“That show is so inappropriate now”: Mindy Kaling Reveals Why The Office is Still Popular, Claims Series Has a Taboo Notion That Makes it Evergreen

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The Office is considered one of the most iconic TV shows of all time. The American series inspired by the British show of the same name became widely popular after its release. The show is still talked about even after it ended around a decade ago for its unique humor, style, and characters. But the fandom was surprised when one of the main stars of the show, Mindy Kaling revealed her hot take on the series and expressed her thoughts about the offensive nature of the show.

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Mindy Kaling as Kelly Kapoor in The Office

Mindy Kaling is known for her role as Kelly Kapoor in the first eight seasons of The Office. She was presented as a shy customer service representative at the Scranton branch of Dunder Mifflin Paper Company. It was shocking to know that even after spending so much time with the show, Kaling doesn’t want her kids to watch the show.

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Why is Mindy Kaling hesitant to let her kids watch The Office?

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The Office

Even after gaining a mixed response after the first season, the NBC series took no time to gain a widespread fan base with its following seasons. The Dunder Mifflin Paper Company became a household name and eventually Rolling Stone listed The Office in their 2016 list of 100 greatest television shows ever made.

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The show has some remarkable characters such as Steve Carell as Michael Scott, Jim Halpert played by John Krasinski, Rainn Wilson’s Dwight Schrute, and many others. But on the other hand, it is also widely popular for its humor which is often deemed uncomfortable by some fans. Appearing in a recent episode of Good Morning America, the Kelly Kapoor fame spoke about how the show would have been canceled if made today.

Popular actor who was devastated after not getting one of the iconic roles.
Mindy Kaling

As the 43-year-old raised her opinion about the reason for the popularity of the show still today, she claimed it to be “inappropriate” and not suitable for everyone. And according to her, this taboo notion presented by the show is one of the leading reasons why everyone loves it to date.

“That show is so inappropriate now. The writers who I’m still in touch with now, we always talk about how so much of that show we probably couldn’t make now.Tastes have changed and, honestly, what offends people has changed so much now. I think that actually is one of the reasons the show is popular, because people feel like there’s something kind of fearless about it or taboo that it talks about on the show.”

Further, when she was asked if her children would ever watch the show, she revealed that she will never let them watch it, saying-

“I kind of think maybe never.”

Although unfortunately Katherine and Spencer will have to wait now for their mother’s decision to change, Kaling’s The Office co-star John Krasinski is of a different opinion. Krasinski’s wife, Emily Brunt spoke to E! News revealing that both of their daughters have seen some episodes from the show and liked it a lot.


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Mindy Kaling has come a long way from her The Office days

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Mindy Kaling will be the voice of Velma

Along with acting, Mindy Kaling is also an active screenwriter and producer. Besides acting, the Ocean’s 8 actress also wrote, produced, and directed many episodes of The Office. Following the Dunder Mifflin world, as she started to create several different projects, it was understood that she has distanced herself a lot from that kind of humor.

She has been a part of some widely popular shows such as Never Have I Ever and Sex Lives of College Girls. Netflix’s Never Have I Ever is appreciated by everyone for its representation of Indian culture. Among the upcoming projects, Kaling is going to voice the titular character in the Scooby-Doo spin-off series Velma which will be released in 2023.


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On the other hand, Mindy Kaling will also work in the third installment of Legally Blonde and another project starring the Baywatch fame Priyanka Chopra.

All seasons of The Office can be streamed on Peacock.


Source: Good Morning America

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Subham Mandal is currently working as a content writer for FandomWire with an ardent interest in the world of pop culture. He has written more than 1000 articles on different spheres of modern pop culture and is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. He’s also an experienced student journalist having demonstrated work experience with the Times of India. He aspires to be a column writer in the future.