Jennifer Coolidge jumped on board the "2 Broke Girls" (Mon., 8:30 p.m. EST on CBS) train in a recurring role that could easily be expanded to series regular should audiences and writers respond well to her.
After their upstairs neighbor passes away, the girls start hearing loud music and stomping around. While they think it's a large man, they are surprised to meet Sophie (Coolidge), their new upstairs neighbor.
In typical sitcom fashion, the girls spend the entire episode offending and insulting Sophie. At first, Max sends her a threatening letter to get the noise to stop. Then, after seeing her apartment filled with a porch swing and girls clad in lingerie, they conclude that she's a madame and those women must be her prostitutes.
Cue the awkward conversation where Sophie is saying one thing and Max and Caroline are hearing something else entirely, until they reveal their suspicions and Sophie is so mad she threatens to turn them into the landlord for illegally subletting their apartment. Luckily, she has a soft spot for Max's cupcakes.
The women all make up upon finding out that Sophie runs a cleaning business. She had made an offer, which they of course misunderstood when they thought she was a madame, for them to come work for her. By the end of the episode, the three women were swinging on Sophie's indoor porch swing -- she bought it for her dream house -- bonding over their ambitions and desires. Could a new friendship and/or partnership be looming?
Catch new installments of "2 Broke Girls" -- winner of the People's Choice Award for Favorite New TV Comedy -- on Mondays at 8:30 p.m. EST on CBS.
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