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Kelly Kapoor : How can someone so beautiful be so sad?
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Feb 20th 2006 edited

Discuss all things Kelly.

Feb 20th 2006

Ooh, I'll start the Kelly love! Her wink to the camera after asking Jan about "second base"? Genius!

Isn't she also the gal who wrote my all-time favorite episode, The Dundies? Double genius!

Feb 21st 2006

She also played Richard Lewis's assistant on Curb Your Enthusiasm this past season... a bright spot in a down year for the series.

Feb 21st 2006

Mindy also wrote The Injury and Hot Girl. Talented girl, she is.

Feb 21st 2006

And for me, she was the one and only bright spot in "40 Year Old Virgin" (okay, loved Steve Carrell too, but couldn't stand the movie!)

Feb 23rd 2006

Aw, I loooved 40YOV. :]

I really do like Kelly. I was kind of confused, because alluva sudden, the creators gave her a ton of character development in like, a 2-episode period, but I like her character, and I hope we see more of her.

(And after reading some casting sides, it looks like we will. :D)

Feb 24th 2006 edited

In the EW article (in the actual magazine) Mindi said that Kelly is the other writers' way of making fun of her, because she sounds like a 13 year-old when she talks. So they made her act like one too.

Feb 25th 2006

Despite her very annoying voice, I have a special place in my heart for Miss Kelly Kapour. She's so adorable in every scene she's in and I'm happy to see her become more involved in the storyline this season. I see Kelly as someone who has a genuine heart, but is very self-conscious and insecure. She wants to be noticed (you can tell by her constantly changing make up and hairstyles) but is just too shy and maybe even a bit socially inept. Still, any girl who is into "basically anything that's awesome" is a sweetheart to me.

Oct 4th 2006 edited

Am I the only one who thought the look Kelly has on her face when she sees Ryan talking to Stanley's daughter was the funniest part of Take Your Daughters to Work Day? I just laugh out loud every time I see it. The resulting scenes, with Stanley threatening Ryan, and Ryan saying it was scary, are fantastic as well.

Oct 13th 2006

I maybe in the minority here, but I hate Kelly Kapur. I started out thinking she was hysterical in season 2, but now she is just annoying. When she talks all I hear are fingernails on a chalk board. Now (after shoving ketchup in Ryan's face and her "fashion show at lunch" chant), everytime I see her on screen I feel like Jim from the carpet episode. She should really join Princess Diana, Stat (Stat means now).

Don't get me wrong, I love Mindy Kailing and think she is beyond talented, but I don't like where they are going with her "over-the-top" character.

Oct 13th 2006 edited

I think Kelly's been great this year. I thought her long pause over Pam's date outfit and the "You look soooo pretty" comment was one of the funniest things any character has ever done. Also liked the screeching over the phone when Pam got her clothes in the mail. A lot of people didn't seem to like the "fashion show at lunch" but it didn't bother me. I like how she is becoming Pam's fun work friend and helping Pam to open up a little. Although her character can be quite annoying, she has a good heart and wants everyone to be happy. I do think that, and this is true of all the secondary characters, moderation is the key.

Hopefully we will see an episode written by Mindy soon, hers are always good.

ETA: Office Tally says the 11/2 episode was written by her and it sounds like it's heavy on Kelly and Ryan/Kelly. (It also sounds hysterical)

Oct 13th 2006

I didn't care much for Kelly's weeping in 'Grief Counseling.' I mean, it seemed a little ridiculous even for her. Imagine if/when Ryan breaks up with her. She'll lose her head. And then Dwight can freeze it.

Oct 13th 2006

Are Mindy Kahling and BJ Novak still dating in real life? It adds a little giggle to the humor for me...

Oct 13th 2006

God, Kelly is more and more annoying. ANd that fucking Diwali ep is gonna have so much stereotyping and even more Kelly.

Oct 13th 2006

I never knew that anyone found her annoying! I LOVE her character-just about everything she says cracks me up (agreed, the pause before "you look so pretty" was great).

Oct 14th 2006

Kelly is supposed to be annoying. Because lets face it, every place has someone like that. Where I work her name is Stacy. And I love how well Mindy plays the character!


Denise

Oct 14th 2006 edited

Where I work her name is Stacy.

Haha! That struck me as very funny.

Also, I love how immediately annoyed Michael gets once he realizes what she is crying about. Kelly not Stacy.

Oct 14th 2006

It's not just that Michael wants people to be sad when they aren't--it must be SUPER annoying to a grown man for a girl to cry for the reason she states. Remember his man crush... I'm sure Michael has some sympathy for Ryan's obvious plight. I don't. Now that he's got a permanent job he should feel secure enough to extract himself. You wonder if Kelly is going to end up as his date for his class reunion! (That'll show 'em!)

Oct 20th 2006

Did anyone else notice last night when Kelly was talking to Michael on the pretzel line and she said, "... but what they were rapping about was cupcakes and the chronicles of narnia... God! Who invented cupcakes, right? I wanna kill them" but Michael isn't paying attention. That reminded me of Milton from Office Space so much, and now I'm a little scared.

Nov 11th 2006

There's been some Kelly discussion over at the Branch Closing thread so I thought I'd move it over here...

The only problem I have with Kelly is how they recreated her midway through S2. The Kelly who slaps Michael in Diversity Day is NOT the Kelly we know now. And the writers know that. They had a laugh about it on the S2 DVD commentary. So for me, I think it started with The Carpet. I thought, what??? Since when is Kelly ditsy???

I'm not really in the love her OR hate her camp... I think she's funny in small to moderate doses and I just wish they would have made the decision that she's a bit chatty and superficial from the beginning.

Nov 11th 2006

I don't think she's a particularly great actress, but she does play her role quite well. I'd say the same for BJ Ryan and Paul Lieberstien. As great as they play their parts, they pale compared to the talents of Steve Carell or Jenna Fischer. It makes me wonder why the show has this writer/actor overlap. Is that common on other shows? Does it save Greg Daniels money to put them in the cast as well as the writer's room? Maybe they feel it enhances the writing through the added perspective.

Nov 11th 2006 edited

I'm not really in the love her OR hate her camp... I think she's funny in small to moderate doses and I just wish they would have made the decision that she's a bit chatty and superficial from the beginning.

Yeah, she's a loaded gun. They handled her well in "Diwali", to my relief (though Mindy wrote it, so I guess she handled herself well), and I thought her "Branch Closing" scenes were great too. But, say, "Fashion show at lunch!" was a bit too much to me; it seemed to cross the line from comically annoying to just plain annoying.

Nov 11th 2006

It makes me wonder why the show has this writer/actor overlap.

i thought maybe since the show is about a documentary which would include everyday people in front of the camera, they could have felt non-actors would add that unpolished authenticity to the show.

i thought about the writers playing the parts when i saw kelley kissing ryan. its kind of weird (today's word for me) watching that scene and remembering they are two of the writers. i wonder if it was all weird ! around the writer's table next day. mindy and bj sitting in a tree...

Nov 11th 2006 edited

The only problem I have with Kelly is how they recreated her midway through S2. The Kelly who slaps Michael in Diversity Day is NOT the Kelly we know now. And the writers know that. They had a laugh about it on the S2 DVD commentary. So for me, I think it started with The Carpet. I thought, what??? Since when is Kelly ditsy???

I totally agree. I've noticed that about most of the actors. The only ones that don't seem to have changed much is Jim, Phyllis, and Oscar. I've noticed that it takes a while to develop a character in many shows. When a show stays on for years, you can usually identify the episodes that were from early on just because the characters are so different. We have also seen changes in their appearances.

My favorite Kelly episode was Valentines Day. Oh, and "fashion show at lunch" makes me cringe. Poor Ryan.

Nov 11th 2006 edited

I said in this thread a month ago that Kelly's been great this year and I still think that. I also think she has a beautiful smile. I don't remember a time she wasn't ditzy. The only times she was on the show in S1 and early in S2 it was too brief to categorize her at all.

Regarding changes in the actors and characters, it's been 2 1/2 years since the show started so they have gained experience and become more comfortable in front of the camera. I think that perspective can be used whether talking about the actors in the real show Greg Daniels is creating, or the Dunder-Mifflin workers in the fake show the fake documentarians are creating.

Nov 11th 2006

I don't think she's a particularly great actress, but she does play her role quite well. I'd say the same for BJ Ryan and Paul Lieberstien.

Yeah Brian, I agree completely. About all 3 of those actors. Also, as much as I enjoy Angela's scenes, I don't place her in the "top actor" category either.

Nov 13th 2006 edited

i thought maybe since the show is about a documentary which would include everyday people in front of the camera, they could have felt non-actors would add that unpolished authenticity to the show.

I just got to this thread, and these are my thoughts as well, ferd. I don't mind seeing a little underwhelming acting talent at times if there is an added sense of reality to the office. I don't think it's just that I know the backgrounds of Phyllis, B.J., Paul & Mindy... they just seem very real on the screen. It's Paul's barely audible comments & Mindy's Valley Girl patter (that I have to rewind several times before understanding) that make them seem very unstudied. Phyllis is the most real character in the show IMO, and not just because of her appearance. She is just totally believable, whether she's announcing happy news or attempting to organize lunch or throwing an unexpected zinger. I'm very glad they've (Greg has) gone this route rather than choosing experienced actors for all the roles.

also: the Kelly/Ryan hug & emotions were totally believable...you could see the warmth between them, and that they've been in that position (actually & figuratively) IRL.

Nov 13th 2006

I was listening to that interview with Greg Daniels and Mindy Kaling on Fresh Air (in podcast form) and they addressed the issue of nonprofessional actors. Apparently, her mother and Jim's mother work at the same hospital, and they've pulled lots of non-actors as extras from that circle. She pointed out that ordinary people--especially ordinary people who aren't used to having cameras follow them around for two years--don't come across well on any documentary, and both Daniels and Kaling agreed that it added to rather than detracted from the realism of the show. Pam and Jim and Michael and Dwight are ordinary people who have learned some camera skills; Toby and Kelly and the others could legitimately still feel awkward in front of the screen. I totally buy it, but then I don't usually think about production issues when I am watching a story. I can only concentrate on one dramatic element at a time.

Nov 13th 2006

I'd say the same for BJ Ryan

The Blue Jays' closer? Yeah, he performs well on camera. :)

Nov 13th 2006

BJ Ryan

ha! I didn't catch that.

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