2 Broke Girls and the Reality Check

2 Broke Girls took a week off. You might have missed it. You might not have cared at all. It just so happens that it was a good week for me. Coincidence? Maybe.

This week’s episode was pop culture heavy. It referenced a lot of reality shows I don’t watch and still managed to steal a few laughs. So if for some strange reason beyond my understanding you decide to give it a go, this would be a good episode. There wasn’t even a rape joke! I know, right?

The “young people please relate to this show” joke

Han: Max, why did you kick out the hipsters?
Max: Because I cannot be in the background of another instagram photo.

The dark joke

Peach:  I am so thrilled you have a drinking problem.

The edgy joke

Max: If you want me to fake it again, you have to buy me dinner and call me pretty.

The non-PC joke

Max: And he pees like a civil rights fire hose.

The “is that racist?” joke

Max: Maybe we should ask your old doorman, insert generic Irish name here, to come help.
Caroline: I know their names. Day James, night James, and black James.

The vagina joke

Earl: I couldn’t tell when my first wife was coming, but I can sure tell when a storm is coming.

The joke that leads to a lot of questions

No joke because we need to talk about THE HORSE. The horse?!? It’s gone. How do you feeeeel? Did you get attached to Chestnut like Max did? Do you know what dressage is? Do you understand why rich people like horses so much? Do you like horses? What would you name your horse? I usually like thinking of names for animals but not horses because they could legitimately kill me and being murdered by something you named just seems wrong.

I actually think this was the funniest episode thus far. For once the strongest jokes were the ones not in these categories. It was written by Molly McAleer or @Molls. You might follow her. She’s popular like that.

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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. Universal truth from that episode: Rich people don’t introduce themselves, they just act like they know everybody all the time.

    So. True.

  2. Molls killed it!!! Her blog has been a favorite of mine for several years. I’m really excited and happy for her!!! I could defiantly hear her voice in this episode. And this is the first time I’ve watched and haven’t cringed at an awful racist or rape joke.

    also btw’s, Molly is an Irish American princess, not an excuse but an explanation of the Irish joke.

  3. Dressage is 1 out of 3 events in an competition the other 2 are x-country and stadium jumping. There are different skill levels, and types of riders. Dressage is a form of riding it’s like a choreographed or pre planned series of movements memorized by a rider, who makes thier horse do them in a ring marked by letters, infront of judges. It’s actually pretty cool, I do like horses but I only know this stuff because I dated a rider for 3 yrs. If I where to get a horse I would totally name it toast!

    • I will make a very sad Tumblr-gif to address my invisibility as the third, yet non-crying 2 Broke Girls fan. You crying 2 Broke Girls fans have it easy. I get constantly mistaken for someone who does not like the show, yet I do, despite the no crying.

      • I like the show, too, but I just don’t cry during tv or movies (except when there was a hallmark movie on tv right after I got my wisdom teeth out and I was very, very doped up on painkillers).

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