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Episode 1.19 : Charlie Curries a Favor from Todd

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TV Info


Episode Premiere

April 07, 2011

Distributor

NBC

Genre

Comedy

Show Period

2010 - 2011

Production Company

Universal Media Studios

Cast and Crew


Director

Kevin Dowling

Screenwriter

Linda Videtti Figueiredo

Main Cast

Synopsis


Rajiv approaches Todd for permission to take two weeks off for his honeymoon with Vimi. When Todd comments that it's going to be a "boneathon," he explains to an offended Rajiv that the term isn't crude. Rather, it indicates that their love is deep, to the bone, and that a marriage isn't a sprint, it's a marathon. Rajiv's honeymoon plans sound far from romantic; they're staying with Rajiv's uncle, who works as a bellhop at a nearby resort. By dressing as the hotel wait staff, Rajiv is hoping that his uncle will be able to sneak them in to the resort during the day. Asha notes that Vimi is going to remember those two weeks forever; he should put in the effort to at least do something romantic. When Asha describes how romantic her honeymoon will be, Rajiv comments that it sounds like a real boneathon.

Charlie and Gupta are playing "pepper roulette," where they spin a tray of chili peppers to decide which one they have to eat. Charlie lands on the hottest pepper, and eats it on behalf of all Americans called too chicken to handle Indian spices. When Todd comments on Charlie's formal suit, we learn that Charlie's company is going under and he has an interview to manage a lingerie call center. Surprisingly, Charlie has a lot of lingerie knowledge; his mom would drink too much and not wear a robe, so he knows what works... and what doesn't.

Outside at the chai stand, Rajiv comments on the owner's two new goats; business must be booming. The owner explains that he got a loan from a website called "Karmic Cash," where people can donate to help out small business owners in other countries. Rajiv notes its brilliance; they finally made white guilt accessible to the whole world. Rajiv plans to take advantage of Karmic Cash, and make a fake business that sounds sad and pathetic to finance his honeymoon.

Todd runs into Charlie outside; apparently his job interview started strong, but went south when he commented on the lingerie his interviewer was probably wearing, then took off his pants to show his own underwear. Charlie notes that there are absolutely no management positions right now, and asks Todd if he has any openings at Mid America Novelties. While Todd initially says no, he eventually caves to pressure and gives Charlie a job at the call center.

Charlie settles in at his new job, decorating his desk with hunting memorabilia including a stuffed dead rabbit, to Madhuri's disgust. He struts around the call center barking orders; it seems Charlie can't not act as a manager, even when Todd asks him to stop. Charlie reminds Todd that he has 20 years of call center experience, and as such he should be respected.

Attempting to portray the most pathetic image possible, Rajiv takes a photo of Gupta as a tiffin delivery boy to send in to Karmic Cash, telling Gupta he has been selected as employee of the month. He then gets a call from Karmic Cash, with news that his application has been accepted. However, they just need to meet him in person to guarantee that this isn't a scam. Rajiv recruits Gupta to cover for him, offering to make him employee of the year instead.

Charlie decides to introduce blow horns into the office to use every time an employee makes a sale. It's the last straw for Todd, and he fires Charlie on the spot, even though it's his birthday. He later finds Charlie drinking alone outside, and apologizes for being so harsh. When he suggests that they go out and celebrate his birthday, Charlie says why bother, he has nothing to celebrate. Charlie just wants to leave a legacy, something to be remembered by.

The representative from Karmic Cash interviews Gupta, the supposed tiffin delivery boy. Everything appears to be going smoothly, and Gupta recites his rehearsed lines as Rajiv watches on anxiously. However, the plan falls apart when interviewer asks Gupta to ride away on his delivery bike; she's curious to see how he manages to balance all of those tiffins on that tiny bike. Gupta tries, but fails repeatedly. Rajiv steps in and attempts to salvage the situation, telling the truth about why he needs the money. The interviewer is touched by his story, but Rajiv blows his chances when he remarks that the honeymoon is going to be a "boneathon."

Todd tells Charlie that he has thought of something he can be remembered by: setting the world record for number of chili peppers eaten. While about to eat his last pepper, Charlie hallucinates himself in the future. He's wealthy, famous, and has a beautiful woman on each arm. He successfully eats the last pepper, and is carried through town by a crowd chanting his name.

Rajiv approaches Todd for permission to take two weeks off for his honeymoon with Vimi. When Todd comments that it's going to be a "boneathon," he explains to an offended Rajiv that the term isn't crude. Rather, it indicates that their love is deep, to the bone, and that a marriage isn't a sprint, it's a marathon. Rajiv's honeymoon plans sound far from romantic; they're staying with Rajiv's uncle, who works as a bellhop at a nearby resort. By dressing as the hotel wait staff, Rajiv is hoping that his uncle will be able to sneak them in to the resort during the day. Asha notes that Vimi is going to remember those two weeks forever; he should put in the effort to at least do something romantic. When Asha describes how romantic her honeymoon will be, Rajiv comments that it sounds like a real boneathon.

Charlie and Gupta are playing "pepper roulette," where they spin a tray of chili peppers to decide which one they have to eat. Charlie lands on the hottest pepper, and eats it on behalf of all Americans called too chicken to handle Indian spices. When Todd comments on Charlie's formal suit, we learn that Charlie's company is going under and he has an interview to manage a lingerie call center. Surprisingly, Charlie has a lot of lingerie knowledge; his mom would drink too much and not wear a robe, so he knows what works... and what doesn't.

Outside at the chai stand, Rajiv comments on the owner's two new goats; business must be booming. The owner explains that he got a loan from a website called "Karmic Cash," where people can donate to help out small business owners in other countries. Rajiv notes its brilliance; they finally made white guilt accessible to the whole world. Rajiv plans to take advantage of Karmic Cash, and make a fake business that sounds sad and pathetic to finance his honeymoon.

Todd runs into Charlie outside; apparently his job interview started strong, but went south when he commented on the lingerie his interviewer was probably wearing, then took off his pants to show his own underwear. Charlie notes that there are absolutely no management positions right now, and asks Todd if he has any openings at Mid America Novelties. While Todd initially says no, he eventually caves to pressure and gives Charlie a job at the call center.

Charlie decides to introduce blow horns into the office to use every time an employee makes a sale. It's the last straw for Todd, and he fires Charlie on the spot, even though it's his birthday. He later finds Charlie drinking alone outside, and apologizes for being so harsh. When he suggests that they go out and celebrate his birthday, Charlie says why bother, he has nothing to celebrate. Charlie just wants to leave a legacy, something to be remembered by.

The representative from Karmic Cash interviews Gupta, the supposed tiffin delivery boy. Everything appears to be going smoothly, and Gupta recites his rehearsed lines as Rajiv watches on anxiously. However, the plan falls apart when interviewer asks Gupta to ride away on his delivery bike; she's curious to see how he manages to balance all of those tiffins on that tiny bike. Gupta tries, but fails repeatedly. Rajiv steps in and attempts to salvage the situation, telling the truth about why he needs the money. The interviewer is touched by his story, but Rajiv blows his chances when he remarks that the honeymoon is going to be a "boneathon."

Todd tells Charlie that he has thought of something he can be remembered by: setting the world record for number of chili peppers eaten. While about to eat his last pepper, Charlie hallucinates himself in the future. He's wealthy, famous, and has a beautiful woman on each arm. He successfully eats the last pepper, and is carried through town by a crowd chanting his name.

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