The Best Episodes of Outsourced

Last Updated: Nov 12, 2018

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.

Todd's Holi War

#1 - Todd's Holi War

Season 1 - Episode 17

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 8.02
142 votes
Writers: Michael Pennie
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Home for the Diwalidays

#2 - Home for the Diwalidays

Season 1 - Episode 8

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 7.95
140 votes
Directors: Linda Mendoza
Writers: Vera Santamaria
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Rajiv Ties the Baraat (2)

#3 - Rajiv Ties the Baraat (2)

Season 1 - Episode 22

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 7.94
140 votes
Writers: Vera Santamaria, Charlie Hornsby
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Homesick to My Stomach

#4 - Homesick to My Stomach

Season 1 - Episode 10

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 7.93
135 votes
Directors: John Putch
Writers: David Gross, Greg Lisbe
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Guess Who's Coming to Delhi

#5 - Guess Who's Coming to Delhi

Season 1 - Episode 15

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 7.91
127 votes
Directors: Matt Shakman
Writers: Terry Mulroy
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Temporary Monsanity

#6 - Temporary Monsanity

Season 1 - Episode 9

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 7.91
137 votes
Writers: Laura Gutin
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Gupta's Hit and Manmeet's Missus

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

Season 1 - Episode 18

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 7.91
140 votes
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Truly, Madly, Pradeeply

#8 - Truly, Madly, Pradeeply

Season 1 - Episode 7

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 7.91
144 votes
Writers: Michael Loftus
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Bolloween

#9 - Bolloween

Season 1 - Episode 6

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

star 7.90
150 votes
Writers: Sonny Lee, Patrick Walsh
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Sari, Charlie

#10 - Sari, Charlie

Season 1 - Episode 12

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

star 7.90
128 votes
Writers: Luvh Rakhe
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A Sitar is Born

#11 - A Sitar is Born

Season 1 - Episode 11

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 7.89
138 votes
Directors: John Scott
Writers: Geetika Lizardi
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Touched by an Anglo

#12 - Touched by an Anglo

Season 1 - Episode 5

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 7.87
147 votes
Directors: Ken Kwapis
Writers: Michael Pennie
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Jolly Vindaloo Day

#13 - Jolly Vindaloo Day

Season 1 - Episode 4

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 7.82
154 votes
Writers: Linda Videtti Figueiredo
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Training Day

#14 - Training Day

Season 1 - Episode 13

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

star 7.82
127 votes
Writers: Pete Holmes
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The Measure of a Manmeet

#15 - The Measure of a Manmeet

Season 1 - Episode 2

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 7.81
175 votes
Writers: Paul A Kaplan, Mark Torgove
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Rajiv Ties the Baraat (1)

#16 - Rajiv Ties the Baraat (1)

Season 1 - Episode 21

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

star 7.80
138 votes
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Take this Punjab and Shove it

#17 - Take this Punjab and Shove it

Season 1 - Episode 16

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 7.79
131 votes
Directors: Dennie Gordon
Writers: Robert Borden
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Party of Five

#18 - Party of Five

Season 1 - Episode 3

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

star 7.76
155 votes
Directors: Gail Mancuso
Writers: Robert Borden
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Pilot

#19 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1

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 7.69
199 votes
Directors: Ken Kwapis
Writers: George Wing, John Jeffcoat
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Mama Sutra

#20 - Mama Sutra

Season 1 - Episode 20

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 7.68
143 votes
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Charlie Curries a Favor from Todd

#21 - Charlie Curries a Favor from Todd

Season 1 - Episode 19

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

star 7.56
138 votes
Directors: Kevin Dowling
Writers: Linda Videtti Figueiredo
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The Todd Couple

#22 - The Todd Couple

Season 1 - Episode 14

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

star 7.48
128 votes
Directors: Reggie Hudlin
Writers: Amit Bhalla
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