'2 Broke Girls' Season 2, Episode 4: 'And the Cupcake War' Recap
The diner is full of smelly individuals from the Brooklyn Midnight Ride.
“Can balls fart? Because I feel like I’m smelling that too.”
Everyone is running around like mad—except the cook, Oleg, who is stoned. Max wants in but it looks like Earl took care of anything that was left, judging by the amount of smoke in the cooler.
Max is trying to sell her cupcakes to customers but getting too easily annoyed. Caroline tells her to amp it up, to be a cupcake whore. Meanwhile Han is assuming that the argument means the two are having a huge fight, and tells everyone that they broke up and aren’t speaking. They get sympathy when they emerge back into the dining room.
Sophie tells her that there will be a huge party in the Polish community to celebrate a girl reaching 6 feet tall, and that Max can cater.
At their apartment, Max is in bed laughing while watching “Cupcake Wars.” Caroline asks why they haven’t gone on the show, but Max thinks people, such as herself as the current viewer, are too judgmental. Caroline asks why she doesn’t dream.
“Because in my dreams, spiders are always eating my eyes.”
Max knows the application process, however, proving that she has thought about it.
The two make t-shirts and prepare to film an audition video, aiming to come off as scrappy poor girls. Oleg comes to film, although is surprised he’s not there for a porno. Sophie comes in and tells Max that she got her the job—300 cupcakes for the Polish party. However the work isn’t for money, it’s to get their name out and enjoy the pierogi buffet. The two make their video, discussing their “Ho-made” baked goods. Chestnut comes in to close the audition.
Two girls with a horse. “And how is this not a porn, girls?”
The two make it to the show. They’re told to BYOB—bring your own brand. They’re the double D’s and the ditz, says the coordinator, which they aren’t too happy with. But they’re more upset when a pair of perky middle-aged ladies from New Orleans do their intro, and talk up their struggles with Hurricane Katrina. When it’s Max and Caroline’s turn, Caroline panics and tries to freestyle rap, and says they bake, “because I lost all my money and her mom drinks.”
Trying to recover, they head over to find out the cupcake theme. It’s soul food, and the New Orleans team cheers. “Ham Hock, isn’t that a character in ‘The Hobbit?’”
As they try to bake, Max completely freezers, while Caroline just makes a huge mess trying to snap Max out of it. Finally, she manages, and they settle on a chicken and waffles cupcake, but Caroline has managed to destroy the blender.
Unsurprisingly, they lose. Sophie hits them with confetti anyway when they return back to the diner in shame. Earl offers, “You know what they say: When God closes a door, you work here.”
Sophie admonishes them for passing on a real job to rush off and be on television, and they acknowledge that she was right.
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