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And the Pre-Approved Credit Card
Season 2, Episode 5
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Air date November 5, 2012
Cupcake Total $1,128.00
Writer Sonny Lee
Patrick Walsh
Director Thomas Kail
Rating 9.01 Source
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And the Pre-Approved Credit Card is the fifth episode of the second season of 2 Broke Girls.


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.


In the back of the diner, Caroline finds Max trying to extend the life of her lipstick by heating it up, because she can’t afford more. Caroline shows her that her shoe heel is almost falling off, but Max fixes it with gum. Unfortunately, teetering on her heel, Caroline accidentally spills spaghetti and meatballs onto two huge, obnoxious guys. Max comments that those are the biggest balls they've had in their lap since starting steroids.

Sophie visits them at their apartment, bringing back some of their mail that she got on accident--including an offer for a pre-approved credit card. Max insists they can’t have it but Caroline says they have more discipline as adults. Caroline applies and gets approved. She tells Max they need a credit card for the business, and things will be fine if they communicate their purchases.

Earl’s son, Darius, they learn, is coming in. He is a successful

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Chrysler salesman in Detroit. Earl also warns them about their credit card. Darius comes in and amuses Max with his snappy jokes, which he follows with, He reveals he quit his job to be a comedian. Caroline accidentally spills soup on him, again, and ruins the only shirt he had to wear to his first night on-stage. Max and Caroline go shopping with him, feeling guilty. He reads them his jokes and they are… not funny, despite him saying "You gotta laugh." Caroline and Max decide he needs a funny suit, and buy him one.

They go to the comedy club, Max picking up the drinks on her card so everything will seem funnier to people. She and Caroline also reveal that they bought Darius a beaver puppet to try and perk up his act… but he doesn't like it.

Darius goes on stage. No one laughs. Han heckles him and Darius makes a short joke, and everyone finds that funny. He makes fun of members of the audience and kills. Max’s card gets declined. Luckily, back at the diner, Earl wants to reimburse her for everything. Max said she just wanted him to be proud (of Darius), but the way he says that he is proud makes Max blush and smile.

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Max shows Caroline that she cut her card. They confess they both used their card for another purchase. Caroline bought Max her lipstick, and Max got Caroline’s shoes fixed. They decide to keep the other card in case of emergency but to put it where they are never tempted to reach for it; they ask Oleg to put it down his pants.


Caroline: Max you would not believe what came addressed to you

Max: Lemme explain. I am not a scientology I just won that one time because I heard some rich guy was looking for a wife.

Max: Someone gave me a bag of cookies the other day and I ate all of it without breathing.

Caroline: Well you're not a child anymore you have more discipline.

Max: The cookies were yesterday!

Caroline: We need to put this somewhere where we won't be tempted to touch it. Oleg put this down your pants.

Oleg: Sure.

Caroline: It's just processing our application.

Max: No it's not, it's finding out everything about us. Now it's finding out your dad stole millions of dollars, now it's finding out I was fired from 8 Dairy Queens, now it's finding out why I got fired from 8 Dairy Queens.

Caroline: Oh my god, Max, we're approved! We've just been approved!

Max: What!? What is wrong with them, does Dairy Queen report nothing!? Get back on there and disapprove us!

Max: (about Earl's son, Darius) He is not a customer, look at him, don't you see the resemblance!?

Caroline: Oh my god! Is he your father?

Max: Yes. He is my father, and my mother is a piece of chalk!


  • This episode was originally suppose to air on October 29, 2012, but was postponed for a week due to the coverage of Hurricane Sandy.

International Air Dates[]

  • Canada: November 5, 2012 on Citytv
  • United Kingdom: December 13, 2012 on E4/E4 HD
  • Germany: March 26, 2013 on ProSieben


Guest Cast[]

  • Cedric The Entertainer - Darius
  • Eric Zuckerman - Barney
  • Rebecca - Corry Darlene
  • Mike Ivy - Reginald
  • Bruno Amato - Italian Guy
  • Malika Williams - Waitress
  • Kim Yarbrough - Darlene