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Episode: Parvesh Cheena gets slapped silly on Outsourced--but not by Mr. Media! (Intervie
Podcast: Mr. Media
Veröffentlicht: vor 7 Jahren, am 12.05.2011 um 03:04
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Mr. Media is recorded live before a studio audience of people who may think they can top my Whack-a-Gupta score of 725? in the new new media capitol of the world? St. Petersburg, Florida!

Anisha Nagarajan and Parvesh Cheena
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A few things I learned about ?Gupta,? perhaps the nuttiest sitcom character on network TV in years:

? He can?t drive. Not a bike, not a car.

? He likes to watch. His boss. In bed. Sleeping. Not sleeping.

? He loves the breakroom cookies. Sorry, Madhuri.

? He looks a lot like his glasses-wearing cousin.

? He knows how to wear a giant ear and spy on his bosses.

? And he can break into Bollywood-style song and dance at a moment?s notice.

When ?Outsourced? debuted on NBC last September, I have no doubt that Gupta ? played to perfection by Parvesh Cheena ? was one of the characters that set the tongues of TV critics wagging. He was a stereotype and not a good one at that they thought! But given some space to become a three-dimensional figure, Gupta was discovered to be the essence of sweetness, with a few necessary quirks. He could just as easily have been Kenneth the Page on ?30 Rock? or even Creed on ?The Office.?

Parvesh Cheena, 'Outsourced'
And as the actor playing Gupta, Cheena ? like his goofy, guileless counterparts on other NBC Thursday night shows ? had to let go of all inhibitions. He succeeded magnificently.

Parvesh Cheena Website ? Twitter

PARVESH CHEENA audio excerpt: "I secretly always thought Gupta would one day be with Madhuri in a spinoff: 'Madhuri Tolerates Gupta.' As opposed to 'Joanie Loves Chachi.'" 

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Bob Andelman is the author or co-author of 12 books, including 'The Consulate' with Thomas R. Stutler, 'The Profiler' with Pat Brown, 'Built From Scratch' with the founders of The Home Depot, 'The Profit Zone' with Adrian Slywotzky, 'Mean Business' with Albert J. Dunlap, and 'Will Eisner: A Spirited Life.'

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