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2 Broke Girls recap: And the Broken Hip

Caroline is surprised to find so many hipster customers in the cupcake shop. Max renamed all the cupcakes after people from the '90s in order to attract the neighborhood hipsters. Caroline suggests they call the day-olds the Hugh Hefners. "That's not '90s," Max says. "He's in his 90s, and he's stale and hard," Caroline replies. That's clever.

One of the hipsters orders a few cupcakes and invites Max to a '90s trivia contest that takes place in some hipster bar, saying she could win a lot of money. Obviously, Max is not thrilled about participating in a hipster contest. Outside, a street performer (guest star Andy Dick) is scaring customers away with his dancing marionette. When the girls go outside to ask him to move, the creepy puppeteer makes his puppet, Pierre, climb up Caroline and "kiss" her. Max instantly brands him a serial killer.


He introduces himself as J. Petto, and after a seemingly friendly chat, Caroline politely asks him to move, but he claims he is in a public space. Caroline calls him rude and storms back into the shop, while Max threatens to call the cops on him. When J. Petto rushes into the shop to confront the girls, he slips on a cupcake that a hipster had just dropped and lands on Pierre. Caroline offers him a free cupcake, but he's devastated, so he packs up and leaves.


A courier comes into the diner and serves the girls court papers—they are being sued for injuries sustained in their shop by J. Petto. Han offers to take a look at the suit, as he studied law in Korea, but he eventually quit it because it wasn't his passion. He tells them that accidents like that happen all the time, that's why all businesses have insurance. Except that the girls don't. They didn't have the money, and they dismissed the chances of something bad happening as a million to one.

The girls go over to J. Petto's apartment with cupcakes, hoping to convince him to drop the lawsuit. A creepy girl puppet answers the door before J. Petto invites them into his apartment, which has puppets hanging everywhere. When Caroline points out that J. Petto seems fine, he reveals that he's actually suing them for injuries sustained by Pierre. Caroline thinks it's absurd, but J. Petto asserts that Pierre is his livelihood. He demands $1,000 by Monday to clear the lawsuit, and if Max makes another comment about his marionettes, he will raise the price. Caroline agrees and quickly leaves with Max before she can make a snarky remark. Caroline suggests that they go to the hipster trivia bar in order to win the money.



Max and Caroline bring J. Petto the $1,000, but he demands another $500 for Pierre's emotional distress. Caroline tells Max to wait in the hall while she tries to persuade him. Although she insists they're broke, J. Petto remains determined to sue them. Outside his apartment, Max opens her coat to reveal she has stolen Pierre. She's just the sassiest, most streetwise bitch in the game.


As soon as J. Petto realizes his marionette is missing, he goes ballistic and follows the girls back to the cupcake shop, which is closed. Inside the shop, Max pulls out a pair of scissors, threatening to cut Pierre's strings if J. Petto doesn't drop the suit. When he threatens to call the police, Max makes a naked Barbie molest Pierre. To sass things up, Max pulls out a naked Ken and orchestrates a doll threeway while Caroline gets the whole thing on camera, which could ruin his children's party business.

Caroline says she will delete the pictures if he drops the lawsuit, and he finally concedes. The girls also demand a notarized letter exempting them from all further legal action, and they will give him back Pierre, perfectly intact. "Minus his virginity, of course. But don't worry, you'll still have yours," Max mercilessly mocks.


Before leaving, J. Petto mentions he's been in the puppetry world for 30 years. Caroline worries that their dream might be just as stupid as puppets and they will still be broke in 30 years. Max assures they're not going to turn into him, because he didn't have a best friend to tell him his dream was a stupid idea. She also says the shop is actually starting to take off because of their hipster clientele. They once again discuss getting insurance, but they quickly dismiss the chance of someone else falling in their shop. Let's just hope they're right about that.

Current total: $3,800.00

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