With the onset of Netflix, many television stations have been bombarded by this new competitor. But stations that have stayed updated, current and trendy can still have an edge on the streaming, commercial-free services. When CBS won the bid for the show 2 Broke Girls, it allowed them to stay strong and influential in the television and broadcasting industry.
With a wide variety of guest stars such as Eric Andre and Lindsay Lohan, the show is most certainly gaining some serious momentum.
Here are 18 interesting facts that you probably didn’t know about 2 Broke Girls.
The show stars Max and Caroline played by Kat Dennings and Beth Behrs respectively.
The show centers around 2 broke girls (shocker, right?!) who hope to make it big in the culinary world while working as waitresses.
In a day and age where most protagonists or main characters on TV shows or movies are male, it is definitely a breath of fresh air to have a show centered on two strong women.
Max is the street smart, rambunctious and witty girl while Caroline was a former wealthy girl who reluctantly joins the food service industry.
At the start, Max has serious doubts about Caroline’s work ethic due to her background but eventually, the two get to know each other and build a strong and surprising friendship.
Caroline ends up being more than a pretty, spoiled rich girl and Max is actually kindhearted and sweet, with a tough outer shell.
When Caroline finds out that Max can make some downright delicious cupcakes, they decide to go into business together. The sitcom centers around them working odd jobs (and as waitresses) to earn enough start-up cash to become their own bosses.
As mentioned earlier, there was a bidding war between two major TV stations on who would air the show. Eventually, CBS won and gained prominence thanks to the comedy.
The bidding war began before the pilot was even written!
If you have ever noticed similarities between Sex and the City and 2 Broke Girls it’s probably because the same executive production team has worked on both shows.
In another foreshadowing event, Kat Dennings (who plays Max) got her onscreen debut, 11 years prior to the airing of 2 Broke Girls, on Sex and the City!
When watching the show on television it seems as if the laughter is recorded from a laugh track but in reality, the show is filmed in front of a live audience!
Embracing diversity, the show features a South Korean character and also a Ukrainian chef just to name a few.
Although a lot of accents are employed and displayed on the show, all the actors originally speak English.
The South Korean store owner that the two girls work at is portrayed as Han Lee. But in reality, the actor playing Han is actually Chinese-American.
The unlikely friendship that sparked between the characters Max and Caroline translated to real life since the two are really ‘besties’ off screen as well.
In an interview, Kat has said that: ‘Beth and I genuinely love each other and are best friends in real life.’
In the show, Max has a strong inclination and preference towards the use of drugs but Kat Dennings is a staunch opposer of the use of drugs.
The show has some strong ratings as it scored a 7.1 out of 10 on tv.com and also a 6.8 on IMDB. I guess the show WAS worth fighting/bidding for.
Although the show has generated mostly positive reviews, the handful of negative feedback it has received is generally directed at the sexist and/or racist jokes.
And that’s exactly what they are. They are jokes used in a comedy television show meant to induce laughter!
Despite the negativity and ‘bad publicity’ the show went on to win a People’s Choice Award along with an Emmy.
Although the main characters on the show are crazy and unpredictable, the beginning of each show is a little more consistent. Every title starts with ‘2 Broke Girls And…’
And the show’s meteoric rise has only brought about more celebrity guest appearances. Those include, Lindsay Lohan, Martha Stewart, Eric Andre, and 2 Chainz just to name a few.