2 Broke Girls – Recap & Review – And the Kosher Cupcakes

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2 Broke Girls
And the Kosher Cupcakes

Original Air Date: Feb 20, 2012

Dennis – TwoCents Reviewer

Well, that was some terrible TV. I don’t really want to talk about it, or write about it. The show just consistently treads the line of taste, and has consistently gone over that line this season. This episode was just plain terrible and cringe worthy. All of the (horrible) jokes in this episode seemed so try hard and so over the top in an already exaggerated show.

So the official description for tonight’s episode, per my program guide on my cable, says “Max and Caroline serve not-quite-kosher cupcakes at a Bar Mitzvah”. Read on for tonight’s recap.

We open at the diner, where Caroline is worried she’s going to get sick after Han sneezed on her. Caroline wants to go to a clinic, but Max tells her they can’t afford it and also mentions she’s never been sick or been to a clinic. When Caroline says she thinks she’s running a fever, Han gives Caroline an address to a doc’s office in a drug store and offers to pay for her medication. Meanwhile, Sophie comes in and an already-back-from-the-hospital Earl welcomes her. Sophie’s there to meet an online date and asks Max to come over and make up an excuse for her to leave if the date’s a bust. Sophie’s date, Serguisz, comes in and the writers throw every stereotypical gay joke they can at him.

At the drug store, Max and Caroline are waiting for the doctor and notice they’re in an Orthodox Jewish neighborhood. While her and Max are waiting, Caroline mentions that she loves Jewish people and was invited to many Passovers as a child by a family named the Kleins. Mr. Klein was a doctor and took care of her when she was sick. Caroline called him three times that day, but he never returned her calls. She thinks he doesn’t want anything to do with her family anymore because of her father. While Caroline tried to impress the receptionist, Esther, by speaking Yiddish, they overhear Esther on the phone saying she needs 80 cupcakes for a Bar Mitzvah. The girls whip out their card and, once she asks them if they can make the cupcakes kosher, Esther hires them. The girls leave with a job and no meds for Caroline.

Caroline comes back to the apartment with a kosher cookbook and new mixing bowls, but finds Max is already half way done baking. Max says the family won’t notice the difference, but Caroline says they have to respect their traditions. After they agree to start over, Sophie comes by with her new boyfriend. When he leaves to go back to her apartment, Sophie tells the girls that she knows Serguisz is gay and prefers it. She says her ex was a bully and she just wants a man to spoon with. Over at the Bar Mitzvah, the girls show up dressed for the occasion with cupcakes in tow. Max tells Esther they’ll just take their money and go, but Esther tells the girls to stay and eat. Esther’s son, Shmuley, and his friend, David, come in and immediately turn into racist, misogynistic, little brats when Shmuley’s mother leaves the room. Max says they should leave, but Caroline wants to stay to tell Esther how horrible her son is. Before they can, Esther’s mom, Hinda, comes in and notices Max has a fever.

While Max is in bed with a fever of 102, Esther and Max bond. Esther tells her she always wanted a daughter and Max tells Esther she always wanted a mom. Hinda then comes in with soup for Max. Meanwhile, Shmuley and David are continuing to be disgusting to Caroline, which causes Caroline to tell them to respect their values. Shmuley tells her he stopped listening after she said “freshly waxed”. How charming. Esther comes in with cupcakes, which causes Max to admit that the cupcakes aren’t kosher. Max says she burned some and they were running late, so she just grabbed some regular ones. Esther gives the girls nothing but a compress for Max. Caroline, again, tries to tell Esther about her son, but Max convinces her not to. At the diner, we learn Max has been out sick for the week and is coming back today. Sophie’s also there, and tells Caroline that her boyfriend broke up with her to “date other women, and she had penis”. Max comes back and brings Caroline some chicken soup to thank her for taking care of her, and Caroline tells her that she and Max are family. The total for their cupcake shop is $865.

You guys, let’s just forget this episode ever happened and see if the show gets better next week (like we do every week). Did you guys somehow enjoy this episode? Leave your TwoCents in the comments below!

Next Week: And the One-Night Stands

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5 Responses to 2 Broke Girls – Recap & Review – And the Kosher Cupcakes

  1. Heather says:

    While I didn’t think it was the strongest episode yet, far from it, actually, I didn’t think it was as bad as you indicate. Yes, the jokes were a bit stale and racist, but I think 2BG has kinda brought back that low brow humor to network tv. While it’s obviously over the top, it makes it fun to watch. I think back to shows like Married with Children when I think of 2BG…shows with so much stupid humor that it makes it funny. We know already to expect that Oleg is going to be a sick pervert every week. Personally, I just hope they show Sophie and Oleg starting a relationship…the humor that would come out of that would be awesome.

    • Anna B says:

      I agree I kinda enjoyed this episode cause it reminded me of when people weren’t trying so hard to be politically correct. I like that it has humor I don’t have to think about. I work crazy hrs and when I turn on my dvr I want just a laugh. Also I don’t know if you have ever worked in the food industry but the cooks are usually perverts Oleg is just like every chef I have worked with that hits on all the wait staff and Ill face it I am african american I have seen and had friends who have acted like smuley and david.This show is what it is and I am enjoying it

  2. FK says:

    I think you have to think about 2BG like I am forced to think about Glee .. don’t think about it. 🙂 Just watch it without expectations (thank KP for that one..). I actually laughed more at this episode than more before, but that might have to do with the fact that I’m Jewish and can appreciate the humor. If I’m not offended, I think it’s okay (where as Glee offends me every Christmas..).

    PS – kosher cake (usually) has no taste, so Bubbie saying “gimme a minute, it tastes so good!” was hilarious to me. Been there, done that with my fam.

  3. Going toSleep says:

    seems to me your review’s more boring than the ep itself —- you described a story that you think is boring —– with an essay-long article! geez

  4. Leigh Segel says:

    We don’t watch the show for the PC content, obviously. It’s witty, sarcastic and the girls are adorable. I only clicked this article because I couldn’t remember how this episode ended.

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