Mindy Kaling visits the OfficeTally Chat Room

Mindy Kaling: Oh god, I hope that was okay to say. Oh well. Too late now.
Mindy Kaling: She’s the best. I loved when she worked back in the annex.
Skillet86: haha, we won’t tell, don’t worry ;)
Mindy Kaling: And Steve just adores her.
dcs120: How many episodes will she be doing? Or can you not say?
Mindy Kaling: definitely one this season!

MNFan: You can edit the transcript, right Tanster? :)
tanster: i’ll put a ‘spoiler’ tag on it ;)

kalsop: Mindy, are you working on any other projects at the moment?
Mindy Kaling: I am! Brent and I finishing up a movie. (Brent Forrester, crazy Brent Forrester)
limonada: Any details?
The Fire Gal: Ooh, a movie? Do tell!
jims_penguin: ohh that’s great!
Mindy Kaling: a female centric romantic comedy
tanster: awesome!

Mindy Kaling: is this a cool outfit you guys
Mindy Kaling: oh, can’t paste the link!
tanster: i think you can try dragging and dropping
tanster: yeah, macs are weird in chat

[Postscript: here are the shorts Mindy was talking about. Hot or not?]

Mindy Kaling: oh well. it was black taffeta shorts and boots. Couldn’t tell if it was skanky or not. I’ll just ask BJ
Mindy Kaling: BJ is good at fashion.
tanster: you’ll have to post about it on your blog!
Mindy Kaling: I think I should head back to the room, now! AhhH!!
Mindy Kaling: We’re having a late night.
Mindy Kaling: People choose bad dinner places.

tanster: ok we’re at 6pm now, so i can’t let you go without asking this:
sorano916: Any spoilers or teases that you can give us for the rest of the season?
Mindy Kaling: yes, i can. let me think.
Mindy Kaling: Are there areas people want a tease?
limonada: Everywhere
Denise (ddker): we;ll take anything we can get!
Teheheman: All of em
Mindy Kaling: If you liked the Pam-Michael dynamic of LC1 and 2, you are gonna be happy with the spring’s episodes

tanster: awww
Mindy Kaling: Jenna has some GREAT comedy stuff. She is on fire.
Mindy Kaling: And the return of Ryan is spectacular and strange as well.

tanster: on that note, i want to thank mindy SO much for coming in and chatting with us tonight!
Mindy Kaling: Thanks you guys. I loved chatting! and go to shopbop and look at those marc jacobs black shorts and heels and tell me if you think they are hot or weird.
[Action] tanster: leads room in a-w-e, clap clap s-o-m-e chant
aklarkin: Aw I can’t wait!! Thank you so much for being here tonight!
Mindy Kaling: xoxo
Cal: You are awesome!
jims_penguin: *applause*
Denise (ddker): thanks for stopping by mindy! my cat has been watching the chat as well by sitting on my lap ;)

The Fire Gal: Say hi to the other writers for us! =D
Mindy Kaling: I will. but i will tell them you like me the most.

Skillet86: thank you Mindy!
limonada: The fans adore you guys for taking time out to talk to us, so thank you so much!
Mindy Kaling: my pleasure.

ruby: thanks!
apollo: thank you for chatting Mindy!

tanster: thank you mindy! i should have a transcript posted later tonight
aklarkin: You rock, Mindy!
blingram81: Thankyou!!!! :)
jims_penguin: it was a blast talking to you!
Amee: Thanks so much, Mindy!
Sidakin: Thanks Mindy
Siress: thank you!
Jaime: Thank you, Mindy!
tanster: thanks everyone!


  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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