Mindy Kaling, actor and writer best known for her work in shows like The Office and The Mindy Project, was recently announced to be the voice of Velma in the new Scooby-Doo prequel series Velma, coming to HBO Max.
However, not everyone was happy.
In a since-deleted tweet, a troll posted "starring Mindy Kaling?" with the gif of Michael Scott from The Office screaming no:
Season 5 No GIF by The Office Giphy
Kaling's quickness came in handy as she quote-tweeted the troll with perhaps the best own of all time:
I wrote the episode of The Office this gif is from https://t.co/jL2aDOLXHN— Mindy Kaling (@Mindy Kaling)1612994861.0
Mindy Kaling shows you what a mic drop looks like https://t.co/z34kWpgwCO— Jarett Wieselman (@Jarett Wieselman)1612996965.0
"I wrote the episode of The Office this gif is from," she stated simply.
tyra banks mic drop GIF by Allure Giphy
Immediately, Kaling's fans responded:
@mindykaling LOL, suddenly the tweet is deleted 😂😂😂 https://t.co/27wNoz64Ii— Np Legacy | #Unfinished!📘 (@Np Legacy | #Unfinished!📘)1612998305.0
@mindykaling they are looking for words like Velma is looking for her glasses https://t.co/QELciqGgrM— lukie ミ☆ (@lukie ミ☆)1612995149.0
@mindykaling this is excellent 👏 watching The Office as we tweet https://t.co/sSN43uNmYw— Laura Kramer (@Laura Kramer)1612995695.0
@mindykaling I've not yet stopped laughing at how massively you owned this tool, with this response. It's was like… https://t.co/WgxmNRfjUU— Todd Breasseale (@Todd Breasseale)1613070114.0
@mindykaling Ok Miss Mindy we see you 💅🏾 https://t.co/tN4Tn45eHm— ❄️ (@❄️)1612998113.0
Kaling was an even more integral part of The Office than most fans know; having written 23 of its episodes and directing two of them.
@mindykaling Incredible— Lucy O'Brien (@Lucy O'Brien)1612995818.0
@mindykaling This is a quite spectucular beatdown that is as subtle and understated as it is savage. Extremely good work, thanks.— Kai MacMahon (@Kai MacMahon)1612997314.0
@mindykaling This is "I happen to have Marshall McLuhan right here" level satisfying.— Max Weiss (@Max Weiss)1612995084.0
@KenTremendous The classic episode “Frame Toby”— Mindy Kaling (@Mindy Kaling)1613019106.0
@mindykaling @jeffchatterton AND IT'S MINDY FOR THE WIN https://t.co/HhBJylZHZf— Ben G. (@Ben G.)1612996793.0
In addition to providing the voice of Velma, Kaling will also serve as executive producer on the show.
"An adult animated comedy series telling the origin story of Velma Dinkley, the unsung and underappreciated brains of the Scooby-Doo Mystery Inc. gang. An original and humorous spin that unmasks the complex and colorful past of one of America's most beloved mystery solvers."
@mindykaling LMAOOOOOOOOO— abby govindan (@abby govindan)1612995030.0
@mindykaling This burn just added years to my life. 🙏🏼— Chrissa (@Chrissa)1612997378.0
@mindykaling That burned so much that the original tweet turned to ash— ChrisInCBus (@ChrisInCBus)1613017490.0
@mindykaling Fatal clapback https://t.co/2JnXSa72RY— Marchion Tone ⚡⚡⚡ (@Marchion Tone ⚡⚡⚡)1612996804.0
We look forward to seeing Kaling's genius on display again.