Tonight’s episode of The Mindy Project, “Wiener Night,” should have been called “Dr. Castellano The Model.” More on why later, but the man is a hunk. Anyway, the opening bit finds Mindy, aka Petite Asian Woman, on a plane waiting for her dream man to sit next to her. It wasn’t Kevin Smith. Instead, it turns out to be Jason, played by Mad Men's Ben Feldman.
Even Dr. Reed has a man crush on Jason, who is an Arts & Culture writer for some NY newspaper. As she’s holding up his section of the paper, Dr. Castellano snatches it from her, not because he’s jealous, but because his ex-wife is going to have an exhibit of her photography. The problem: the photos are of him naked. Yum!
Next, Mindy is on her date with Culture-Snob who mocks her for liking rom-coms, especially fake Rachel McAdams movies. They smooch outside Mindy’s apartment and she invites him up but, Culture Snob says there’s no future because they have nothing in common. Mindy disagrees because she’s seen Mamma Mia on West End. Even though she’s insulted, she almost re-invites him up when he offers to hook-up while One Direction's movie plays in the background! (Who wouldn’t?)
The next day, Adam Pally's Dr. Prentice invites everyone to Weiner Night. The whole gang, save Beverly—where is she?—go see photos of Dr. Castellano's genitals. Mindy invited Culture Snob. Also in this episode, is Cliff, last week's lawyer. Danny tries to build a case based on his nude pics, Cliff says he has no case because he agreed.
On Weiner Night, Mindy, who thinks the brown M&M stole her look, is freaked out over the gallery! Tamra shows up, to say her lover also took picture of her in a bikini but they were sent to a modeling agency and now she’s “on shampoo bottles in Japan." Um, Mindy, can we get this in a flashback episode!?
Mindy is chatting with Cliff, Danny is getting drunk, and Dr. Reed is flustered over meeting Jason. His “British—we invented culture" line was hilarious. Meantime a video of Christina, Danny’s ex comes on and she reveals her photos have some neon colored, demon themed images over then. Mindy irrupts claiming it’s stupid, not art. And tries to prove a point saying she too could make art my taking a picture of her boobs—which she accidentally instagrams. Once Weiner Night concludes, Culture Snob tries to impress Mindy one more time by singing Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream” accompanied by a ukulele. Cliché, but sweet.
Will Mindy eventually date Cliff? Or Danny? Can Dr. Reed have a man-crush date with Jason? Where was Beverly? Who would win a “Who Wore it Best” contest—Mindy or Mrs. Brown? Am I the only one who thinks Adam Pally isn’t a good fit, he’s trying too hard. Until next week!