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At the very least, The Office brought Mindy Kaling into my life, for which I’ll be eternally grateful. 

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"The sign reads STAKES MOTIVATION TURNS ESCALATION. It’s taped inelegantly to the office wall of Kaling’s three-bedroom West Hollywood home and printed in gigantic, 48-point type. Daniels once told her that those were the four pillars of every good comedy story, and, she says, “It really stuck with me.” She consults the sign like a checklist for every episode of television that she writes. She has another copy on the wall of her ­Mindy office in Universal City and a third copy she put up in the writers’ room. She’s as devoted to this sign as she was to transcripts of Saturday Night Live, which she’d study as a teen to try to understand the rhythm of the jokes and the comedy beats. (Incidentally, when she recently told Daniels about the sign and how much it had influenced her, “He was like, ‘Meh. I don’t know. Does that even hold up? I don’t even know if that’s real,’” she says.)"

- The New New Girl with Mindy Kaling
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“My relationship with my mom is really the single most profound relationship that I’ve ever had in my life,” she tells me. “By the way, it seems like I’m … I’m just blowing my nose. It’s not because I’m sad.” She has allergies and a cold, she promises. But her voice breaks when she starts talking about how she sat down with a pen and paper and asked her mother to give her all the advice she could possibly give her before she died, and Kaling realized she’d never be able to ask her mother for advice again. “I said to her, ‘Mom, I’m going to be so lonely without you.’” She’s crying now but keeps going. “And she just said, ‘You have to be your own best friend. If you always remember that, you will always have someone there with you.’”

The New New Girl: Mindy Kaling Promotes Herself Out of The Office and Into The Mindy Project

File under: Things that made me weepy at work.

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Key Art: Fox’s ‘The Mindy Project’ | EW

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Fox Now Calling Mindy Kaling's Show 'The Mindy Project' | EW

popculturebrain:

Just like my favorite show, The Seinfeld Chronicles.

SO MUCH BETTER.

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Ed Helms, Bill Hader, Richard Schiff Join Mindy Kaling's Fox Comedy Pilot | EW

popculturebrain:

So many things.

  1. What is going on over at The Office?
  2. If Ed Helms is looking at other options why aren’t they movies full time?
  3. Bill Hader, not long for SNL?
  4. The West Wing’s Richard Schiff.

That is all.

HADER, HELMS, and SCHIFF.

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UO: What is one of the worst ideas you’ve come up with as a writer?
Mindy Kaling: I am constantly made fun of at work for an idea for The Office that Dwight finds an old Willow tree behind Dunder Mifflin that was hollowed out and was a stop for the Underground Railroad. Michael Scott wanted it to become a historical landmark for the town of Scranton, and then they found out it was just a hollowed out tree by some kind of insect or something. It was one of the weirdest and dumbest ideas and I remember pitching it very passionately and to this day I’ll get crap about it.

(From an interview with Urban Outfitters.)

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  • Ryan Howard: One beer and one Seven and Seven with eight maraschino cherries, sugar on the rim, blended if you can.
  • Jim Halpert: So that's still going on, huh?
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The back of Mindy Kaling’s book. I’m seriously dying over here.