Although Cambridge’s Mindy Kaling is no longer on “The Office,” her one-liners as Kelly Kapoor remain totally, awesomely memorable (that’s Kelly-speak).
With the show airing its final episode on Thursday, here is our ode to the writer and occasional director, but most importantly, to Kelly Kapoor.
1. She may be the best cheerleader ... ever?
2. She goes to any means to keep her man ... even if it’s telling him she’s pregnant.
3. She does all she can to get what she wants. (In this case, to fit into a size 2 bikini.)
Even if it means swallowing a tape worm.
4. She’ll insert herself in every situation, because, why not? (1 minute and 23 seconds in)
“Ryan used me as an object.”
5. She knows how to be a mean girl.
Even to teenagers.
This girl was really rude to me at the mall, so I created a fake IM account from a hot guy at her high school, and now I'm trying to make her anorexic.
6. And knows how to trash talk. Oh, sorry -- smack talk.
7. And loves rivalries.
I love rivalries. Michael or Jim. Paris or Nicole. Heidi or LC. It's so much fun. But, I guess if I'm really thinking about it and answering your question honestly, I'd have to go with LC. Heidi's a bad friend. And her skin is terrible.
8. Just don’t cross her.
9. Because she means business.
10. She knows herself.
"I talk a lot, so I've learned to just tune myself out."
11. And knows how to have fun.
Fashion show. fashion show. fashion show at lunch.”
12. And how to get her way.
“Ultimatums are key. Basically nobody does anything for me anymore unless I threaten to kill myself. “
13. Her love for pop culture knows no bounds.
She even wants to name her future child after her favorite singers.
Kelly: "What is so stupid about wanting to name a baby Usher?
Usher Jennifer Hudson Kapoor."
Ryan: "Don't you see why that's insane?"
Kelly: "Oh, so I'm crazy now?"
So much so that their news is her news.
They’re closer to her than family.
I never thought about death until Princess Diana died. That was the saddest funeral ever. That and my sister's.
Robert Pattinson: It’s the best present you could give her.
14. Some find her “exotic.”
15. But most of all, the girl has style.
Erin: I really love your outfit.
Kelly: Thank you so much for saying that. I can't believe that Toby thinks this is inappropriate.
Erin: You look like J-Lo.
16. And great taste.
Beyonce; pink the color; Pink the person; hot dogs ... basically, anything that is awesome. Snow cones ...
We'll miss you, mother of Usher Jennifer Hudson Kapoor.
What was your favorite Kelly Kapoor moment? Share in the comments.
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Rachel Raczka is a producer for Lifestyle and Arts & Entertainment at Boston.com.
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Michael Brodeur is the assistant arts editor for the Boston Globe, covering pop music, TV, and nightlife.