So, I have discovered that 2 Broke Girls and I have something in common. This show consistently (minus 1 episode) has started every episode with the word “And.” I start a lot of sentences (in type) with the word. That being said (another favorite overused expression)…on to And the Secret Ingredient.
This episode was kind of bizarre in terms of continuity because Max drops a serious baking bomb by revealing that she uses Duncan Hines cake mix to bake her custom cupcakes when she is tired. Her secret ingredient is a pinch of Pillsbury mix. Considering that Max’s cupcakes have been billed as luscious, this reeks of ill-conceived promotion versus clever plotting. Even if Max only does this when she’s tired, how does she explain the taste change to customers? How come she yelled at Caroline that she didn’t know how to cook without a mix because she didn’t have a mother. Weirdness.
The other big moments in this week’s episode were Hans raising the price of tampons from .25 to .75 in the ladies room. Protest ensued. Caroline also learned to coupon clip and managed to drive the customers of a small grocery store bonkers with her zeal. The funniest moment in the episode was her encounter with the Coupon Queen of Williamsburg. Classic. Especially for those of us who have seen the ins and outs of all the wall couponers on TV and on the web.
“Welcome to Waitress, we’ve been expecting you.”
“Sounds exciting! Do I need a travel shot?” “No, but there’s a dicey underpass at Grand Central where you might get shot.”
“Chasing the cotton mouse.”
“Max, you are the Norma Rae of feminine hygiene.”
Also, the check out lady in this episode was beautiful and fun. I looked up her name on imdb last night, Chauntae Pink, and this is her first acting credit. I certainly hope to see more of her as she was truly striking and humorous.