2 Broke Girls and the Blind Spot

Max and Caroline are given the once in a lifetime opportunity to audition for Sophie’s cleaning service. When the two roommates begin to take the other’s extensive skill set for granted (baking cupcakes using a box mix, paying for a website), they end up getting into some sort of arm-grabbing scuffle because nothing says “I want to do you bodily harm” like a good choreographed arm-grab. It’s only after Caroline saves an overdosed male model does Max recognize that it’s moments like those that she needs a former rich kid around.

The “young people please relate to this show” joke

Caroline: Watch out ladies. I’m about to go ham on this b-room.

The gay joke

Caroline: Move over. I wanna slide in close to you so we can take the picture for our new website.
Max: Look, if you wanna get all lesbian with me just go for it. You don’t have to pretend it’s for the website.

The edgy joke

Max: She wants to do it for money to pay for our website and I want to do it because I like rummaging through strangers’ medicine cabinets.

The dark joke

Sophie: I smoke for seven years then quit when I was twelve. I didn’t want to die of lung cancer before I was teenager.

The non-PC joke

Max: This is silly. If I’m gonna suck on something this hard and get no pleasure out of it, I should just date.

The vagina joke

Max: In my experience when someone has to tell you they’re all the way in, you better hope their tongue works.

The “is that racist” joke

Max: How can you be so good at Spanish, but so bad at cleaning?

Apparently Oleg has met his match in Sophie. She showed him who’s boss by grabbing his junk. I too have found that’s the best way to deal with sexually perverse men.

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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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  1. “I like rummaging through strangers’ medicine cabinets.”

    This reminded me of the episode where Jane agrees to sell school candy with Daria in order to take pictures of the inside of strangers’ houses. I don’t know what edgy is, but anything that reminds me of Daria is a good thing.

  2. I love that you pointed out that their extensive set of skills is: baking cupcakes using a box mix, paying for a website.

  3. When I try to think about why I still watch the show I think it comes down to two things.
    1. I like to imagine that they’re secretly banging(who doesn’t?)
    2. I don’t want you to be alone in the pain of watching this in all of its repetitive ridiculousness.
    Seriously, all the episodes seem the same to me at this point. Also, how are they so bad at making money?! Most episodes they either lose money or stay the same, it’s ridiculous.

    • I’m really confused how the money sitch works. I guess their job makes the exact amount they pay in rent, spend on food, throwaway at Starbucks? Then everything else goes into their savings? I also wonder if they have a bank account or if the money is in a shoebox under Max’s bed or something.

  4. 1) The body shaming shit about the XL male model was horrible and just wrong. They outright said they guy was less hygenic because he was large – why is that true?

    2) Since when is it okay to stand around staring at a nude person while they’re sleeping, or to peek under their sheets? It’s just as non-consensual to do that to a man as it is to a woman. What the hell was that?

    I couldn’t believe either of those things being on my television, let alone being in a show with two female leads who are supposed to appeal to a young female demographic.

    • You’re right. Everything that happened in that apartment complex was a bit out of control. Instead of picking on Han I guess now they’ve shifted the uncomfortableness to other topics…the continued string of xenophobia and now body shaming. The sheet situation just tacked on to Sophie’s nut grab earlier.

    • Honestly, I almost forgot to be angry at the fat-shaming because I was so in love with how happy the fat guy was to be himself. How many skinny people do you know with the confidence to display a half-naked, life-sized photo of themself on their living room wall? I love it!

      • I shit you not, I consider myself body positive but if I had one of those in my place I would cry every time I saw it.

        Of me, not of the dude.

    • I could not handle the fat jokes, the ‘bathroom floor is so clean he’s going to eat off it?’ wtf

  5. I stopped watching this show because I just couldn’t get on board with some of the jokes. I was really disappointed because I thought Kat Dennings is really funny and interesting.

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