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The Mindy Project Season 1 Review “Mindy’s Brother”

On the latest episode of “The Mindy Project,” we are introduced to the titular “Mindy’s Brother,” Rishi (Utkarsh Ambudkar), aka “Reazy Peasy.” Much to Mindy’s horror, he shows up unannounced to trash her house, use her $68 dollar bubble bath mix and to break her heart when he tells her he’s dropping out of college to become a rapper. Never mind that he would be the first rapper of Indian descent since the notorious Kevin G, Mindy isn’t having it.

Thing is, the guy’s pretty good! He really is sort of the Indian Justin Timberlake! It’s not every day you hear a rhyme for “hemo” and “Finding Nemo.” It certainly beats rhyming “estranged sister” with “deranged blister,” though both sound like something the Beastie Boys would come up with. He eventually kills it at a rap battle, which Mindy reluctantly participates in after Morgan screws the pooch with ill rhyme skills. MY favorite was when she started to sing the hook: “Brown Channing Tatum (!) won’t you come on and bone…ok, I’m not gonna say that to my brother.” I also thought her version of the mic drop was adorable.

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