"2 Broke Girls" has never been shy when it comes to risqué humor, and while this season seemed to back away from it slightly, the Oct. 15 episode, "And the Cupcake War," brought the low-brow (but still hilarious) humor with a vengeance. So what happened?
The storyThe diner is overflowing with customers from the latest bike marathon, which pleases Han (Matthew Moy) but not anyone else. Max ( Kat Dennings) tries to push her cupcakes (no pun intended) on some of the customers, who arrogantly tell her that they have never heard of "Max's Homemade Cupcakes" (a name they should consider changing anyways since it has always felt a bit weak). When Max blows the sale, the duo decides that it is perhaps time to up their game. Sophie decides to help out and says she will try to get them some parties that they can cater.
Later, Caroline ( Beth Behrs) catches Max watching "Cupcake Wars," which happens to be her favorite show. Caroline wonders why they have never auditioned for it, to which the ever negative Max replies that nothing good will ever happen to them. They quickly try to figure out their brand and whip up a rather quirky audition tape, which gets them past the first round.
The goodThough Max is supposed to be bitter due to a hard life, it was enjoyable to see her get caught up in Caroline's positive energy. She finally admitted that her and Caroline were a team. Though the story itself seemed a bit predictable, the outcome was not. Luckily, some bits of physical comedy, such as Caroline making a mess at the cooking table, added some much needed energy to the predictable story.
This episode also played to Beth Behrs's strengths, giving her plenty of moments to shine. The hands-down funniest part was disastrous team intro, which caused a nervous Caroline to bust out some freestyle rapping.
The badThough still quite funny, the story sort of had a been-there, done-that feel to it. You sort of knew that Max and Caroline would send in a great tape and then somehow fall apart during the audition. The laughs were still intact, but they just didn't feel as fresh as they could have been.
What did you think of "And the Cupcake War"?
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