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.

She smiles. She has horrible teeth. Tom smiles back,

enchanted. Off her teeth we dissolve to:

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We now see Serbian girl smiling under a tent at a posh post-

wedding dinner reception. She smiles. Perfect teeth.


He dumped me, she moved in, he

fixed her teeth. They got married

last night. I don’t think they

thought I would actually go, so

they invited me. But I did go.

We now see Mira, in her dress, sitting at a table with

various old people and foreigners.


I was at the worst table - the

Randoms. You know, where the old

babysitters and childhood pen pals


Mira and an OLD HIPPIE LADY get wasted and are laughing



So, me and Tom’s old babysitter

Bernice got wasted together.


Why would Tom break up with a

thoughtful girl like you?


He wanted kids.


You don’t want kids?


No, he wanted kids. Six of ‘em. He

thought I was too old for that.


Six kids? What is he, in a cult?


He wet the bed until he was 10.


And then, I felt like making a


Mira is now at the microphone.

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Some of you may know Tom and I used

to date. So I have some pretty good

stories of everyone’s favorite

glorified dentist.

People laugh with anticipation, including Tom and the bride.

We see Clayton, Dr. Shulman and his wife, and Jeremy are



Like the time he thought he had

Lyme disease but it turned out to

be a patch of dry skin on his


People laugh.


Or how he always says “Oh, Larry”

when we watch Curb Your Enthusiasm,

like he has a personal relationship

with Larry David.

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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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