Mindy Kaling: Divine Comedian

Cambridge’s Mindy Kaling on ethnic white people, weather denial, and smelling Matt Damon.

The Mindy Project’s Top Boston Lines

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Photograph courtesy of Isabella Vosmikova/NBC

MINDY (IN A BOSTON ACCENT): Hey don’t be a smartass! First you give me a heart attack—(CATCHES HERSELF, NORMAL ACCENT) Dammit, Rishi! You know how long it took me to get rid of that Boston accent? Wicked long, you fartknocker!

Mindy’s Brother (Season 1, Episode 10)

MINDY TO CASEY: You know I told my dad I’d get married somewhere on the Freedom Trail. He’s a huge Revolutionary War buff, and he loves Boston. Oh man, and we’re going to have to fly in all my extended family from India.

—All My Problems Solved Forever (Season 2, Episode 1)

MORGAN TO MINDY: Dr. L! I got your favorite doughnut—Boston cream with bacon shavings.

—Mindy Lahiri Is a Racist (Season 2, Episode 9)

MINDY: Do not yell at me. I do not respond well to anger. That’s why I can’t date any guy from Boston.

—Danny Castellano Is My Personal Trainer (Season 2, Episode 12)

CLIFF (AS HE TAKES DANNY’S CHAIR FROM YANKEE STADIUM: I’m gonna go take this Yankee seat and light it on fire. I’m a Red Sox fan.

—Crimes & Misdemeanors & Ex-Boyfriends (Season 3, Episode 3)

NEEPA: I’m Neepa. From Gwalior. Where are you from?

MINDY: Boston, baby! Home of the Freedom Trail…and Tom Brady’s penis.

—Stanford (Season 3, Episode 12)