“2 Broke Girls” and Rico Suave

This week on 2 Broke Girls they named the episode “And the Pretty Problem,” and seem not to have a grasp on the irony of that at all. Someone on the internet asked if Whitney or 2 Broke Girls is better, which I think is like asking if you would rather go to the dentist or the gynecologist.

What if someone served you a half-empty glass of water? What if you guys.

The “young people please relate to this show” joke

Caroline: I love this place. Looks like Paris in the 20s.
Max: Or like posers in their 20s.

The dark joke

Yuppie: I don’t know who you are or where you came from.
Max: Neither do I.

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The edgy joke

Max: The closest I’ve come to blades on ice is when a pregnant girl pulled a knife on me at a hockey game.

The non-PC joke

Max: He’s cute. And trust me, you could use a little salsa in your white rice.

This shirt freaks me out.

The “is that racist joke?”

Max: Italians? Good. Maybe they’ll know where to dump the body after I kill you.

The vagina joke

Oleg: You know what they say. Once you go Ukraine, you will scream with sex pain.

"I think you've made a vagina."

The joke that leads to a lot of questions

Caroline: First of all, what does she know about pretty? The woman has dreadlocks. Her head looks like the stuff you empty out of a vacuum cleaner bag.

Would they make this joke if the actress wasn’t actually “pretty”? Would they make this joke if the actress was black? I don’t think they would which makes you wonder why all the other jokes, depictions are deemed ok but they wouldn’t be willing to cross this line in particular?

Brittani Nichols is a Los Angeles based comedy person. When she's not tweeting about white people or watching television, she's probably eating pizza. Actually, she's probably doing all three of those things concurrently and when she's not doing THAT, she's sleeping. Brittani also went to Yale and feels weird about mentioning it but wants you to know.

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14 Comments

  1. I think this show is slowly improving. They still need to find decent supporting characters that aren’t racist stereotypes but I guess that’s where Jennifer Coolidge comes in.
    And Chestnut is growing on me, even though that shovel is still pristine. I guess they don’t pick up the horse poop

  2. I enjoyed this episode aside from cringing a bit with the typical “Italian girls.” Not that I cringe at Stereotypes, they were just SO OVERDONE. Ugh. I got the point, and yes I encounter many people like that during the day but damnit. It was annoying.

    Other than that I laughed my ass off for the first time at the cook. Despite how lame the joke was, I tried, realllly hard to not laugh but it came out.

    And “I’ll sleep on your vagina,” haaaaaaaaa. I laughed so hard. The girls’ joke delivery methods are great (though kat wins so far.) The whole vagina bed thing I couldn’t stop giggling at.

    Actually, i laughed at the just because you’re old doesn’t mean you can be a bitch thing too. I felt bad—but I still laughed.

    I am a bit worried how far they’ll go with the insulting cupcakes thing tho :/

    Still, i really like the show. I do agree that they need a few more GOOD supporting characters.

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