I liked this show when it first aired and flagged it on Hulu to watch again when I noticed it. Like in a country where cows are sacred, perhaps you don't order a double cheeseburger. Todd decides to let them leave, and handle the calls himself, while Tonya tries to invite for a few drinks he declines and says he has to work. Last September, Outsourced debuted to a 3. Wondering where the rest of your shows stand? The series centers on the all-American company Mid America Novelties that sells whoopee cushions, foam fingers and wallets made of bacon — and whose call center has suddenly been outsourced to India.
Asha reminds him he is not used to that kind of dirty food and gets sick before the football game. Gupta believes that he will be the one laid off as he incorrectly lip-reads Rajiv and Todd's conversation. He is picked up from the corporate housing by Rajiv, his assistant manager, who is interested in replacing him, and meets the rest of his employees. Gupta misunderstands Todd and volunteers himself as lead. Michael Loftus November 4, 2010 2010-11-04 5. A lone American manages the call center and must explain American popular culture to his employees as he tries to understand Indian culture.
After a few visits to the toilet he is carried out of the office by Charlie to the restaurant with Manmeet. Or as they say in India, Saubhagya. For several episodes, Charlie nurses a crush on Tonya, convinced he has a chance at a relationship despite her obvious disinterest in him romantically. Rajiv assumes managerial control when Todd becomes ill from street food. As time passes, Madhuri opens up, becoming one of the office gossips. Asha spots him, they talk and he eats the street food she just bought. Ready to defend her fellow call center team as well as party with the big boss.
Madhuri, Asha, Charlie, Manmeet and Gupta visit Todd after work to have a tailgating party of their own. Meanwhile, Rajiv struggles to find an original way to propose to his girlfriend. Meanwhile, there is trouble between Gupta and Rajiv when Gupta accuses Rajiv of hitting him. While Todd is gone, Rajiv gets a visit from his future father-in-law and he tries to impress him by posing as the manager. He is currently employed as executive manager.
Michael Loftus May 5, 2011 2011-05-05 3. He does not understand Indian culture and is constantly offending workers unintentionally. Title Directed by Written by Original air date U. Gupta finds himself in financial trouble as a result of him moving out of his parent's house into his own apartment, and must find a way to clear the dues. Todd finds out that the reason why revenue is down is because Manmeet flirts with his customers instead of selling products. He confronts Manmeet, who uses his flirtatiousness to sell more novelties and increasing revenue, so no one needs to be laid off. When Todd is promoted to executive manager, Rajiv is promoted to manager.
Talk about culture shock, and not just for Todd's employees. Episode 10 : Homesick to My Stomach Todd gets homesick watching his friends on webcam do a tailgate party for their football team. Asha spots him, they talk and he eats the street food she just bought. Michael Pennie March 17, 2011 2011-03-17 3. Outsourced is set in a in , India, where an American company has recently its order processing.
Someone calls the company hot-line to file a complaint against Todd. The lengths some of the call centers would go to imitate American accents was funny but a little eye opening too. February 3, 2011 2011-02-03 3. Does funny and awkward things. Because of Todd's unfamiliarity with Indian holidays, Rajiv creates a fake holiday to mess with Todd and get him out of the office. Outsourced was filmed at Radford Studios in , Los Angeles, California.
Rajiv attempts a scam, to get money for his honeymoon. She suggests he put the call center on voicemail, they have sex in the break room table but is caught by Asha; who comes back to the office to help Todd out. The sitcom also stars Anisha Nagarajan, Diedrich Bader, Parvesh Cheena, Pippa Black, Rebecca Hazelwood, Rizwan Manji, and Sacha Dhawan. Kaplan March 24, 2011 2011-03-24 3. Some of the employees deal with harassment from the A-Team.
He is hard-nosed and unapologetic and he aspires to be Todd's replacement whether due to Todd's success or his downfall. She is frequently the voice of reason in the office and plans to pursue an arranged marriage. In the penultimate episode, Tonya breaks up with Todd because he still has feelings for Asha. Charlie gets in trouble for being culturally insensitive. Well, that's exactly what Todd Dempsy must do when he's sent to run the company's call center in India. Meanwhile, Rajiv buys a Sari for his fiancee that gets burned by fireworks and he ends up buying an overpriced sari from Madhuri. Manmeet tries to juggle two online Valentine's Day dates.