There was no bigger fan of Happy Endings than LA TV Insider Examiner. Seriously, challenge me on quotes, trivia, or ask to see my official Mandonna poster! And one of the things that I loved most about that ABC comedy was that it introduced me to Adam Pally. While I was insanely sad to see that show go after its third season, the silver lining was that Pally went over to FOX' The Mindy Project, another one of my favorite comedies. And now we have our first look at him in the episode "Music Festival."
Though this is Pally's first episode, it should be noted that it is one in which he really doesn't get to interact too much with the main OB/GYN gang. True to the hyper-speed of the plots this season, there are a lot of things going on here! After the "other" Dr. L (James Franco) leaves the practice and therefore leaves the group in the lurch, Pally's character Peter comes in to drop off his resume. He makes a pretty bad first impression with Mindy (Mindy Kaling) by assuming she's a nurse or receptionist and then laughing at the notion she's actually a doctor at the practice. Don't assume it's the haircut that makes her look so youthful; this episode takes place a few weeks after the first two of the season, so her hair has grown out to a cute shoulder length. Anyway, his interview goes the way of Morgan's (Ike Barinholtz), but yet he ends up getting hired anyway-- again, just like Morgan.
The rest of Pally's debut episode sees him stepping in to help Jeremy (Ed Weeks) when the rest of the group heads out to a music festival to see Casey (guest star Anders Holm) in his DJing debut. That's right, Mindy's pastor boyfriend thinks he has found a new calling in life, and he drags them all along.
Pally gets to really find his place in the group in his second episode, "Magic Morgan", though, and clearly it's a good fit because he has been bumped up from guest star to series regular.
"Music Festival" also sees the band The National guest star, while "Magic Morgan" sees It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia's Glenn Howerton, too. We have first looks of them in the slideshow above, as well.
The Mindy Project airs on FOX on Tuesday nights at 9:30 p.m. "Music Festival" airs on October 1 2013. "Magic Morgan" airs on October 8 2013.
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