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2 Broke Girls

2 BROKE GIRLS is a comedy about the unlikely friendship that develops between two very different young women waitressing at a diner in trendy Williamsburg, Brooklyn, who form a bond over their dream of one day owning a successful cupcake business. Only one thing stands in their way -- they're broke. Sarcastic, streetwise Max Black (series star KAT DENNINGS) meets the sophisticated, school-smart Caroline Channing (series star BETH BEHRS) when the former trust fund princess loses all her money due to her father's Wall Street scandal, and reluctantly has to give waitressing a shot. At first, Max sees Caroline as an entitled rich girl, but she's surprised to find that Caroline has as much substance as she does style. When Caroline discovers Max's knack for baking amazing cupcakes, she sees a lucrative future for them and they begin to save money to reach their start-up goal of $250,000. As the girls' tally expands week to week, they become closer to their goal ... and closer as friends.

At the diner, they are surrounded by their offbeat, colorful "family": Oleg (series star JONATHAN KITE), an overly flirtatious cook; Earl (series star GARRETT MORRIS), a hip 75-year-old cashier and all-around cool cat; Han (series star MATTHEW MOY), the eager-to-please owner of the diner; and Sophie (series star JENNIFER COOLIDGE), the girls' outrageous upstairs neighbor who comes by the diner as often as she does Max and Caroline's apartment for a cupcake fix. As Max and Caroline climb toward their goal, we see that "smarts" plus "hearts" might just be the recipe for success. At the end of season two, Max and Caroline discover an extra room inside the diner with a window to the street -- a perfect spot for their cupcake shop!

In the third season premiere, business booms for Max and Caroline's new cupcake walk-up window when word spreads about a shocking incident involving a rock star.

Season Three

"AND THE SOFT OPENING"
In the third season premiere, business booms for Max and Caroline's new cupcake walk-up window when word spreads about a shocking incident involving a rock star.

"AND THE KICKSTARTER"
Caroline tries to raise money for an expensive pair of new pants through an online fundraising site. Meanwhile, Max's new smartphone comes between her and Caroline.

"AND THE KITTY KITTY SPANK SPANK"
When Max becomes obsessed with the stray cat hanging around their apartment, Caroline tries to convince her that the cat would be better off if they found it a good home.

"AND THE GROUP HEAD"
Max and Caroline take jobs as baristas only to figure out how to use the new cappuccino maker they got for their cupcake shop.

"AND THE CRONUTS"
Max and Caroline invent cake fries in order to boost business when the cronut craze threatens their bottom line.

"AND THE PIECE OF SHEET"
Caroline splurges on hair extensions and buys Max some new sheets. But Caroline doesn't realize when she throws away the old set that Max's old pillowcase has sentimental value.

"AND THE GIRLFRIEND EXPERIENCE"
The girls try to fool Han's mother into believing a prostitute is her son's Harvard-university educated girlfriend.

"AND THE "IT" HOLE"
When Caroline's date doesn't show up after promising to take her to one of the city's hippest new restaurants, she and Max decide to take advantage of the hard-to-get reservation.

"AND THE PASTRY PORN"
Max decides to apply to the Manhattan School of Pastry and bakes a tart for her entrance exam. GILLES MARINI (Sex and the City, Switched at Birth, Brothers & Sisters) guest stars as Nicolas, the handsome French "master baker" who owns and teaches at the school. MARY LYNN RAJSKUB (24) guest stars as Bebe, a neurotic pastry chef who works at the front desk.

"AND THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL"
Max attempts to make a good impression on her first day of pastry school, but finds the class clown, Deke (recurring guest star ERIC ANDRÉ -- The Internship, Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23), to be extremely distracting -- and intriguing. Meanwhile, Caroline dresses to impress Max's handsome teacher, Nicolas (recurring guest star GILLES MARINI). Recurring guest star MARY LYNN RAJSKUB also appears as Bebe.

"AND THE LIFE AFTER DEATH"
Caroline attends her former nanny's funeral, thinking the family will be honored to have her; she quickly learns, however, that they have no idea who she is.

Seasons

Season Two

"And The Pearl Necklace" Season 2, Episode 2
After her lucky pearl necklace breaks, Caroline fears she will have bad luck. Meanwhile, the two girls hold out hope of hearing back from Martha Stewart, who recently tasted and enjoyed one of their signature cupcakes.

"And The Hold-Up" Season 2, Episode 3
The employees of the Williamsburg diner see Han in a new light after he stops a robbery. Meanwhile, the robbery puts a strain on Max and Caroline's friendship.

"And The Cupcake War" Season 2, Episode 4
Max and Caroline try to take their cupcake business to the next level by auditioning for the reality cooking show, Cupcake Wars.

"And The Pre-Approved Credit Card" Season 2, Episode 5
Max and Caroline get a credit card and then disagree over what to charge on it. Meanwhile, Earl's estranged son comes to New York in hopes of becoming a stand-up comedian.

Season 2, Episode 5
Caroline and Max vie for the attention of a handsome sweet shop owner, but a series of embarrassing experiences leaves Caroline too ashamed to meet him for their date.

Season 2, Episode 6
Max and caroline enlist the help of a few Amish boys to build a barn.

"And the Three Boys With Wood" Season 2, Episode 7
Max and Caroline recruit 2 Amish boys who are exploring the modern world to help them build a barn for Chestnut.

"And the Egg Special" Season 2, Episode 8
When a storefront that would be perfect for Max's Homemade Cupcake goes up for rent, Max and Caroline hold a fundraiser.

"And the New Boss" Season 2, Episode 9
Max struggles with her new job as manager of the new cupcake business, when she and Caroline hire an intern.

"And the Big Opening" Season 2, Episode 10
The grand opening celebration of Max's Homemade Cupcakes doesn't go as planned when Max invites all her exes, so she can show off her new success.

"And the Silent Partner" Season 2, Episode 11
When Sophie gets conned by the contractor building her dream house, Max invites her to be a silent partner in the cupcake business, which causes friction between Sophie and Caroline.

"And the High Holidays" Season 2, Episode 12
With their rent way overdue, Max and Caroline are forced to make a business deal with some shady customers. from their store, in order to make ends meet.

"And the Bear Truth" Season 2, Episode 13
It gets awkward when Max comes along from Andy and Caroline's romantic weekend in a cabin in the woods.

"And Too Little Sleep" Season 2, Episode 14
When Max and Caroline get a huge cupcake order, and only a short amount of time to fill it in, they recruit their friends from the diner to help bake with them throughout the night. Meanwhile, Caroline is uncomfortable when Max and Andy continue their friendship after the break up.

"And the Psychic Shakedown" Season 2, Episode 15
When Caroline realizes that Candy Andy closed his store after their break up, she consults a psychic to find out what her future has in store for her.

"And Just Plane Magic" Season 2, Episode 16
While flying cross country on a private jet, to see a music award show, Max and Caroline meet famous rapper, 2 Chainz.

"And the Broken Hip" Season 2, Episode 17
Max and Caroline find themselves in some legal trouble while trying to get a street performer to move away from their cupcake shop.

"And Not-So-Sweet Charity" Season 2, Episode 18
To save their cupcake shop, Max and Caroline ask Caroline's rich Aunt Charity for money.

"And the Temporary Distraction" Season 2, Episode 19
To make ends meet, Caroline and Max take office temp jobs. The boss hits on Max while Caroline sees herself moving on up into a big corporate job.

"And the Big Hole" Season 2, Episode 20
Caroline gets fired for insulting the diner and Max does her best to get Caroline and Han to make up.

"And the Worst Selfie Ever" Season 2, Episode 21
Caroline's booty call to Andy causes panic when she develops a rash the next morning.

"And the Extra Work" Season 2, Episode 22
When Max and Caroline are extras on a TV show shooting a scene at the diner, Caroline gets offered an actual role - only there are strings attached.

Season One

Pilot
In the series premiere, experienced waitress Max Black meets her new co-worker, former rich-girl Caroline Channing, and puts her skills to the test at an old but re-emerging Brooklyn diner. Despite her initial distaste for Caroline, Max eventually softens and the two team up for a new business venture.

Episode 2 - And The Break-Up Scene
Caroline thinks she's doing Max a favor -- but she is really stealing Max's thunder -- when she takes it upon herself to facilitate Max's breakup with Robbie (recurring guest star NOAH MILLS -- Sex and the City 2).

Episode 3 - And Strokes Of Goodwill
Max introduces Caroline to the art of thrift store shopping, which takes a dangerous turn when a battle erupts over a T-shirt. Recurring guest star NICK ZANO (Melrose Place, Cougar Town, What I Like About You, Final Destination) appears as Johnny, a sarcastic street artist who flirts with Max.

Episode 4 - And The Rich People Problems
Max gets a taste of Caroline's posh life when they break into her former townhouse to retrieve her night guard. Recurring guest star NICK ZANO appears as Johnny.

Episode 5 - And The 90's Horse Party
Caroline and Max throw a '90s-themed party at the diner to attract rich hipsters and raise money for their cupcake business. Caroline is horrified when her rich ex-boyfriend, William (guest star TRAVIS VAN WINKLE -- 90210, Friday the 13th), comes into the diner.

Episode 6 - And The Disappearing Bed
Caroline tries to build herself a Murphy bed, the kind which folds into the wall, in Max's apartment. Meanwhile, the chemistry between Max and Johnny (recurring guest star NICK ZANO) heats up.

Episode 7 - And The Pretty Problem
Caroline drags Max to a cake-decorating class to increase their skill level and learn how to make more attractive cupcakes for their business.

Episode 8 - And Hoarder Culture
Caroline and Max walk into a hoarding nightmare and end up waist-deep in clutter when they take a job cleaning an apartment to make extra money. Plus, Max discovers that Johnny (recurring guest star NICK ZANO) has been keeping a secret from her.

Episode 9 - And The Really Petty Cash
Johnny's (recurring guest star NICK ZANO) girlfriend, Cashandra (recurring guest star KELLY BECKETT -- Blessed) has a devious plan in mind when she hires Max and Caroline to bake cupcakes for an art show featuring his work.

Episode 10 - And The Very Christmas Thanksgiving
It's Caroline's first broke holiday season and, to earn extra money, she and Max apply to work as elves at a department store's "Santaland."

Episode 11 - And The Reality Check
Max and Caroline try to find Chestnut a job so the horse will have lodging and shelter for the winter. Meanwhile, Peach (recurring guest star BROOKE LYONS -- Desperate Housewives), the mother of the twins Max babysits, auditions for television reality show Real Housewives of TriBeCa.

Episode 12 - And The Pop-Up Sale
When Max's stove breaks, Caroline tries to return some expensive rings to Barney's department store, but discovers her surname is no longer an asset at the store where she used to get special treatment.

Episode 13 - And The Secret Ingredient
In the midst of her new obsession with couponing, Caroline discovers the secret ingredient to Max's cupcakes.

Episode 14 - And The Upstairs Neighbour
Max and Caroline are suspicious of the new upstairs neighbor, Sophie (recurring guest star JENNIFER COOLIDGE -- The Secret Life of the American Teenager, Best in Show, American Pie, Legally Blonde), who moves in after the old tenant dies.

Episode 15 - And The Blind Spot
Max and Caroline must prove their cleaning skills to upstairs neighbor Sophie (recurring guest star JENNIFER COOLIDGE) in order to be hired as maids for her cleaning business.

Episode 16 - And The Broken Hearts
It's Valentine's Day and Max shows her softer side when Earl has a heart attack and ends up in the hospital after seeing Sophie (recurring guest star JENNIFER COOLIDGE) all dressed up. Meanwhile, Caroline attempts to rekindle an old flame of hers.

Episode 17 - And The Kosher Cupcakes
Max tries to pass off her cupcakes as kosher when she and Caroline serve them at a boy's Bar Mitzvah. Recurring guest star JENNIFER COOLIDGE appears as Sophie, the girls' upstairs neighbour.

Episode 18 - And The One-Night Stands
Max joins Caroline on a trip to visit her father in prison. Recurring guest star JENNIFER COOLIDGE appears as Sophie, the girls' upstairs neighbour.

Episode 19 - And The Spring Break
Max and Caroline take a vacation from their lives when they are asked to dog-sit at a couple's posh apartment. Recurring guest star JENNIFER COOLIDGE appears as Sophie. Recurring guest star BROOKE LYONS appears as Peach.

Episode 20 - And The Drug Money
In an effort to raise money to help Caroline's father, Max convinces Caroline to partake in a clinical drug trial.

Episode 21 - And The Messy Purse Smackdown
Caroline promises Earl that she will drop his tax return in the mail, but when she learns that Max has never filed her taxes, she gets sidetracked trying to help Max. Recurring guest star JENNIFER COOLIDGE appears as Sophie.

Episode 22 - And The Big Buttercream Breakthrough
Max's babysitting gig with Peach (recurring guest star BROOKE LYONS) is in peril if the cupcakes she and Caroline deliver to Peach's socialite friend aren't perfect.

Episode 23 - And Martha Stewart Have A Ball - Part One
In the one-hour season finale, Max and Caroline use Caroline's invite to a Manhattan gala as a means to meet MARTHA STEWART (guest starring as herself) and present their cupcake business. Recurring guest star JENNIFER COOLIDGE appears as Sophie.

Episode 24 - And Martha Stewart Have A Ball - Part Two
In the one-hour season finale, Max and Caroline use Caroline's invite to a Manhattan gala as a means to meet MARTHA STEWART (guest starring as herself) and present their cupcake business. Recurring guest star JENNIFER COOLIDGE appears as Sophie.

2 Broke Girls
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