To celebrate Hillary Clinton’s historic acceptance of the Democratic presidential nomination last night, Stephen Colbert reached out to some ladies who were there at the beginning—the beginning of the United States of America, that is. Well, really, he addressed Broad City’s Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson in period costume. Glazer and Jacobson played female delegates from the Second Continental Congress, who were overjoyed to hear that the U.S. finally got a female president in 1816. That is, until they learned that the year is actually 2016 and Clinton only secured the nomination.
In the words of Abbi’s historical lady: “What the butter is wrong with you people?” (Turns out “butter” is an acceptable curse word in 1776.) Apparently these two just assumed that the public would get that “all men are created equal” would mean “all people.” But before they get around to changing it they have to rage. After all, there are mercury shots to be done with Benjamin Franklin.