Do you have ‘Secretary’s Day’ questions for Mindy?

The Office writer, producer, actor, and now book author Mindy Kaling is taking your questions about last night’s episode. Thank you, Mindy!

This post will close at 11pm Pacific Time tonight, so get your questions in today.

P.S. Make sure your question hasn’t already been asked before posting. Thanks!


  1. Can you tell us more about the scene where Erin throws the cake in Andy’s face? Did she have to do it multiple times? How did he get all the cake off of him, etc? Great Episode.

  2. Did you actually write the song Secretary of Love for Andy, or did you just stop at the name, knowing he wouldn’t get a chance to sing it? If you did write it, is there any chance we’ll get to see it, in a deleted scene, perhaps? Maybe showing a disheartened Andy sadly strumming along on his guitar after Erin lets him go? I love me some Andrew Bernard tunes.

  3. Was it really Darryl’s birthday, or did he just want the chance to make that hysterical ‘numnumnumnumnum’ noise at Kevin? The Office usually makes a big deal about birthdays, so I’d be a little sad if it really were his birthday and we didn’t get to see Michael break out the fluffy fingers to make it a Dinkin Flicka birthday for his favorite warehouse worker.

  4. What was it like having Steve as a director? How was he different from other directors you have worked with?

  5. What was the inspiration behind the breast pump scene between Pam and Meredith? That was one of the funniest scenes!

  6. Is this the end of the Andy/Erin relationship? And will Erin ever find out about Angela cheating on Andy?

  7. Did you write Gabe as a “weak” and/or underminded corporate figure since the Dunder Mifflinites have always had “strong” bosses (ie Jan, Ryan, David, Charles) or was it just for this episode?

  8. Loved the running Cookie Monster joke throughout the episode! Did you have to get permission from the “Sesame Street” people to use/reference their characters?

  9. Great episode, I loved the sweet Jim and Pam scene that paralleled “Money” My question – How is Toby still there if he worked for Dunder Mifflin Corporate?

  10. Hi Mindy! Great episode, and I find Erin so refreshing! My question is about Gabe. What exactly is his title/role, and will he be in the office all of the time? I thought he was just sent to handle the transition but would be going back to Sabre/corporate/wherever he came from. Thanks!

  11. In a recent interview, Ellie Kemper said that she hoped that the reason Erin is becoming increasingly weirder isn’t because the writers think she’s weird. Was she the main inspiration for her character’s quirks? Or did that somehow grow organically as the character grew?

  12. Hello there, Mindy!

    I love your work, I really do. Loved the episode, specially the cookie monster jokes. Also, it’s kind of ironic that on this episode is Michael the one who gets freaked out by Erin’s attitude. Kudos! :)

  13. Oh and (I hope it’s okay if I ask than more than one question), did you brainstorm any other ridiculous characters to speak with Kevin’s voice, or did someone just notice his similarity to Cookie Monster and that inspired the whole bit?

  14. I thought this episode was great…laugh out loud funny. Kevin and Cookie Monster had me laughing so hard. My question is are the writers trying to make Erin seem as weird and dumb as possible? I mean she wasn’t this “odd” in the beginning and now she has transitioned into some brainless oddball.

  15. Hi Mindy! I LOVED this episode! The thing with Erin and her hair floored me. Who came up with that? Any personal inspiration behind that?

  16. Hey Mindy!
    Greetings from Germany, we really love The Office. I have a question about last night’s episode, which was awesome. Will we see more Kevin impressions from others? I laughed sooo hard when he did Gabe. And can we expect more of Dwight’s German? I love it!

    Thank you :)

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