The writers’ rooms of ‘The Mindy Project’ and ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ are currently trying to out-gift each other, and it’s adorable
Mindy Kaling and Ellie Kemper are two of our favorite people in the entire world. We’ve loved them ever since Subtle Sexuality, their quirky girl group on The Office, and love them still as their respective characters Mindy Lahiri and Kimmy Schmidt.
They might be on opposite coasts now, but two are obviously still mega BFFs, supporting each others’ success and rallying behind the other’s TV show. Exhibit A: the epic gift war currently happening between the Mindy Project and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt writers’ rooms.
“About a month ago [Unbreakable showrunners] Tina Fey and Rob Carlock had sent over to our writers some massages, because they knew we had 26 episodes and it was just a really nice thing,” Mindy told E! News. “Obviously Tina and Rob know better than anyone else what that kind of schedule is like, to do that many episodes.”
Naturally, Mindy and her crew couldn’t just leave it at that — they had to send something back. So they sent their east coast friends a puppy party! “I hope the puppies were good,” Mindy continued. “I saw photos from it and I was like, ‘I hope those are puppies and not just small old dogs, so we’ll see.’”
The thank-you gift must have been well-received, because Team Kimmy sent Team Mindy ANOTHER gift — a thank-you-for-saying-thank-you gift, if you will — this time, in the form of an a cappella group. The SoCal VoCals graced the Mindy writers’ room with renditions of both shows’ seriously catch theme songs (while reluctantly giving everyone the finger), taking things to the next level.
Mindy posted a video clip of the performance on Instagram, where she can be seen laughing in shock with her crew. “We are losing the gift war,” she wrote in the caption.
How will Mindy’s team reply? “I think we might just have to bow out at this point and just send them a food truck or something, because I think that was such a fun gift,” she said.
We love the idea of a gift war, and love that the two groups are finding ways to support each others’ shows instead of competing. And, we can’t wait the Mindy Project and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt to come back already!
(Featured image via Netflix.)