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I don’t say this lightly, but “And the Buttercream Cupcakes” was the worst episode of 2 Broke Girls yet. It was so bad, in fact, that I couldn’t even keep track of the stink bombs that were coming out of Oleg and Caroline’s mouths. Instead, I took five screencaps from the episode, so you, too, can feel misery. And hey, did I mention Peach, quite possibly the single worst character on TV, is back? BRING BACK THE HORSE.
"A little uncomfortable with the level of detail in coverage," Kiernan tweeted earlier today, "but that will pass."
“And the Messy Purse Smackdown” ends not with a smackdown between two messy purses (insert Oleg joke here), but with Max HEROICALLY filing her taxes on April 15th, just SECONDS before deadline. It was thrilling, chilling, and suicide pilling, as in I wanted to kill myself when Max got an entire post office to assist putting together her W-2s. It was kind of like The Silence of the Lambs, but actually not at all.
Just remember: it’s only a few more days until Girls premieres on HBO. Until then, the worst moments from last night’s “And the Drug Money.”
However, because it was shot in Brooklyn, I’m still fascinated by it, which is why I watched the first episode (available on Hulu) and noted 14 things that 11223 taught me.
It wasn’t until the new Mrs. Don Draper sang a siren song at her husband’s awkward birthday party that Mad Men felt like it was really back. It brought all the characters into one uncomfortable setting, with some revealing too much of their real feelings after having a drink too many (Peggy), while others ogled and mentally undressed their co-workers wives (pretty much all the men). But mostly: that song, “Zou Bisou Bisou.”
Springfield’s slinky 1967 hit “The Look of Love,” written by Hal David and composed by Burt Bacharach for the Casino Royale soundtrack, was originally played in the episode, until it was screened for journalists, who pointed out that the track wasn’t released until six months after the episode takes place.
If last night’s episode of 2 Broke Girls had aired in 2008, it would have been hailed as groundbreaking. Cupcakes? NEVER HEARD OF ‘EM. Bacon? REVOULTIONARY. Gay people? How CHIC. Bacon cupcakes made in a gay couple’s apartment in Williamsburg? *HEAD EXPLODES, Scanners-style* Lucky hypothetical head-exploding me. He didn’t have to watch all of 2 Broke Girls.
How can something so right go so wrong? Last night’s episode, “And the One Night Stand was full of sex jokes, made mentioned of ice cream and baseball, and even featured a visit to a prison—yet it was no better than any other episode of 2 Broke Girls. Which is to say it was terrible. But in a delightful way!
Brighton Beach residents went through a similar headache last summer, when Oxygen's competitor Lifetime aired Russian Dolls, a reality show about Russian immigrants in that part of Brooklyn. "The Russian community look like idiots," one resident told the Times then. "Why don’t they show doctors, lawyers, the Russian intelligentsia?”
After all the Hitler jokes that have been made this season, it was only a matter of time before 2 Broke Girls went to South Williamsburg to deal with THE JEWS. Orthodox Jews, at that. Mercifully, there weren’t any jokes about bike lanes (maybe in season four?), but don’t worry, that doesn’t mean it wasn’t totally offensive and lazy anyway.