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.
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.
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.
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.
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?