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'Mindy Project' Recap: What NOT To Do When Meeting the Parents

Brittany Jones | PopWrapped Author

Brittany Jones

09/25/2014 12:23 am
PopWrapped | Television
'Mindy Project' Recap: What NOT To Do When Meeting the Parents | mindy project
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Not unlike most, this week's episode of The Mindy Project is chock full of laughs and lessons. Now that Mindy and Danny are officially TV's hottest new couple, it's time that they tackle serious relationship milestones: like meeting the parents. We learn that we are meeting Annette Castellano (Cheer's Rhea Perlman) at the same time Mindy does. Mama Castellano barges into Danny's apartment and instantly loves Mindy, but not because she's dating Danny, but because Annette thinks she's Danny's cleaning lady.

Danny reveals that his mother has never liked any of his girlfriends, so he comes up with a plan for Mindy: Either wait it out until Annette dies or let them meet at the wedding, when Mindy's face will be covered in all of her "religious garb," you know, because she's "Orthodox something."

Mindy shows up at Annette's birthday brunch where she executes her plan to get Mama C to like her. The steps are as follows (Results may vary, but take notes):

1. Compliment her.

2. Find common ground, which for Annette, means talking about Castle. 

3. Come bearing gifts (and don't forget about mom's friend).

4. Agree with everything she says. Everything.

The plan was working great...until Mindy tried to defend Danny and ended up making Mama C feel bad about things he's done for her. Later, Mindy finds Mama C at her hotel cleaning job in Staten Island lying on the floor, she helps her out and pops her hip back into place (while Mama C screams about "elder rape"), and then compliments her on how amazing Danny truly is and that she should tell him every now and then. That night, the trio enjoy a nice dinner and everything seems fine and dandy until Mama C catches Mindy "arousing" her son in his bedroom. Awkward.

Slash I'm with Mindy. Who is Bernard King?

The episode didn't just show one relationship problem, but Morgan tries to deal with the fact that Tamra asks Morgan to pee sitting down and then finds out she's allergic to dogs, of which he has 40. Peter tries to help by calling Tamra out on her lies, which aren't really lies. He thrusts a dog into Tamra's arms and there's an allergic reaction. Morgan runs in to stab her with an Epi pen. Tamra lives and Morgan gets to keep his dogs. YAY!

 

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