The Mindy Project script
The Mindy Project  Episode #Pilot (2012)
Synopsis: Mindy Lahiri is a successful, skilled doctor, but when she leaves the office, all bets are off. She aspires to become a more well-rounded woman, someone who is punctual, frugal and well-read instead of someone who is obsessed with romantic comedies and likely to give an inappropriate toast at a wedding. Despite stumbles, Mindy remains determined to get her personal and romantic life on track -- before her friends and colleagues are forced to stage an intervention -- and find her perfect happy ending.

MIRA:

It’s you.

MOST APPEALING GUY

What?

MIRA:

Achoo. Just a cute little sneeze.

What floor?

MOST APPEALING GUY

Same as yours.

He smiles warmly at her, then accidentally drops his thermos

and newspaper. Mira gets down to help him and her folders

slip out of her hands. They start picking up all their stuff.

TOM:

Klutzes? Party of two.

Mira’s hair - tied up in a bun - comes undone. She can’t

believe it.

MIRA (V.O.)

An elevator? Our stuff fell out of

our hands? My hair came undone?

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MIRA (V.O.) (CONT'D)

Holy crap, I’m basically Sandra

Bullock. But then it happened. The

omen. Er, omen sounds bad. What’s a

good omen called? Oh, whatever.

The elevator jerks to a stop and the lights flicker.

MOST APPEALING GUY

Did the elevator just stop?

Mira closes her eyes. It all led up to this. It’s happening.

MIRA:

I’m Mira. Obstetrics and

gynecology.

MOST APPEALING GUY

Tom. Orthodonist.

They shake hands, both somehow aware of what all this means.

MIRA (V.O.)

We were stuck in the elevator

twenty minutes and I moved into his

apartment two months later.

VOICE (V.O.)

(thick Caribbean accent)

Ma’am. What does dis have to do

with you stealing ja bike, driving

ja bike while intoxicated, then

trespassing in ja swimming pool?

INT. POLICE PRECINCT - PRESENT DAY

A un-smiling FEMALE POLICE OFFICER sits across from Mira in a

precinct room. We see Mira has been telling her story here.

MIRA:

Tom got married last night. To

someone else. Some Serbian girl who

sells bagels in the lobby of the

hospital.

INT. HOSPITAL LOBBY - MORNING

We see a beautiful SERBIAN GIRL handing Tom a bagel and

coffee in the lobby of the hospital.

SERBIAN GIRL:

One tall latte vith extra cream no

sugar.

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Mindy Kaling

Vera Mindy Chokalingam (born June 24, 1979), known professionally as Mindy Kaling, is an American actress, comedian, and writer. She is the creator and star of the Fox and Hulu sitcom The Mindy Project, and also serves as executive producer and writer for the show. She is also known for her work on the NBC sitcom The Office, where she portrayed the character Kelly Kapoor and served as executive producer, writer and director. more…

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