Max and Caroline face their newest enemy in the latest episode of 2 Broke Girls. The cronut is half croissant, half doughnut and wholly irresistible. While Max and Caroline are still trying to get their class cupcake business off the ground, the cronut shop in Soho has a line outside starting at 4am and sells out every day. The girls go through some sketchy means to compete with the cronut phase but in the end they realize that Max’s Homemade Cupcakes already has the best twosome combo around.
“And the Cronuts” had me laughing from the opening scene. A red headed, white male tries to pay with a credit card that has a name that is clearly of Indian origin. Max doesn’t hesitate to give the identity thief a piece of her mind, “I’m saying I believe you watched Slumdog Millionaire on a sticky couch in your mom’s basement, but I am not buying that you’re Indian.” She wraps her lecture up with “Dude, stolen credit card and you choose to eat here? That’s the real crime.” Max is pretty proud until the man’s friend Rajeev comes back from the background. Then she sticks her foot in her mouth and takes the check admitting she “has trust issues”.
The rest of the episode is about cronuts, but the other characters are trying out some other trends. Sophie is trying to be trendy, first by staying in the line for cronuts for two days. Her desire to be trendy escalates when she brings another girl to the diner and proudly announces she’s a bisexual. That phase doesn’t last long for her and she returns to both men and cupcakes. Han is on a juice cleanse to get fit. He has a great moment when he proudly lifts up his shirt to show that the juice cleanse is working only to prove just the opposite. Max and Caroline laugh at his “one large ab” but he still insists “That’s at least a two pack”. Later on, Han goes off his juice cleanse to try Max and Caroline’s cake fries but gorging on such unhealthy food after his juice cleanse upsets Han’s stomach and he has to run to the bathroom. He doesn’t make it though and he ends up having a Bridesmaid’s moment where his upset stomach gets revenge right in the middle of the diner.
While everyone else is experimenting with a variety of trends, Max and Caroline go to the cronut bakery to try the pastries for themselves. While there, Caroline comes up with an idea to buy cronuts off Craigslist and then resell them at the cupcake window. This leads to the funniest scene of the season when Caroline and Max try to play good cop, bad cop with their cronut dealer. When the cronut dealer raises the price, Max goes rogue and pins the guy against the wall. I could not stop laughing during that scene. Between Max’s rough history catching up with her and the cronut guy whimpering, “I’ve got the chills now, do you guys serve tea?,” the whole scene was pure comedy gold. Obviously, the plan to resell the cronuts goes awry when the girls run out and no one wants their cupcakes. Luckily, and a little too conveniently, Caroline sees that Max is dipping her French fries in frosting and of course, that’s the new original idea the girls can sell. The cake fries are a hit as people line up at their window and they themselves sell out.
The ‘aww’ moment comes at the end when Caroline says, “You know what Max, cupcakes, cronuts, cake fries whatever. We’re going to be successful because we have the two things that really matter. You and me.” The lines a little cheesy, but overall the episode proves that the girls are still killing it with their amazing chemistry. Sketchy cronut deals or cake fries, the business is taking off as is this season. “And the Cronuts” was another strong episode where the focus was returned to Max and Caroline trying to grow their business and their relationship.
Michelle is a story enthusiast. It’s the best way to describe her obsessions at least. She loves any type of story including those in books, movies, television shows, gossip, history and really anything with a beginning, middle and end. The exception is probably scary stories but even then she tends to read about the plot on Wikipedia. She hates spoilers and her biggest pet peeve is when people ruin any detail of a series she hasn’t seen yet. Even if she’s three seasons behind and show no sign of catching up. Other things she likes to do when she’s not consuming stories include dancing (on stage or in her car), sending pictures of her painted nails to friends, enjoying the Great Lake State and watching her mother cook Indian food while pretending to understand the process.