Mindy Kaling visits the OfficeTally Chat Room

Mindy Kaling: shopbop.com is my favorite site with the best sales
Mindy Kaling: and no, they don’t pay me to say that
aklarkin: I love her clothes!
Mindy Kaling: her clothes are adorable!
ChillisBannedMe: Your blog is AMAZING….. I actually sent out your holiday list as a link to my family and just said “anything here for these exact reasons” PLEASE keep shopping/writing!!!
Mindy Kaling: Chillis… I totally will. Just for you.
Mindy Kaling: Thank you!!

[Postscript: Mindy’s got an awesome shopping/fashion blog called Things I Bought That I Love.]

Mindy Kaling: Okay, Pam though.
Mindy Kaling: Yes, Pam is hard because unlike almost EVERY other character, she actually is growing and changing

andirr: Speaking of your blog, i just wanted to say thanks for keeping it up and having good taste! I used to be a personal assistant for a celebrity, and i used to get ideas from there for gifts for some of his friends, etc…
kalsop: I saw Samantha Ronson wearing the cardigans you blogged about!
Mindy Kaling: (andirr!! that is so cool! Which celebrity? Robert Pattison? I knew it. I KNEW HE AND I WERE MEANT FOR EACH OTHER!)
Kate: I met him once! Before twilight – so handsome!
Mindy Kaling: Wasn’t it funny how he ALWAYS looks like a vampire, no matter where he is?
EarlyWorm: LOL. he so does!

sorano916: Hey, Mindy! Who was wearing the best/worst at the Oscars, in your opinion?
jinx: Who got the Mindy Kaling gold star at the Oscars?
Mindy Kaling: Oh, Natalie Portman for sure
Mindy Kaling: Tina looked amazing too. I emailed her about it. Hasn’t gotten back to me yet…must be really busy today.
Mindy Kaling: Tina is the perfect example of Cinderella Fashion Genius
Mindy Kaling: She mostly wears navy or black, and then BAM when it counts, at the Oscars, she rocks iridescent silver.

Cal: Who do you think was the worst dressed?
Mindy Kaling: Hmm. Well, I try not to hate on people’s dresses because I get hurt when people are mean to mine…but I wasn’t that into Sophia Loren’s dress
Mindy Kaling: but that’s not like, news to anyone

sorano916: Kelly has been wearing some interesting tops this season. Do you help in the picking things out for her?
Mindy Kaling: I have no say in what Kelly wears, but it’s funny. I look at the brands sometimes and the weird little blouse I’m wearing is like, Nanette Lepore or Marc by Marc Jacobs.
Mindy Kaling: I think it’s because in HD you need the color quality of higher-end garments, as weird as that sounds.
Mindy Kaling: I’m so sorry, I’ve gone totally off topic into fashion
Mindy Kaling: I could talk about clothes all day
Kate: makes sense though
sorano916: LOL.
andirr: Wow… nice taste kelly!

tanster: no worries! so your answer about pam prompted a few questions about jim:
jennifer1111: Jim seems to have more interest in his job but he certainly seems less happy. I worry about him! :-)
kalsop: Mindy, you talked about Pam growing and changing… but what about Jim? He seems a bit stuck in a rut. What’s happening!?
Cal: Willl we see more growth/change in Jim?

Mindy Kaling: It’s funny with Jim
Mindy Kaling: I sometimes worry, like, is it sad that he STILL pulls pranks after what, like, 7 years of working here?
jennifer1111: No! We love the pranks!
Mindy Kaling: And he has so much more responsibilities now, with his house and fiancee
Mindy Kaling: oh, we’ll never get rid of pranks
sorano916: The pranks have changed… they’re not as bad like the bloody glove.
jennifer1111: Yes. He’s definitely More Serious Jim.
Mindy Kaling: but just how funny are those new responsibilities, you know?
Cal: yeah

Mindy Kaling: Like, I would die if the show became a drama about Jim and Pam’s marital foibles
ChillisBannedMe: call back pranks are awesome – like the ruler between the desk? that was pretty priceless
sarahco17: me too
Kenna: I would die too
sarahco17: please dont let that happen
Mindy Kaling: I won’t!
aklarkin: That would ruin the dynamic of the office!
sarahco17: thanks :)

Mindy Kaling: He is more serious. He has some really really funny stuff with Idris though this spring
jennifer1111: The responsibilities are funny when Dwight sabotages them.
Teheheman: I kinda find it funny that Jim pranks are more thought provoking and Dwight pranks are about physical harm
Mindy Kaling: I like when Jim — usually the cool character — fails or messes up


  1. Was that fun to read or what??!! Thanks so much for transcribing that awesome chat, Tanster. So wonderful! I love Mindy Kaling’s writing, and her voice and humor really shine in the episodes she writes. I’d seriously be excited to read her grocery shopping list, I’m sure it would make me laugh. It’s so sweet how generous she is to stop by and say hi to us fans. Many thanks!

  2. Thanks for coming in, Mindy! I’m always up for some good fashion talk, lol.

    As for the shorts, hot. What Cat Woman would wear shopping for groceries.

  3. One of the best celeb chats ever….. haha i felt bad for the guys in the room though! We got pretty girlie in there pretty quick!

    My computer had issues halfway through so THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for the transcript!!(although I have almost gotten caught reading it twice now at work instead of actually working. haha)

    Mindy Kaling complimenting your screen name = priceless

  4. funner than a fashion show at lunch

    mindy you are so sweet for talking to us fans

    the transcript was so funny!

  5. Thank you so much! I love that Mindy writes like she thinks and talks, which cracks me up. Those shorts with heels are weird – definitely NOT hot. They look unnatural and I don’t like the style of either of them. Save your money Mindy and thank you for being awesome!

  6. It never ceases to amaze me that The Office’s cast and writers come in here to chat. specially since mindy was still at WORK! we are the luckiest fans ever.

  7. Mindy, those shorts are hawt :) I love love love them and can’t wait to hear more about the stuff you buy! Keep up the awesome work on The Office and thank you for giving fans a better look at one of the best shows on television.

    Thanks, Tanster, for the transcript and for being awesome. This job is tough, but you make it look so easy :)

    [from tanster: my pleasure! :) ]

  8. Mindy is so sweet! She seems so funny and down-to-earth.

    If you ever see this, Mindy, THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!

  9. I LOVE MINDY. Wow. She’s so much fun and an awesome writer. Her episodes are always some of the most hilarious through the course of a season. And how cool is it to have Idris Elba on the show? Stringer Bell was pretty much my favorite character on The Wire and that is the only show other than Arrested Development that I’ve watched as religiously as I do with The Office. Aahh, I’m so excited!!

  10. I’ve been thinking about those shorts….. I know. It’s an annoying work day. Clothes are so much more fun to think about.

    I LOVE the shoes… but I feel the shorts need to be a different material. Cute look though.

  11. Thanks for getting the transcript up so quickly Tanster! (I missed the chat by probably about 10-15 minutes :P).

    Leesa- Me too! I’ve been hoping for her to come back ever since she left.

  12. I’m sad I missed this! Thanks for transcribing it Tanster, as always you are THE BEST!

    And love the little tid-bits you threw in there Mindy about what to look forward to with the show coming up this spring. (YEAH AMY RYAN! CAN’T WAIT!!)
    Thanks for chatting Mindy, if you read this, I think you are awesome and thanks for doing this for your fans!!!

  13. Ryan and Kelly getting married? Yes please! I hope she wasn’t just joking, I always thought that would be funny.

  14. yay! Thanks Mindy for the awesome chat and spoilers! Idris–YOWZA! So jealous.
    I agree with Mindy about Jim buying the house, my man would be sleeping in that house alone haha.
    I can’t wait to see what Pam has in store for us in the upcoming episodes. Also great to hear Ryan is coming back. Ack! why does there have to be reruns?:(

  15. That looks like so much fun! Can someone please tell me how I can create an account? Every time I try to click on the create an account link on the chat it never works.

  16. I’m so sorry I missed this live but I’m thrilled to read the transcript. Major big thanks to Mindy and Tanster; this was awesome!

    The Office writers are so nice to us fans…

  17. I was about to go to bed when I thought “I haven’t checked OT all day…I’ll just click on over there real quick”. And there’s this! Totally made my night! Mindy is so awesome(also, whenever I type “mindy” into my iPhone it changes it to “money”, which, although annoying, is actually quite appropriate LOL)

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