City’ Grapples With Pegging

There are scores of TV shows out there, with dozens of new episodes each week, not to mention everything you can find on Hulu Plus, Netflix streaming, and HBO Go. How’s a viewer to keep up? To help you sort through all that television has to offer, Flavorwire is compiling the five best moments on TV each week. This round, Broad City tackles pegging with the expected amount of healthy enthusiasm.

Abbi Pegs Jeremy, Ilana Celebrates

Not to spoil the episode too much — it was one of the best of the series — but this week’s Broad City found Abbi and Ilana grappling with the age-old question: to peg, or not to peg? The duo’s subversive take on what it means to peg, along with Ilana’s beautiful, celebratory upside-down twerking, made for one of the most oddly joyful sequences in recent TV history. And Ilana’s reaction at her grandmother’s shiva? Amazing.

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Questlove Breaks a Microwave at Donna and Joe’s Wedding

The entirety of Parks and Recreation‘s finale run, like most of the show itself, has been one big joy ride. So the fact that this week’s episode, “Donna and Joe,” was again filled with unrestrained glee is no surprise. What was a surprise, though, was Questlove’s appearance as Donna’s estranged brother, who showed up to the wedding with a grimy microwave that he proceeded to smash on the dance floor.

Jimmy Fallon Reunites the Cast of Saved by the Bell

Jimmy Fallon, perhaps more than anything else, knows how to capitalize on nostalgia. This week, he sank his smiling teeth into two of the pillars of the ’90s: first, recreating the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air theme, then putting together this Saved by the Bell bit, which reunited Jessie, Zack, Slater, Kelly, and Mr. Belding. It’s straight-up millennial bait.

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Fresh Off the Boat Premieres, Is Actually Good

Eddie Huang’s memoir, Fresh Off the Boat, was an odd choice for the ABC sitcom treatment: while the book is, on the surface, a fun story of a dysfunctional Asian-American family, it’s also got refreshing messages of hip hop as savior. Little Eddie Huang loves the stuff. So, racially focused comedy plus an unconventional love of hip hop? Not really something you’d expect ABC to get right. (And Eddie Huang’s detailing of the process of the sitcom’s creation didn’t inspire much hope.) So, when the show premiered this week, and it was actually great, it was more than a small victory. An ABC show worth celebrating? Who woulda thunk.

Chairs: Like Cheers, But With a Young Larry Bird

Like Parks and Rec, the Kroll Show is circling its final episodes with plenty of aplomb. This week’s Chairs, a take on Cheers, captured Kroll’s essential irreverence. I’d pay to watch Kroll’s frumpy Larry Bird interact with Seth Rogen’s stoner Bill Walton every week, so long as Jenny Slate always showed up to make sure they were getting work done.