Season 1 Episode 17

Todd's Holi War

Aired Thursday 10:30 PM Mar 17, 2011 on NBC
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Episode Summary

Amidst a stifling heat wave, the call center loses its air conditioning and Todd discovers that Golobcom has diverted all the cool air to their offices. When Globocom's manager refuses to share the A/C, Todd, Charlie and Manmeet take matters into their own hands. Meanwhile, with the nation celebrating Holi, Rajiv tries to come up with a creative way to propose to Vimi during her favorite holiday, but things do not go according to plan.


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  • that's how you do it in India, yeah baby

    to me this is the best episode of outsourced it was fun and entertaining from the beginning till the end. "its holi time". i was exposed to the Indian culture and i can find the how close show is to reality. its not stereotype when its true. the show has potential. it give us the bright side of a culture that a lot of people don't know much about. learn what is offensive to them and whats not. plus i this show is educational too. the show can teach the world how to be respectful of the Indian culture without judging it with no knowing of its meaning.moreless
  • Outsourced is the Best!

    I think this show is hilarious. There is a lot of hidden humour too that I find myself rewinding and re-listening to. I don't find it offensive at all..I think that concept is just the backround that sets the stage. The characters are funny. There are some times you roll your eyes over something Gupta says etc..but it's all apart of the show. I think Todd can be a bit boring..BUT I think he also sets the stage for the more stronger characters like Rajiv and Charlie. I Hope this show lasts because it truly is a welcomed humourous break from a stressful day at work.moreless
  • Its Holi Time...

    This by far was the best episode of this brillient Series. It eclipsed the movie version of the theme by miles. It was a perfect blend of Culture and comedy and Madhuri was just outstanding.

    They dynamic of Tod, Manmeet and Charlie was at its best and further episode that can show them in this light will not only help in braeking real life cultural barriers but it will make the show more exciting.

    The supporting cast, especially Gupta, delivered again and the armbush was just a slice of hevean. The action movies homage was just great and it reminded me of the episode "Modern Warfare from Community".

    It was a truely genius episode and I hope they can keep doing episodes of this nature that just shows the team having fun, It doesnt always have to be about a message, just having fun sometimes will surely make this show last longer.moreless
Ravi Patel

Ravi Patel


Guest Star

Samrat Chakrabarti

Samrat Chakrabarti

Sanjeev Patel

Guest Star

Noureen DeWulf

Noureen DeWulf


Guest Star

Thushari Jayasekera

Thushari Jayasekera


Recurring Role

Guru Singh

Guru Singh


Recurring Role

Sharmila Devar

Sharmila Devar


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • There is a dedication at the end of the show:

      In Memory of My Sister
      Christine "CT" Nelli

      The dedication is likely to the sister of Executive Producer Victor Nelli Jr., who also directed this episode.

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Manmeet: Todd, the computers are frozen. There was an hourglass, but now there's a frowny face.
      Todd: Is a frowny face worse than an hourglass?
      Manmeet: Who knows, there's no logic, man. It's like your game Rock, Paper, Scissors, where paper miraculously defeats rock.
      Todd: No, Manmeet, paper covers rock. It's like, ... you know what, I'm not having this conversation again. I'm going to have to call tech support.
      Manmeet: OK, I mean, If you had a choice between paper and rocks, whoever heard of an angry mob wielding paper? Unless the paper was on fire. Yeah, even then, just hit them with the rocks.

    • Rajiv: (trying to think of creative ways to propose to Vimi) The sun is going down, we take a walk on the beach, I pretend to notice a bottle washed ashore.
      Todd: The note inside says: Will you marry me?
      Rajiv: We meet for champagne.
      Todd: The ring is the glass.
      Rajiv: I buy her her favorite chocolates.
      Todd: The ring is inside.
      Rajiv: Dammit!

    • Vimi: What's going on?
      Rajiv: I wanted to surprise you. I'm supposed to be in my suit and on a white horse. Please, pretend this night never happened and I will surprise you some other time. You deserve a special proposal.
      Vimi: Rajiv, you're half-naked, covered in colored powder standing in my front yard. (smiles) This will be a great story for our kids.
      Rajiv: Kids? Is that a yes?
      Vimi: Yes yes to what? You haven't asked me anything yet!

  • NOTES (4)

    • Music
      Rang Barse Bheege Chunarwali (Amitabh Bachchan & Chorus)
      Nachna Main Nachna (Babbu Mann)
      Yaara Yaara (Alka Yagnik & Udit Narayan)
      Dum Dum De (Daler Mehndi)
      Lak Hildaa (Panjabi By Nature)
      Aghimone Bholse (Ujjian, Chorus, Maani)
      Gereh Kad Dee (Panjabi By Nature)
      Hashar (Babbu Mann)
      Aaja Aaja Ni (Midland DJs & DJ Anil)
      Badmash Launde (Blasted Mix) (Monty & Sajid Wajid)
      Modha Mitran Da (Surjit Khan)
      Do Cheeza Jat (Pammi Bai)
      Satara (Deben Bhattcharya)
      Race Saanson Ki (Pritam)
      Love Will Keep Us Together (Captain & Tennille)
      Maya (Vishal-Shekhar & Sanjay Dutt)

    • The song Rajiv sings is Love Will Keep Us Together written by Neil Sedaka and Howard Greenfield in 1973 and made popular by the 1975 cover version sung by The Captain & Tennille.

    • Although credited, Pippa Black (Tonya) does not appear in this episode.

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: March 17, 2011 on Global
      Czech Republic: December 28, 2011 on Prima COOL


    • Some demon king wanted his son to take over the demon family business, I don't know. Bottom line is, it's a big celebration. Everybody pelts each other with color so we all look the in a big show of brotherhood.

      Charlie is referring to the Hindu holiday of Holi - the festival of colors - which celebrated on Sunday, March 20th, three days after this episode aired. Holi is the second most important festival of India after Diwali. The holiday is indeed celebrated by people throwing colored powder and water at each other.

      One of the legends behind the holiday is that the demon-king Hiranyakashipu became arrogant and demanded that people start worshiping him. Despite this, his son Prince Prahlad remained a devotee of Lord Vishnu. After failing in a series of attempts to kill his son, he asked his sister Holika to take Prahlad in her lap and enter a blazing fire. Holika had earned a boon to remain unburned even inside fire and she did her brother's bidding. Prahlada also readily accepted his father's orders, and prayed to Vishnu to keep him safe. When the fire started, everyone watched in amazement as Holika burnt to death, while Prahlada survived unharmed. The burning of Holika is celebrated as Holi and the celebrations officially usher in spring, the celebrated season of love.

    • Rock, Paper, Scissors
      Manmeet is referring to the famous hand game in which paper covers rock, rock blunts or breaks scissors and scissors cut paper.