Our Broke Girls had their first big fight. And I mean fight, complete with somewhat homoerotic wrestling. And while ostensibly it was about which girl is holding the other back. Or, for those who learn through symbolism, who is the balloon and who is the rock tied to the balloon. Also there’s kind of an auxiliary argument about who gets to see a model’s penis. But I’d rather go back to the metaphor.
AFTERELLEN BAIT (What enticement did the episode use to reel in gay lady viewers?)
Jennifer Coolidge pops up again as cleaning service maven, Sophie. And when I say “pop,” I am most definitely referring to her cleavage. But the biggest, juiciest piece of bait of the week was, let’s face it, the girl fight. Yeah, just like that, ladies. Just like that.
FEELINGS, FEELINGS, FEELINGS! (Did the episode give you a lot of feelings?)
First, I’m glad the short-lived pitting two women against each other storyline was short-lived. Second, I like how much the girls realize how important they have been to each other and how much they need each other. Yes, it’s a little after-school special. But in a world where it’s still hard to get two female characters to have significant dialogue with each other not about a man week after week, this is a very happy aberration.
BROKEBACK GIRLS (Did they ride off into the subtext sunset this week?)
And they started the show with a lesbian joke. I mean, seriously, I think they’ve just winking broadly at us from across the room now. I mean, how else are we supposed to interpret it when Max tells Caroline: “Look, if you want to get all lesbian with me just go for it. You don’t have to pretend it’s for the website.” Of course, then Caroline has to be our Debbie Downer and reply: “And for the record in 2009 when Katy Perry kissed a girl and liked it, I kissed one and didn’t.” But she hasn’t kissed Max, soooo – hope springs eternal.
FUNNY BUSINESS (What made us want to tip our hats to our waitresses in hilarity?)
All talk of model penis aside (very, very aside – wrong crowd), there were some excellent dirty jokes bandied about last night. Heck, even Sophie enjoyed them. My favorites from the night:
“In my experience when someone has to tell you they’re all the way in, you’d better hope their tongue works.”
“This is silly. If I’m going to suck on something this hard and get no pleasure out of it I should just date.”
Fine, they were also kind of penis-adjacent jokes. But with a little imagination they could also easily be lesbian jokes. Think about it.
So, what did you think of Max and Caroline’s big gorgeous ladies of wrestling moment? Though, come on, why were they cleaning in those heels?