The Job: Waitress/Cupcake Baker
2 BROKE GIRLS: Max Black (Kat Dennings)
WHAT THE SHOW NAILS: Startup costs. Each episode ends with a tally of how much Max and her partner have saved toward the $250,000 they need to open their dream bakery. "For a small shop, that's doable," says Ellen Baumwoll, co-owner of Betty Bakery in Brooklyn, New York.
WHAT'S PURE FICTION: Partners as roommates. "When we started out, I was seeing my partner 15 hours a day. There's no way our friendship, much less our business, would have survived us living together," says Baumwoll.