“2 Broke Girls” Pimp Out a Lesbian Horse

2 Broke Girls “And the 90s Horse Party” episode showcases our favorite character, the lesbian horse. Unfortunately, the horse was being taken advantage of once again. After being locked in a yard and surviving on carrots alone, the horse has to go on much more than the usual Starbucks run. It has to cart around hipsters so Max can pay off her student loan bill. Where’s Hermione when you need her?

The “young people please relate to this show” joke

Kay Jean: Laundromat’s closing early. We’ve rented it out for our 80s pop up disco party.
Kat: Shouldn’t it be called an 80’s lame hipsters will do anything to be ironic and lame party?

The dark joke

Kat: Wow, on my Sweet Sixteen my mom took a bunch of jagged little pills and I had to drive her to the emergency room to get her stomach pumped.
Caroline: Was your childhood based on the novel “Push” by Sapphire?

The edgy joke

Caroline: He’s gone. I don’t get to shove this in his face. It would have been nice to put my wad in his face for a change.

Nipping like crazy in here

The non-PC joke

Caroline: Max, everyone keeps telling me they can’t decide. It’s like a support group for bisexuals.

The “is that racist joke?”

Caroline: Max, I interned at Merrill Lynch…
Max: If you keep talking, I’m going to Merrill Lynch myself.

The vagina joke

Max: I hate that college won.
Caroline: Didn’t you get anything out of it?
Max: You mean besides mono and an art teacher whose idea of finger painting was a little more finger than painting?

The joke that leads to a lot of questions

Max: You look like a lesbian I made out with once on a dare.

Will they be flashing back to this moment on the show? If so, when? Have they cast this role?

I applaud those of you sticking it out until May sweeps when this lesbian subtext will hopefully shine brighter than your neighborhood gold star.

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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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    • Holy crap! Me too! It was obviously a cooler, I guess no one there actually worked in a restaurant.

      This was the first time I watched this show. And the last. I’m picky, I like my sitcoms to be funny.

  1. The Han looks like a lesbian joke made me laugh so hard I hit my head on my couch. HE DOES SO MUCH.

  2. You know what? I hate horses. I blame having a friend when I was younger who would never shut up about them. Damn horses, they are everywhere ahhhhhhhh!

  3. Caroline: Max, everyone keeps telling me they can’t decide. It’s like a support group for bisexuals.

    After last week’s celiac disease joke, I feel like this show is going out of it’s way to insult me personally. I should start a support group for bisexual celiacs

    • Can I join? I’m not a celiac, but I’m a part-time gluten-free baker. And yeah, both of those “jokes” pissed me off, for being offensive and also not funny.

  4. I don’t like the laughtrack (or studio audience, whatever) I hate being told when to laugh, it really grinds my gears. Otherwise I could watch this show every week, it’s not fantastic, but amusing enough

  5. Soooo…. I am watching this show purely for the fact that I think Kat Dennings is preeeettttyyyy lol

  6. I’ve noticed thus far that there hasn’t been an episode where they haven’t made some sort of reference or comment about Kat Denning’s boobs.

  7. Brittani,
    I feel like I am missing something (although I gather Kat Dennings boobs may be enough from comments). Is there something about this show I don’t know about that motivated you to write about it for AS?

    I am not being snarky, I am curious. It doesn’t fit in terms of it’s not brilliant like Parks & Rec and other shows, I’m pretty sure there is not a cult following, and if there is something gay related or manipulated to get looks that isn’t an automatic for AS unlike some other (cough) sites.
    I did try to watch two episodes….it’s awful.
    Maybe you’re gonna tell me I am overthinking this and you just wanted to do it so you did. If so, sorry for the rambling.

    • I got asked to do it when it first came on. I guess I haven’t checked in to see if I still should and they wouldn’t be like “hey, stop doing that” because it might hurt my feelings and they are nice people. Plus, I would feel like I would be denying the world of at least 3 comments about Kat Dennings’ boobs a week and that adds up quickly.

      I’m amazed with what this show gets away with and no one makes a peep. I think the Parent’s TV Council hasn’t said much other than it’s not funny. Not that it’s THAT bad. Just they have gotten up in arms about much less before and it’s interesting that these racial stereotypes and such aren’t worthy of policing in their book. I don’t think I’m doing the world a service by pointing these things out or anything but at least we notice? At least someone does? I don’t know. I think a lot of shows have audiences that keep them in check and this isn’t one of them. If Community made one of the rape jokes from this show, even if Britta said it, fans would kind of go whoa what’s happening here.

      It shows who can make jokes about sensitive subjects and it can be neatly dropped into the “it’s ok because it’s a joke” category without much hoopla. But these are just set up punchline jokes that don’t make you think. If you told me a rape joke and it made me think about the implications of rape or dealt with the complexities and severity of the problem but it was funny I would laugh. Some people might think that makes me a horrible person and that’s fine. I probably am.

      Part of Nicole Paone’s stand-up last year was about rape and it wasn’t really funny but at least it made me think. She hit on that same thread that people bring up when they say would you watch Dexter if he was a rapist that only raped rapists? Which is to say if you’re going to make these jokes, the least you can do is be funny. If you’re not going to do what a good joke does (which to me is connecting two or more things in your brain that weren’t linked before) then that should be the bare minimum requirement.

      Also, I am secretly hoping that I can have a post where the commenters fill in the joke categories and we craft an episode and then submit it to agents as the Autostraddle and associates writing team and then someone will give us a TV show and it will star Tinkerbell and Brandy Howard and maybe Sarah Croce if she finally admits that she’s wearing colored contacts.

      Thank you for caring about my personal well-being and mental health. Sorry it took so long to write back. Sorry I rambled.

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