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Season 4: T-Shirts, Wedding and Kardashians, Oh My!

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Petunia13 suggested we go to a single season thread. Seems like since there are only about 5 of us watching and/or talking about this show that makes sense to me. So here's your chance to talk about whatever you want to talk about that occurred in Season 4, including tonight's episode!  

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I'm not really paying attention to when the season finale is, so I really thought they were just going to get on the plane to Paris at the end as the season finale.

 

This show is just so stagnant. I wonder if they are really taking the new pastry shop location further. I'm over the Sophie and Oleg wedding storyline and luckily the Irish kid story is over.

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How the heck does Caroline have enough of a credit card limit for two first class plane tickets to Paris!

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It's pretty selectively broke like the broke Rachel was on Friends or the kids on OTH but not like the broke on Roseanne.

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This show is just so stagnant. I wonder if they are really taking the new pastry shop location further.

 

I hope so! That's a good direction to go. They're using both Max and Caroline's skills. 

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If they're relocating to the airport, will Sassy Security Lady be a new recurring character?

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I was thinking you know, the airport would be a good setting to meet a lot of different people, maybe inject some new blood into the show. But...that's what the diner should be doing too. Diners like that always have regular customers. Why aren't there any recurring diner patrons? The High hasn't really helped much (beyond Sandra B - whom I like in small doses). It's kind of weird that they don't have any recurring characters on this show. Max, Caroline, Han, Earl, Sophie & Oleg. Maybe they are trying to make Big Mary happen.

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Maybe they are trying to make Big Mary happen.

 

If so, they need to give him more to do in each episode than come out of the kitchen holding a dessert tray, say one joke and walk away.

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I wonder if the new airport location is just another variant of their first cupcake store, or the pastry shop, or the cupcake window. They keep moving the girls around into new situations that end up failing or going nowhere but the diner remains their anchor. 

 

Strangely, I wouldn't think they'd need to keep working at the diner with their new jobs at the pastry place. The pastry place must pay at least the same kind of money if not more (pastry chef and hostess, as opposed to waitresses). I wish the show had the guts to just drop the diner altogether. I still get a chuckle out of Han once in awhile, but I'm so over Oleg and Sophie.

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Strangely, I wouldn't think they'd need to keep working at the diner with their new jobs at the pastry place. The pastry place must pay at least the same kind of money if not more (pastry chef and hostess, as opposed to waitresses). I wish the show had the guts to just drop the diner altogether. I still get a chuckle out of Han once in awhile, but I'm so over Oleg and Sophie.

 

Especially since Caroline was offered the MANAGER job at the new airport location. That's a big deal salarywise.  I know waiting tables can be lucrative but given the diner's clientele and lack of customers, that's not the place they'll make the good money waitressing. 

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I wonder if the new airport location is just another variant of their first cupcake store, or the pastry shop, or the cupcake window. They keep moving the girls around into new situations that end up failing or going nowhere but the diner remains their anchor.

I drop in on this show every now and again and every time, they're somewhere new! It would be a great running gag if the show's writers could do comedy.

Too bad Sophie ate this show alive. I'll never understand why they let that happen, let alone why the audience cheers for her like she's Oprah giving away cars.

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I really hope the wedding is a send off to Oleg and Sophie. I wouldn't mind keeping Oleg on his own, his antics were always somewhat amusing, at least, but I won't be able to take anymore of the show with full on Sophie. She is just a black hole of a character that sucks the life out of every scene she's in, which is a shame because I've previously enjoyed a lot of what Jennifer Coolige does.

 

What I miss the most about the early seasons where the "broke people scenarios" of shopping at Thrift Stores, extreme couponing, and spoiling yourself with a bit of extra money every now and again.

 

If there's some serious re-tooling, I'll consider another season just for my enjoyment of the Beth and Kat chemistry and occasional Garret Morris perk. If it looks to be more of the same, I may officially throw in the towel.

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That was actually a better finale than I thought. The wedding part was stupid, but at least it wasn't the whole episode.

 

And hey, I'm quoting myself from above:

 

I'm not really paying attention to when the season finale is, so I really thought they were just going to get on the plane to Paris at the end as the season finale.

 

I guess I called it a couple of weeks early! I'm glad we are done with The High. I hope next year brings something other than the cupcake window or I may not be watching.

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Yeah, I'm actually a little surprised but nonetheless glad that the wedding wasn't the main focus of the finale. Surprised, since the buildup went on for almost the whole season, but glad because I don't think my corneas could have withstood looking at all that for more than three minutes. Although I have to say Sophie's gown was actually quite beautiful. It was way over the top to the point of being almost hideously gawdy, as per Sophie's style of course, but still sort of beautiful. The girls' bridesmaids dresses were frightening.

 

And yes, enough with The High. All season it seems like the show - and the girls - lost sight of what they're actually supposed to be doing. They have a cupcake shop. Then they want to sell T-shirts to advertise their cupcake shop and they become all about T-shirts. Then they have to get another job to pay back the T-shirt loan when that idea goes to hell so now they're working at a high-end pastry shop all the time. What happened to focusing on the cupcake business? And when the hell do they ever sleep???

 

I laughed hysterically when Sophie said she told Earl that the wedding was at 4, instead of the real time of 6, because ... you know. (For those who don't know, that, I'm assuming, was a reference to Black People Time. I am well-acquainted with that thanks to my family who has never shown up less than 45 minutes late for anything in their entire lives. Rule of thumb: Tell them the event starts at least one hour before it really does; that way they might actually show up on time.)

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Maybe they're going to open a pastry shop in Paris! That should take up a few episodes and give us a break from Sophie and Oleg.

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Whatever happens next, we'll have to wait a while to find out. CBS's fall schedule appears to have both 2 Broke Girls and Mike and Molly on the bench until ... some other show gets canceled, I guess. They have Big Bang Theory on Mondays while Thursday Night Football is on, as per last year, but when that's over and Bang moves back to Thursday, they're putting the new show Supergirl in the Monday 8pm spot. No idea where they're going to put Girls, or when.

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Interesting. I bet this will be the last year for 2BG then. Unless they keep it on constant standby like they did with...was it According to Jim? One of those random sitcoms that was on for a ridiculous number of years as a midseason replacement.

 

When Max was humming I thought Caroline's Next Great Business Idea was going to be Max's Homemade Wedding Cakes.

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Interesting. I bet this will be the last year for 2BG then. Unless they keep it on constant standby like they did with...was it According to Jim? One of those random sitcoms that was on for a ridiculous number of years as a midseason replacement.

 

When Max was humming I thought Caroline's Next Great Business Idea was going to be Max's Homemade Wedding Cakes.

Given that the cupcake shop trend has basically played out they would be smart to expand into different types of desserts. Wedding cakes are a HUGE business. Especially if she knows how to carve them up into fancy shapes etc. 

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Yes. And I'm of the opinion they should have kept their (presumably much better paying) jobs at the High and ditched the diner. They could still do their own thing on the side and they'd have more money to work with. Duh. They're not working to make the High a success anymore than they were making the diner a success. A job's a job, and they still obviously need one.

 

They do such a good job with the guest stars, I love both Caroline Rhea and Laura Kightlinger (sp?). Even if they ditch the High they should still ditch the diner and have the girls working various odd jobs and temp jobs each week to take more advantage of guest stars and put and end to the lame height jokes for Han and dick jokes for Oleg. Enough already with that.

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