When When Harry Met Sally Met The Mindy Project

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Dec. 11 2013 11:48 AM

When When Harry Met Sally Met The Mindy Project

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Harry and Sally. Not pictured: Mindy and Danny.

Photo by © 1989 Twentieth Century Fox

Right from the pilot, The Mindy Project established its protagonist, Mindy Lahiri (played by creator and star Mindy Kaling) as a lover of movies like You’ve Got Mail, Notting Hill, and When Harry Met Sally, and the show has frequently acknowledged its debt to the rom-com genre, both through familiar tropes (love triangles, mistaken identities, and so on) and direct references.

When Harry Met Sally has had an especially significant influence on the show, as this fan-made video demonstrates. With highly appropriate accompaniment from “I Need My Girl” by The National, YouTube user thedandelionprod highlights the many parallels between Harry and Sally and Danny and Mindy. Enjoy.

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Aisha Harris is a Slate staff writer.

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