Outsourced

Season 1 Episode 2

The Measure of a Manmeet

2
Aired Thursday 10:30 PM Sep 30, 2010 on NBC
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Episode Summary

Todd reluctantly start to do the employees evaluations, and the staff gets very nervious about their jobs. After Todd's boss Jerry sees the sales numbers, he tells Todd to fire someone from his team. Unwilling to fire someone, Todd creates a plan to save everyone's job.

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  • Todd performs the first round of employee evaluations and finds out he has to let someone go.

    4.0
    I've been following Outsourced since the extended trailer first premiered a few months ago. I really wanted to like this show and had high hopes for it because the trailer was pretty funny. I don't find the humour offensive or racist at all and was prepared to like it. Unfortunately, I just don't find this show funny at all. Tonight's episode is a good example. There were a few low chuckle moments, but it's mostly just trying to milk cultural differences for cheap laughs without there being any sophistication to the jokes at all. I've seen good Indian humour, i.e. Russell Peters, so I know it can be done. I guess that's what makes Outsourced just seem so poor in comparison.



    I commend them for trying to make the show work, which is why I'm not giving this a zero. But it's not very funny and the characters aren't particularly likeable. I think this show will only last a few more episodes before the plug gets pulled. Although it is NBC and they've made stranger decisions before.moreless
  • i loved this episode haha

    10
    This show is so funny! I really enjoy watching it but the only thing is, is that it will get boring to me soon like "Sons of Tucson". Unless it gets a lot better! "Sons of Tucson" was funny yet very boring but enough about that show. They had a good plot to the show Outsourced. I liked the beginning with the deer scaring everyone and making that one indian lady screams very quietly. I like the stereotypical jokes because even though it is bad to do, it's freakin America haha. The only funny flaw in this episode was when Manmeet gave Todd that Burger king hamburger but he thought it was so bad he through up in a bag, but soon you see the bag and there is no barf in there hahahamoreless
Jill Talley

Jill Talley

Wanda

Guest Star

Molly Kidder

Molly Kidder

Jenny

Guest Star

Alyson Reed

Alyson Reed

Sandy

Guest Star

Surina Jindal

Surina Jindal

Gupreet

Recurring Role

Guru Singh

Guru Singh

Ajeet

Recurring Role

Thushari Jayasekera

Thushari Jayasekera

Pinky

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Manmeet: You really miss eating meat?
      Todd: Oh, you don't understand this because you're a vegetarian, but barbeque is like a religion to us back in Kansas. I mean babies don't suck on pacifiers, they suck on ribs.

    • Manmeet: Todd, I think if I took a job in another country, I'd be excited to try all the new kinds of food.
      Todd: Oh yeah, sure, but after a while you'd start missing all your favorite Indian food. You know, the yellow goopy stuff and the red goopy stuff and the brown lumpy stuff and all your goopies and lumpies would be gone.
      Manmeet: Now you're making me hungry, man.

    • Todd: Oh, hey, Jerry wants us to employee evaluations.
      Rajiv: Wonderful, sir, I'll bring the tissues for the tears that will follow our reviews.
      Todd: Rajiv, no one will be crying.
      Rajiv: Well, if you do it right...
      Todd: You know, I think I'm just going to do it by myself.
      Rajiv: Just remember, sir, fear is the best motivator. Sometimes I think shame, but mostly fear.
      Todd: If they ever build another Death Star, there's a Captain's chair with your name on it.
      Rajiv: Is that a management position?

  • NOTES (2)

    • Music
      Raat Ke Dhai Baje (Kaminey)
      Raga Pahari (Baluji Shrivastav)
      Bandagi (Dhruv Ghanekar)
      Bholi Si Surat (Udit Narayan)
      Vote For Chintuji (Remix) (DJ Sanj)
      Bhangra Paun De (Babbu Maan)
      Girl-U-Want Bollywood mix (DEVO Sutra)
      Behka [Remix] (Ghajini)
      Boli (Panjabi By Nature)

    • Original International Airdates:
      Canada: September 30, 2010 on Global
      Czech Republic: December 24, 2011 on Prima COOL

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • The title is a play on the phrase The Measure of a Man. Among other things, it is the title of the Sidney Poitier's Autobiography, a Martin Luther King paperback and a book by Gene Getz.

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