'Broad City' Stars Play Colonial Women Learning About Hillary Clinton's Historic Nomination

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“Are you telling me it takes us 240 years to get a female president?” Ilana Glazer asks Stephen Colbert.

Broad City's Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson played congressional delegates from 1776 on Thursday's The Late Show.

Stephen Colbert video-conferenced with the ladies to tell them "it's 2016 and we finally have a female presidential nominee."

“Well, butter my bonnet! That is incredible," says Jacobson. “I’m going to celebrate by making a meal for my husband and then cleaning it up immediately!” Glazer shouts off-camera to Ben Franklin, telling him that "women are on top, and not just your French whores."

“I cannot believe that in the year 1816 we finally have a female President!” Jacobson adds before Colbert corrects them: He's calling from 2016 not 1816,

“Get the butter out of the barn,” says Glazer. “Are you telling me it takes us 240 years to get a female president?”

"Well it's just a nominee at this point, she hasn't been elected," responds Colbert, apologetically.

The ladies began reciting from the Declaration of Independence and realize where the confusion happened. They explained that when they said "All men are created equal" they were referring to "all people."

"Well we figured it out eventually. That's not how we took it at first admittedly," said Colbert.