Workaholics (tv program)

Abbi Jacobson, from MICA to 'Broad City'

Abbi Jacobson, from MICA to 'Broad City'

If you are one of the 1.2 million viewers the Comedy Central series "Broad City" attracts on average each week, you might have noticed a nod to Baltimore in the recent episode "Stolen Phone."

When a distraught Ilana — one of the show's two protagonists — bangs on the door of her phoneless best friend's New York City apartment after a panicked search, Abbi calmly greets her in a black-and-teal Maryland Institute College of Art sweatshirt.

No, it was not a thrift shop find or a random hoodie selected by the...