Wednesday, November 7, 2012

2 Broke Girls: Buying Suits, Shoes, and Puppets

by Amy K. Bredemeyer

... Not their best work. Though I adored the "family reunion" scene in the diner, everything taking place elsewhere (the subway clothing store, the comedy club) was a bit off. And I don't even know what to say about that "Justin Beaver" puppet! I don't know why Caroline was so obsessed with making sure Darius didn't tell any politically incorrect jokes, and why Max didn't shut her up after it was clear that Darius' other jokes were terrible. No Chestnut, light on the Oleg and Sophie, and only a few peeps from Han... it was certainly a different episode, but the outside-the-diner episodes are usually better than this. (think the one with Martha Stewart or the time they had Spring Break.)

2 Broke Girls "And the Pre-Approved Credit Card" (S02E05): [didn't care for the opening gag - it was so predictable!] Caroline's heels break, so Sophie offers her a pair of "gym shoes," which are glittery and stripper-ish. [odd. but I can totally see Sophie rockin' them!] A credit card offer comes in the mail and they get approved instantly online, so Caroline wants to use it to buy a new pair of shoes, though Max thinks that they shouldn't use it. [lizards and lipstick?? LOVED the "card I found at Six Flags" thing!]

Earl's son, Darius, visits from Detroit to announce his plans to become a comedian. Caroline accidentally spills food on him, and Max thinks that they should buy him a new shirt, though Caroline disagrees. ["we usually only sell to pimps and pastors"??] Caroline tells Darius that his jokes making fun of Jews, gays, blondes, etc. can be offensive, so he tries to stick to jokes about cars, as that's his former line of work. Paranoid that Darius will falter, Caroline and Max buy him an orange suit and a Justin Beaver puppet.
Photo: Sonja Flemming/CBS
Darius decides to free-wheel it, making fun of the audience. [many comedians are best when they do this, in my opinion!] Max uses the card to buy rounds, but it gets declined. [so soon?] The next day, Earl reimburses her for everything the girls did for his son. Nobody is sure if the guy's gonna make it as a funny man, but the girls do realize that they better put the credit card where they can't get to it easily... like Oleg's pants. [gross. but the cobbler/time machine joke was good!]

Cupcakery Savings Total: $1128.00. [um, how did they make $100? especially with the expenses incurred this episode??]
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