Gay Girl’s Goggles: “2 Broke Girls” SnapCap (1.16) — “And the Broken Hearts”

When only four percent of scripted TV shows feature LGBT characters, what’s a gay girl to do? Why, strap on your gay goggles and watch TV along with us, of course! Our handy appraisal scale is better than any old letter grade. Other sites A+. We say, “What about our lezzy-lady feelings?”

Nothing says “Happy Valentine’s Day” like nipple clamps, am I right, ladies? Well, in the 2 Broke Girls universe, that is. The very special cupid episode of our favorite hash-slinging, hipster-bashing show goes for the heart quite literally, as Earl has a heart attack. Fret not, it’s not a serious one. Wait, are there non-serious heart attacks. Well, there are in the 2 Broke Girls universe. Let the romance commence.

AFTERELLEN BAIT

Max’s seething hatred of Valentine’s Day is, admittedly, kind of a turn on. So is Caroline’s assertion that “vagina is her go-to” when upset. Yeah, she really said that. And then the episode ends with our girls smiling at each other over a bouquet of roses.

FEELINGS, FEELINGS, FEELINGS!

I love how Max went all Max Truck on Caroline’s doctor ex when he turned her down. These gals have each other’s backs, no matter what. What I didn’t love as much was the insistence that these gals need to find a man. The show is always at its best when it’s about their friendship. It’s less so when it’s about their romantic misadventures.

BROKEBACK GIRLS

Caroline tells Max she has a Valentine’s Day surprise for her, and Max says she expects to see a “finger-sized hole” in her apron as her present. So, um, yeah – that’s pretty gay. Also gay? The fact that Max and Caroline are pretty much each other’s unspoken valentines, generous though still slightly douche doctor and generous though totally incarcerated father aside.

FUNNY BUSINESS

From jokes about nipple clamps to the weekly reference to vagina, the episode about the most romantic day of the year was as good a reason as any to go deep with the dirty jokes. And I think the most delightfully dirty of the week was the exchange between Sophie and Oleg about who could get her to come. I can’t help it. Naughty jokes make me giggle. As does Jennifer Coolidge.

So, what did you think about the big Valentine’s Day broken hearts club? Also, do hospitals really have VIP rooms with Matisse paintings? Dude, I need to get me some better health benefits.

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