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Episode 1.07 : Truly, Madly, Pradeeply

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TV Info


Episode Premiere

November 04, 2010

Distributor

NBC

Genre

Comedy

Show Period

2010 - 2011

Production Company

Universal Media Studios

Cast and Crew


Director

Victor Nelli, Jr.

Screenwriter

Michael Loftus

Main Cast

Synopsis


Manmeet and Gupta are enjoying the latest product sample shipment: water pistols. As they reminisce about their childhoods, they find a slingshot-style water balloon launcher. They're unsure what it is, but Charlie happens by and explains it straddles the line between toy and weapon - like a .22 rifle. They take it to the street and begin a watery aerial assault. They're having great fun, until Charlie misfires a balloon and takes it full-on in the crotch.

Todd finds Charlie on the street, excited to tell him the news: he kissed Asha! But Charlie already knows. He plays Todd's drunken phone messages back for him. Rajiv comes barreling through in pursuit of Gupta, whom he spies partaking of "paan" - an addictive tobacco mixture sold by street vendors. Rajiv tells Todd that Gupta's wasting company time coming out to the street every 10 minutes to spit. Todd confronts Gupta about his habit, but Gupta swallows the paan - and violently vomits shortly thereafter.

Todd walks down the street with his call center team. They explain to Todd how excited they are about the Bollywood sing-along concert for that night. Gupta and Manmeet explain the nature of these shows: movie stars sing along to famous hits from their movies. Madhuri asks Todd if she may leave work early so she can go to the show. Even though she doesn't have a ticket, she wants to go and just feel the vibe.

Manmeet pulls Todd aside with some serious news: he's discovered that Asha is moving ahead with her arranged marriage. He found a folder of would-be suitors on her desk. Todd's confused and hurt, but also inspired. He's going to invent a bio-data form (the resumes that Asha's reviewing) that reflects himself. With the help of Charlie and Manmeet, Todd creates a profile for a fictional candidate, "Pradeep," and notes his light skin, college achievement, athleticism, etc. They print it up. Back in the office, Todd calls Asha up to his desk on a ruse while Manmeet slips the new profile into Asha's folder of husband candidates.

Charlie catches Gupta chewing paan again out on the street and reveals to him that he was once addicted. Quitting was the hardest thing he ever did. Gupta tells of how delicious the paan is. In a matter of moments, Charlie has fallen back into his old habit.

Asha is poring over the resumes, giggling when she sees Todd's "Pradeep" profile. She throws it in the trash. Todd casually sits down next to her, inquiring about her thought process. He fishes Pradeep out of the trash and tries to convince Asha of what a good catch he would be. But she rejects Pradeep: he's too self-centered, trying to brag himself into making an impression instead of revealing who he is inside.

Charlie signals Gupta at his desk with a laser pointer. Will he join him outside for a paan break? They sneak off, only to be caught by an irate Rajiv. In a matter of moments, Rajiv has been sucked into the nasty habit himself. The three of them happily chew their weed and spit on the street.

Manmeet makes a discovery: Asha has thrown her folder of resumes into the trash. He and Todd are convinced that she's given up on the arranged marriage notion, i.e. that Todd's very much in play. Todd's thrilled and announces to Manmeet that it's time that he acts: he's going to make a demonstrative play for Asha. Madhuri overhears them talking. She's a hopeless romantic and has an unbeatable offer for Todd. Asha had given her a ticket for the Bollywood concert tonight; she wants Todd to go instead and sweep Asha off her feet. You're like a real-life Bollywood show, she tells Todd.

Todd arrives at the concert; Asha has no idea he'll be there. But his imagination gets away from him. He dreams about plucking her out of her seat and kissing her passionately in front of the entire audience. His fantasy goes on: Asha summons a royal bed and a Kama Sutra instructor for them. His daydream is broken as an usher jolts him back to reality, directing him to his seat.

Todd surprises Asha, explaining that Madhuri gave him her ticket. He makes an earnest plea for Asha's affection. He knows she threw out all the resumes; they're destined to be together, right? Not exactly. Asha explains that she threw out the folder because she's found someone to marry. As much as she likes Todd and feels a spark with him, she's found someone who wants to marry her. He's crushed but gracious. Back at work, Madhuri feels terrible. She so wanted a Todd and Asha Bollywood love story to play out before her eyes.

Todd joins Gupta, Charlie and Rajiv outside on the street. They're trying to quit the paan habit by taking turns shocking themselves with an electric pen. Seeing that Asha's chosen suitor has just had a beautiful floral bouquet delivered, Todd's crestfallen. He grabs the pen and gives himself a shock. It's time for him to quit cold turkey too.

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