Gay Girl’s Goggles: “2 Broke Girls” SnapCap (1.18) — “And the One-Night Stand”


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?”

This week on 2 Broke Girls, Caroline gets some, Sophie gets a hand and Max gets immortalized in ink. I have to say, it’s pretty squeezing in a one-night stand, a hand job, a prison riot and the lamest birthday party since the creation of birthday parties into 30 minutes. Oh, and I almost forgot Fudgey the Whale made an appearance, too.


I’ll admit it, I liked seeing Caroline’s Walk of Shame Maybe it was the mussed sex hair. Maybe it was that she finally got out of those surely uncomfortable heels. But the-morning-after looks pretty good on Ms. Channing.


Once again, our Max goes above and beyond, and possibly a little over the sweater action, for each other. First, Max encourages Caroline to let their hot Asian web developer to “search her yahoo.” Then she plans Caroline a (albeit lame) surprise birthday party. Then, she takes Caroline on the Free Bang Bus to prison to visit her father as a birthday gift instead. Then when they’re not on the visitor’s list, she offers up her own body to be felt up slowly by the guards to get in. Finally, after a prison riot breaks out because one of Max’s old one-night stands tattooed her visage onto his chest, she buys her an ice cream cake. If that ain’t love, I don’t know what is.


I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking with all the things Max did for Caroline, there couldn’t possibly have been more Brokeback moments between these two this week. And, well, you’d be wrong. We find out first that Max knows Caroline’s cycle so well, she’s “feeling pressure to impregnate her.” Though, girls, slow your relationship roll. We’ve had enough pregnant lesbian storylines on TV for a while. But then, the gals get even Brokebackier when they pull an abbreviated Rizzoli & Isles and make up their own BFF statuses. First Max calls herself Caroline’s BFF – “your broke friend forever.” Then Caroline later redefines herself as Max’s BFF – “bang bus friend.” OK, fine, it’s no LBFF, but it’s close.


So, I kind of liked Big Han. Or at least I liked that outside of his geeky wed developer job, he wasn’t an Asian stereotype. I also liked Max’s various sex puns about his geeky web developer job. Particularly the one where she said “he might have a big, ol’ hard drive with a lot of ram.” Also, I’m going to greet all my recently booty called friends with “Congratulations, it’s official – you’re a whore!” from now on. OK, not really – but in my head, yes.

So, what did you think? Happy Caroline finally got some? Worried about Max’s taste in arsonous tattooed men? Or just happy Sophie and Oleg finally did some hand stuff? Discuss.

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