Tuesday, October 16, 2012

2 Broke Girls: Gossip & Competition

by Amy K. Bredemeyer

First of all, did you know that Fred Savage (of Wonder Years fame) has directed the past four episodes of this show (plus two episodes that aired last December)? I was shocked to see that in the credits so I had to run over to IMDB to make sure it was the same guy! Unfortunately, I can't blame him for making this junky episode... the writing had some good scenes, but they were cushioned by far too many disappointing and frivolous parts. I mean, Han's gossiping came out of nowhere... how long will that mess stick around without some sort of backstory? Plus, Caroline looks to be back to her old strand of pearls... how did that happen? Oleg has nothing in his life except drugs and sex... that's nothing new. Meh... this episode just had nothing special to give me... I had high hopes for the reality competition part, but even that fell short. 
Photo: Darren Michaels/Warner Bros.
2 Broke Girls "And the Cupcake War" (S02E04): Oleg is high and is running behind on cooking so Max and Caroline have to put the plates together. [what's the tiger shirt about??] Max wants some of the weed, but Earl has already smoked it. [well, at least the drugs didn't have to stick around for the entire episode! and that whole "cupcake wh0re/p!mp" thing was utter garbage.]

Max watches Cupcake Wars on her laptop and Caroline demands that they make an audition tape, which Oleg (who hopes to convert it into a p0rn) will film. [I did like "I thought Google eliminated the need to ask questions out loud." interesting jokes about Abby & Brittany, but untrue on the necklace bit, LoL.] Max gives Caroline a list of things not to say, but it does little good because she winds up saying them herself when she later panics. They're accepted for a live audition, but they're up against a team from New Orleans who were wiped out by Hurricane Katrina. [um... how many years can people still blame that disaster?] When our duo is up, Max gets ghetto and Caroline gets crazy, which only heightens when the theme is revealed to be soul food - peppers, okra, molasses, collard greens, buttermilk, chicken, hamhock, shrimp, and sweet potato. The other team comes up with a great plan but Caroline and Max are dumbfounded. Caroline decides to fake it while they come up with an idea... and Caroline's "ham and vanilla" gives way to Max's "chicken and waffles," inspired by druggie rappers. Needless to say, they don't make it onto the real show.

Sidestory... Sophie says she can get the girls some holiday parties for Doosaday, an alleged thing in Poland when a girl gets to be six feet tall. [there is no such thing.] She gets them an order for 300, but it would be pro bono, so the girls decline. [interesting choice, Caroline...]

Cupcakery Savings Total: $1028.00 [how are they up $33??] 
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