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YMMV / 2 Broke Girls

  • Acceptable Targets: Hipsters, Asians, and the wealthy.
    • The whole of Poland is apparently some third world wasteland.
    • Steampunk fans, particularly cosplayers.
  • Alternative Character Interpretation: In And the Loophole, Max makes a comment about having a baby when she didn't know she was pregnant. Was this Black Comedy joke, or something that really happened? Notable in that Caroline actually wonders if Max was serious (instead of brushing it off as another joke), and Max doesn't deny it.
  • Author's Saving Throw: The fifth season seems to be addressing the Darkness-Induced Audience Apathy issue (seen below) with the introduction of the Hollywood mini-arc, where Caroline successfully sells her life story and using the money to expand the business into a dessert bar.
  • Base Breaker: Sophie. For some she's an annoying and pointless character who isn't funny, relies on the same bland humour with each appearance and her role as of late has been reduced to her showing up at random parts during the episode to spout off unfunny one liners. While others think that Sophie has her genuinely funny moments, and some fans admit the fact she's played by Jennifer Coolidge redeems her slightly.
  • Big Lipped Alligator Moment: Within the show's continuity, at least. In the middle of "And the Pearl Necklace," Chestnut suddenly appears in Caroline and Max's apartment and eats some cupcake batter. No explanation was made of why he was back there and not in the stable, and his presence in the apartment hasn't been mentioned again.
    • A earlier episode points out they got him back from the stable.
  • Cargo Ship: Max and Caroline's bathtub.
    • And now Caroline and the showerhead.
  • Darkness-Induced Audience Apathy: These girls are trying really hard, but have made almost no progress towards their goal (or did make progress, only to have it taken away) and are stuck in Perpetual Poverty. As expected by the very title of the show, Status Quo Is God, which kind of makes it hard for a lot of people to keep fighting an uphill battle.
  • Ear Worm: The theme song, "Second Chance" by Peter, Bjorn and John, which is also used for transitions.
  • Ethnic Scrappy: Han, Oleg, and/or Sophie to some people.
  • Fan-Preferred Couple: Max and Caroline
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: In the "cold open" to "And the Past And the Furious" Han brings in a CPR dummy named Judy for the staff to practice. Oleg greets Judy by name, and when questioned he says "With a torso like that, she really gets around." Oleg is a pretty creepy character, but what makes the comment both Squick and Nightmare Fuel is that the face of the standard CPR dummy is based on the death mask of a drowning victim. Which says all kinds of things about Oleg.
  • Freud Was Right: Caroline insists that she isn't sexually frustrated despite making a bed that suspiciously looks like a vagina.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
    • The year before this show came out, Kat Dennings starred in a film called "Daydream Nation", playing a character named Caroline.
    • And Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist as Norah, blonde best friend Caroline in tow already.
    • Max makes fun of Caroline for acting like a spoilt rich girl. Kat Dennings' professional debut was a guest role in Sex and the City as a spoilt rich girl.
  • Just Here for Godzilla: Many people just watch the show for the titular girls (and the girl's tits) and do not care for any of the other characters
  • Les Yay: The titular character naturally.
  • Love It or Hate It: Has acquired a reputation as being an acquired taste for some.
  • Most Annoying Sound: Caroline's voice can be very grating to some ears.
  • Never Live It Down: Caroline in "And The Hold Up" when she urinates while the diner is being robbed. Sophie keeps cracking jokes about it and only stops after Han does the same thing at the theater and switches to him.
  • Relationship Writing Fumble: Max and Caroline have way, WAY more sexual chemistry with each other than with any other character. Or maybe it's not a fumble.
  • Unfortunate Implications: Michael Patrick King's unfortunate comment that the allegations of Modern Minstrelsy with Han were completely unfounded and that he himself understands prejudice because he's openly gay. Several critics had a field day pointing out the deep flaws in that comparison, as well as that his comment seemed to imply that either it's impossible for gay people to be racist; or that being gay somehow makes racism ''acceptable''.
  • The Woobie: Caroline. Thanks to her father's crime, she has lost several opportunities to improve her and Max's business.
  • X Meets Y: Laverne and Shirley meets Two and a Half Men

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