Stephen, Kris and More Stars with Mindy Project Cameos
Just call him Father Stephen. Kaling Tweeted a photo of the new Late Show host – who's enjoying a little down time since signing off from The Colbert Report – in full priest garb (and epic beard) with the caption, "Coming soon to #themindyproject: Father Michael O'Donnell." For those who pray to the church of Colbert, this can only mean good things.
Speaking of people with ties to the Kardashians: The basketball player (oh, perhaps you know him better as Kim's ex-husband?) was a good sport, poking fun at himself in season two when he played a member of Danny Castellano's "Getting Over It Gang," a support group for divorced guys.
Much like the multi-hyphenate Oscar nominee, his Mindy alter ego in the second season, Dr. Leotard, was a man of many talents, including modeling and sex therapy on top of his duties as a gynecologist.
Before settling down with Mindy, Danny embarked on a brief romance with the Girls actress, who very memorably sported an eyepatch during her season-two stint.
They were on The Office together as Ryan and Kelly. They're best friends in real life. They Tweet at each other regularly. But we pretty much can't get enough of these two together, so there was lots of squealing when Novak made a cameo in the debut season as the star's love interest (though he eventually ditched Mindy for his best friend).
The Scandal creator played herself in the current season and some of her character was based on real facts: She did attend Dartmouth. We're unable to confirm, however, if Rhimes regularly attends (and kills at) Dartmouth alumni beer pong tournaments (which is what happened in her episode).
Pace had the unique honor of playing the person who took Mindy's virginity. His season three character, Alex Eakin, returns to the doctor's life and – if it weren't for Danny – could be a regular. Of course, there's another reason he and Mindy didn't get together…
…that other reason being: Chrissy. Or rather, the character Chrissy played, Alex's feisty girlfriend Grace.
Dr. Lahiri spoke for all of us when she said to Olyphant's skater boy character in season two, "My body is very attracted to your body." Of course, it never could have lasted between these two because she added: "But when you speak, my brain gets angry."
Fans finally got to meet Danny's very intense ex-wife, war photographer Christina, played by the actress in season two. We can think of no better star to inhabit the role of the woman who took naked shots of Dr. C.
The director had a little fun at his own expense during his season two appearance on Mindy. On a flight, he sat next to the main character and noted that "chubs like us, we gotta stick together in the sky" – a reference to an incident that took place in 2010 when he was flying Southwest Air.
Channing's real-life leading lady appeared on one episode in season two as Brooke, a pharmaceutical rep, who had a history with the good Dr. Danny. Can we just pause for a second to talk about how Danny has, like, the best taste ever?
It would take a special women to be in a relationship with the Shulman amp Associates nurse (and ex-con) Morgan. And that honor, this season, went to Stiles, who played a very special doctor/hoarder.
Before he joined the cast of another Fox series, Empire, Smollett showed off his comic skills on Mindy's inaugural season during its Christmas episode as Barry Stassen.