The Mindy Project Recap: Race-Sitcom Relations


Wow, quite a few advanced sitcom maneuvers tonight on The Mindy Project, and most of them came off pretty smoothly, a particularly impressive feat given a theme no lighter than racism. Here, a show-by-show guide to which classics’ influence came through in this week’s Mindy:


The Office
The episode begins with a non sequitur of a cold open, just like Mindy Kaling’s breakthrough show used to do. Morgan, an attack dog, Tamra, and a misfired stun gun all tangle into a nice bit of physical comedy from Ike Barinholtz, which has me nostalgic for some Dwight Schrute. It may be no coincidence that this episode is directed by U.S. Office creator Greg Daniels.  Read More...


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