The BEST Episodes of Outsourced

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jun 19, 2020

Network: NBC

Mid America Novelties sells products like whoopee cushions, foam fingers, and wallets made of bacon. Yes, this is the stuff upon which the American way of life is built, but try explaining that to someone who lives on the other side of the world. Well, that's exactly what Todd Dempsy must do when he's sent to run the company's call center in India. Talk about culture shock, and not just for Todd's employees. While Todd has to teach them how to make the up-sell to the Deluxe Twin Beer Helmet, he's going to have to adapt as well. Like in a country where cows are sacred, perhaps you don't order a double cheeseburger. Wish him luck. Or as they say in India, Saubhagya.

Guess Who's Coming to Delhi

#1 - Guess Who's Coming to Delhi

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired Feb 17, 2011

Todd is worried about how the workers will behave when his boss visits the call center. Charlie gets in trouble for being culturally insensitive.

star 7.89
1,080 votes
Directors: Matt Shakman
Writers: Terry Mulroy
Home for the Diwalidays

#2 - Home for the Diwalidays

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 11, 2010

Todd wonders why everyone is well-dressed and finds out it is Diwali. He asks Management if he can give his employees time off for it and is denied. 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. 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. Meanwhile, Rajiv buys a Sari for his fiancee that gets burned by fireworks and he ends up buying an overpriced sari from Madhuri.

star 7.81
1,175 votes
Directors: Linda Mendoza
Writers: Vera Santamaria
Todd's Holi War

#3 - Todd's Holi War

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired Mar 17, 2011

Todd discovers another company is hogging the air conditioning, leaving Mid-American Novelties to suffer through the heatwave. Meanwhile, Rajiv struggles to find an original way to propose to his girlfriend.

star 7.73
1,308 votes
Writers: Michael Pennie
Take this Punjab and Shove it

#4 - Take this Punjab and Shove it

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired Feb 24, 2011

When an employee quits, Todd jumps on the opportunity to hire someone new, only to have his recruit poached by someone close to him. 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.

star 7.70
1,136 votes
Directors: Dennie Gordon
Writers: Robert Borden
Rajiv Ties the Baraat (2)

#5 - Rajiv Ties the Baraat (2)

Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired May 12, 2011

Rajiv worries the wedding may be called off, then considers doing so himself; Manmeet is not on the same relationship page as his girlfriend.

star 7.64
982 votes
Writers: Charlie Hornsby, Vera Santamaria
Temporary Monsanity

#6 - Temporary Monsanity

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 18, 2010

Todd pressures the employees in attempt to win the Black Friday sales competition. Charlie challenges Gupta and Manmeet to a game of laser tag.

star 7.64
1,199 votes
Directors: Reginald Hudlin
Writers: Laura Gutin

#7 - Bolloween

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 28, 2010

Todd explains Halloween to the employees, and throws a party to get closer to Asha.

star 7.64
1,237 votes
Directors: Michael Lehmann
Writers: Patrick Walsh, Sonny Lee
Homesick to My Stomach

#8 - Homesick to My Stomach

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 2, 2010

Todd gets homesick watching his friends on webcam do a tailgate party for their football team. He learns from Charlie that he can watch his favorite football team's game at a local restaurant that has satellite TV. Todd is seen wearing a custom Chief's football jersey, buys a coconut and pretends to score a touchdown. Asha spots him, they talk and he eats the street food she just bought. Asha reminds him he is not used to that kind of dirty food and gets sick before the football game. After a few visits to the toilet he is carried out of the office by Charlie to the restaurant with Manmeet. At the restaurant Todd misses the game spending much time in the toilet both sick and homesick. Rajiv assumes managerial control when Todd becomes ill from street food. Madhuri, Asha, Charlie, Manmeet and Gupta visit Todd after work to have a tailgating party of their own.

star 7.63
1,250 votes
Directors: John Putch
Writers: David Gross, Greg Lisbe
Truly, Madly, Pradeeply

#9 - Truly, Madly, Pradeeply

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 4, 2010

As Asha's arranged marriage process moves forward, Manmeet helps Todd infiltrate her list of potential suitors. Rajiv attempts to end Gupta's new-found addiction to chewing paan.

star 7.63
1,261 votes
Writers: Michael Loftus
Sari, Charlie

#10 - Sari, Charlie

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Jan 27, 2011

Charlie discovers Todd and Tonya's relationship when he catches them kissing. Corporate informs Rajiv that the employees will be reviewing him.

star 7.63
1,218 votes
Writers: Luvh Rakhe
A Sitar is Born

#11 - A Sitar is Born

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Jan 20, 2011

Todd overhears Madhuri sing in the bathroom and tries to coax her into singing in a local talent show. Gupta misunderstands Todd and volunteers himself as lead.

star 7.63
1,227 votes
Directors: John Scott
Writers: Geetika Lizardi
Training Day

#12 - Training Day

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Feb 3, 2011

Todd rewards his workers with a retreat. Tonya tries to help Charlie find a date.

star 7.62
1,080 votes
Writers: Pete Holmes
Rajiv Ties the Baraat (1)

#13 - Rajiv Ties the Baraat (1)

Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired May 5, 2011

Todd throws Rajiv a bachelor party; Manmeet nervously awaits his American girlfriend's arrival.

star 7.62
1,142 votes
Party of Five

#14 - Party of Five

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 7, 2010

Todd and Charlie plan a double date with Asha and Tonya, only to have Gupta tag along.

star 7.62
1,215 votes
Directors: Gail Mancuso
Writers: Robert Borden
Gupta's Hit and Manmeet's Missus

#15 - Gupta's Hit and Manmeet's Missus

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired Mar 24, 2011

Manmeet makes a video to send to his girlfriend Ashlynn in New York. Meanwhile, there is trouble between Gupta and Rajiv when Gupta accuses Rajiv of hitting him. World Wrestling Entertainment wrestler The Great Khali appears in a cameo.

star 7.54
1,279 votes
Jolly Vindaloo Day

#16 - Jolly Vindaloo Day

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 14, 2010

Rajiv attempts to keep Todd out of the office while his potential father-in-law visits. Some of the employees deal with harassment from the A-Team.

star 7.54
1,379 votes
Writers: Linda Videtti Figueiredo
The Measure of a Manmeet

#17 - The Measure of a Manmeet

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 30, 2010

Management tasks Todd with evaluating his team, and laying off an employee due to low revenues. Gupta believes that he will be the one laid off as he incorrectly lip-reads Rajiv and Todd's conversation. Todd is invited by Manmeet to a hotel to eat steak and quickly befriends him. 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.

star 7.54
1,562 votes
Writers: Mark Torgove, Paul A. Kaplan

#18 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 23, 2010

When Todd Dempsy finishes management training for his job at Mid America Novelties, he finds that his call center has been outsourced to Mumbai, India, and that in order to keep his job, he must relocate to India and manage the call center there. 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. He also meets two other call center managers: Charlie, who gives him advice over lunch, and later Tonya, who immediately shows an interest in him.

star 7.53
1,646 votes
Directors: Ken Kwapis
Writers: George Wing, John Jeffcoat
Touched by an Anglo

#19 - Touched by an Anglo

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 21, 2010

A shipment of sexual novelties leads to a seminar on sexual harassment. Someone calls the company hot-line to file a complaint against Todd.

star 7.45
1,236 votes
Directors: Ken Kwapis
Writers: Michael Pennie
Mama Sutra

#20 - Mama Sutra

Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired Apr 14, 2011

Tonya's mom comes to India and hooks up with Charlie while Todd and Tonya butt heads over Asha; Madhuri tells Gupta his lifeline is short, leading him to undergo a karmic cleanse.

star 7.43
1,150 votes
Charlie Curries a Favor from Todd

#21 - Charlie Curries a Favor from Todd

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired Apr 7, 2011

Todd hires Charlie to work for Mid America Novelties. Rajiv attempts a scam, to get money for his honeymoon.

star 7.42
1,144 votes
Directors: Kevin Dowling
Writers: Linda Videtti Figueiredo
The Todd Couple

#22 - The Todd Couple

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Feb 10, 2011

Todd suspends Gupta from work after he becomes angry with callers. Manmeet tries to juggle two online Valentine's Day dates.

star 7.40
1,108 votes
Directors: Reggie Hudlin
Writers: Amit Bhalla