Mindy Kaling: ‘The Office’ Would Be Too ‘Taboo’ And ‘Inappropriate’ To Air Today

Mindy Kaling doesn’t think “The Office” will resonate with today’s mature audiences in the same way — and not just because more people are choosing to work remotely.

Kaling, who writes and stars for the beloved series, appeared on “Good Morning America.”” last week, and the conversation quickly turned to “The Office” and how the show, which aired its finale in 2013, has gained “a whole new generation of fans” since being available on Peacock.

In 2006
A cast photo of “The Office” in 2006.

In response, the “Sex Lives of College Girls” and “Never Have I Ever” producer said she would “never” introduce her children to “The Office,” saying it’s “too inappropriate now.”

“The writers that I’m still in touch with, we always talk about how much of that show we couldn’t make anymore,” Kaling said. “Tastes have changed, and honestly what offends people has changed a lot. I think that’s one of the reasons the show is so popular, because people think there’s something fearless or taboo about what he talks about on the show.”

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“The Mindy Project” star and producer admitted that her kids might want to watch “The Office” when they’re teenagers.

“It seems like a 15-year-old boy is the biggest fan of ‘The Office’ right now,” she said.

Early in the interview, when Kaling was asked what her “The Office” character — the shallow and pop-culture-obsessed Kelly Kapoor — would be doing today, Kaling replied:

Kaling as Kelly Kapoor on “The Office”.

Kalinga’s opinion has some merit.

“The Office”, the American adaptation of the British TV series of the same name, ran for 9 seasons on NBC from 2005 to 2013. During its tenure, the show aired episodes that could keep fans of the show riveted when they aired. Today it includes racist and fat jokes as loopers pointed out in 2020.

Still, despite some scenes and jokes that have aged well, the show remains hugely popular. Soon after its run on NBC ended, it became available on Netflix and remained one of its most-watched shows until the early 2020s..

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