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2 Broke Girls: Best Friends Forever (Again)

2 Broke Girls S01E20: “And the Drug Money”

Firstly, if you haven’t already heard the news, CBS went ahead and renewed 2 Broke Girls while the show was on hiatus. Isn’t that delightful? Another season of ogling Kat Dennings’ chest. Also, vagina jokes. Who doesn’t love a good vagina joke?

Anyway, in last night's “And the Drug Money,” Max mocked a woman’s “registered emotional companion” dog in the diner, and then took on the role herself, staying near Caroline's side during a disastrous deposition concerning her father’s economic shenanigans. But FIRST, the broke girls took experimental drugs and peed a lot.

Well, to be fair, their roommate during the drug trial got the pee-a-lot side effect. Caroline’s tongue swelled up at the worst possible time. Max got off scot-free, which I’m sure was disappointing to her since prior to the drug trial she said that she was hoping for hallucinations. Better luck next time, lady.

You know, for an episode that seemed to dwell so much on the idea of emotional companions, I just wasn’t feeling it. Sure, Max stepped in when Caroline’s tongue swelled up, inhibiting her ability to finish her testimony, but it was the typical Max thing to do. This episode might have made a better point if it had perhaps aired in the beginning of the season, when the relationship between Caroline and Max had yet to be cemented into the "best friends forever" mold. At this point, the women are BFFs. We know that they’re BFFs. Having an entire episode dedicated to that idea this far after the fact feels kinda like we’re beating a dead whale to extra-death on a beach and the only way that’s going to end is with a faceful of stinky entrails.

So I clung to the Law & Order jokes because even though those got beaten to normal-death in a mere 22-minutes, they were at least a new genre of joke to flog on primetime television. Or at least, they were new to this particular show. Not to mention, the fact that guest-star Josh Pais, playing Caroline’s lawyer, Leo Hutchinson, has guest-starred on three Law & Order series, including a 16-episode stint on the original as Assistant Medical Examiner Borak. I suspected as much. I mean, Max was really throwing the Law & Order references out and those “Hey, aren’t you from (insert pop-culture reference here)” bits are only really funny if the subject of said joke has actually appeared in said show/movie.

“And the Drug Money” didn’t blow me out of the water and sadly, I didn’t even laugh that much. Even the standard raunchy wrongness seemed to be lacking this week and when storylines are bland, I turn to the raunchiness for laughs. Still, it had its moments. It was a sweet, slightly twisted (as most 2 Broke Girls episodes tend to be) affirmation of Max and Caroline’s dual roles as each others’ emotional companions. Maybe the writers thought we needed a reminder of that since this show has mostly been on hiatus since February.

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It's hard to reach the heights of comedy gold ...with your hand in your pants!
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i don't think that its necessarily a recycled plot on this show, the BFF thing, because when the show started they weren't friends. and it shows how far they;ve come that max would want to do that for caroline. it wasnt the best episode but it was still pretty sweet
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MaryAnn, you are right on the drug money, this episode was a total whiff - swing and a miss. There was just something so sitcommy and pat about this one, very much A to B to C material, without particularly funny jokes to get them there, and hackneyed situations once they were there.



The only thing I actually got into on this one was Max calling B.S. on the service dog, I am so sick of seeing people claim it to get their toy poodle into Chipotle -- guess what, your dog is dirty and clearly not trained to do anything but crap on the floor and match your outfit, get the F out of everywhere with that.
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This show is just so bad on so many levels!!!!!
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I find this show and New Girl to be some of the best new shows out there. I just don't laugh out loud as often with other comedies.
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Kat dennings chest and lips are wonderful but they always keep her covered up, I wonder why. Best comedy on TV right now.
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I always laugh watching this show and I loved this episode.
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I thought it was a really good episode.
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i think its review worthy. i love this show and for those who doesn't like don't bother to even read this in a first place. i enjoyed watching all the sexist jokes, it's fun! i know some jokes are offensive. but hey its their first season. give it a rest.
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How is this show review worthy? You guys at TV.com have seriously lowered the bar.



And if you think by commenting on this article just to complain about how crappy this show is, I'm basically disproving my own point ..... Well, then, you are smarter than I thought for a person who actually watches 2 Broke Girls.
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Even if you don't think it's a good or valuable show, it does great in the ratings and is a noteworthy addition to an otherwise drab TV season - good or bad, people TALK about 2 Broke Girls. That alone would make it worth any TV blogger's time. And the fact that last night's episode was a significant misstep in tone for the show seems like a good time to review it and discuss the issue.



At least it's not another kissass Community review for a second-half-of-a-season that's been pretty slumpy.
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2 Broke Girls is a great show, and deserves to be reviewed.
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So just because you dont like it it cant be reviewed? How is fringe review worthy>? Shows the worst. dont there wont be too many fringe reviews anymore ( it's getting cancelled soon ) . Anyways good review
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I dare you to write Fringe is the worst on a forum more than 10 people will read. That would be fun to see.
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Fringe the worst... no. But it IS wildly uneven. It barely survived the first season, and didn't really get consistently good until last season, with the gimmick of switching back and forth between the blue and red universes. And the "science" is worse than Star Trek's.
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It would probably get ugly.
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You know I don't usually condone this kind of hateful language on this website. I think it's beneficial to value everyone's tastes and opinions about all types of television shows. But dude's got a point. Two Broke Girls doesn't have the substance to do a proper review. Furthermore on Mondays when Price asks us what we are watching very few people answer "Two Broke Girls" so what's really the point. They don't even have a review for How I Met Your Mother. Which most people on Mondays say they are watching. I always assumed those articles were meant to surmise what the readers watch so they can focus in on those shows but I guess I was wrong.
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Yes, the dude does have a point. But "hateful language"? It seems more like playful banter to me.
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anyplace. anytime...lol
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Ha yeah I tend to dramatize for effect.
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