Apparently this show takes place in New York City. I had expected it to be in LA or something but they are in a very sunny NYC, thus the subway rides to and from work. I laughed out loud when I realized that Mindy’s initial voice-over was actually her just narrating her subway ride to work, much to Danny’s lament. But she’s right, you can’t run into someone you know on the subway and not ride with them.”
Don’t worry, guys. Mindy’s life isn’t all about the job. She’s on the prowl so she goes to a bookstore. I knew I liked her. She then gets outraged at the prices (I feel ya, girl). Why wouldn’t we all order books online? Oh, right. Because where else would we meet plaid-wearing Seth Meyers. Sometimes meet-cutes are really annoying, but so far I’m really liking how TMP is handling them. Kudos, show.
And guys, it’s Seth Meyers! He’s so adorable and great and wearing plaid and at a bookstore. NOTHING IS BETTER THAN THAT. Except that he’s even more adorable than you anticipated and he helps her get a free tote bag and then takes her for some frozen yogurt. I love that she hates all of the frozen yogurt flavors she gets because they don’t taste right. Turns out she just hates yogurt, so he gets her a pretzel instead. So she’s paying for dinner. Cute! I approve.
At the office Mindy realizes one of their nurses isn’t working out. See Beverly has been doing inappropriate things like smoking pot on the job and improperly labelling blood (ie Short, Asian).
Naturally Mindy, as a partner, holds a meeting to address this serious issue. It’s hilarious to know that the only other reason her coworkers are called into her office is for an Oscar pool. Dr. British gets nominated to fire her, but he is kind of a pussy and won’t do it.
Mindy and Danny go ahead and interview people to be their new nurse. Danny is pissed because he doesn’t want Mindy to hire a girl like her. Then they’ll only talk about girly things like rom-coms. Which is fair. Regardless, they crash and burn .
At the end of the episode Mindy steps up to the task of firing Beverly. She gets a broken nose for it as Beverly punches her square in the nose before fleeing the scene. Surprisingly, Danny does not react well to Mindy’s broken nose. He just asks her if she’s okay instead of, I don’t know, DOING SOMETHING ABOUT IT. One of the super weirdo interviewees helps her out – the one that said he could take or leave this job, who wants to be called Ransom, who has been in prison – resetting her nose, realigning it, earning him a job.
On the subway ride home, Mindy hams up her broken nose, playing off that Danny was the one that accidentally broke it during a domestic dispute as they are a married couple. He lets her go with the ruse to make her feel better.
Notable & Quotable
- Danny is reading Catching Fire on the subway.
- She has a chocolate fountain in her office!
“We live in a society that puts a premium on white women with perfect noses and right now I am 0 for 2.” – Mindy
“I’ve seen child soldiers in Africa with better manners!” – interviewee
“You cried at a box of girl scout cookies.”
“Danny, a little black girl and a little white girl were petting a horse together. Sorry for being human.” – Mindy
“How do I look?”
“Like a librarian in a porn movie.” – Mindy’s BFF
“This isn’t a wetsuit. This is skinny pants and a fitted shirt.” – Dr. British
“Tattling is what a little-girl does. When a hot woman does it it’s called whistle-blowing.” – Mindy
“Now that I’m in my late-twenties to early-thirties I want to take on more of a leadership role here.” – Mindy
“No one’s really an architect, that’s only a job people have in movies.” – Danny
“Looks like an old sportscaster. Like he died 70 years ago but came back just to date me.” BFF, about Seth
I really enjoyed this episode. I thought it was really strong and I laughed a lot. It rounded out our characters some What did y’all think? I’m hooked.