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Series / How to Be Indie

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How To Be Indie is a Canadian Kid Com revolving around Indira 'Indie' Mehta and her two best friends Abigail 'Abi' Flores and Marlon Parks as they make it through junior high and Indie tries to get through life even with her strict Indo-Canadian parents. She also likes to occasionally speak to the audience.

Has nothing to do with indie rock or indie games.


  • Indie and Abi's mothers in "How To Strike A Balance".
  • Acquired Error at the Printer: The Thanksgiving episode had the printers leave a decimal point out of the price on a poster, advertising a lunch that costs hundreds of dollars.
  • Asian Store-Owner: Indie's best friend is Abi Flores: a Filipina whose parents have owned the Happy Breezy Food Hut since she was 5 years old.
  • Bad "Bad Acting": A couple of times
    Marlon and Abi: Shame on you Indira Mehta, Shame!
  • Naughty Birdwatching: In "How to Get on Carlos Martinelli's Capital 'L' List, and Live", Indie thinks AJ is doing this when she walks in on him using his telescope, but he is actually just trying to observe an eclipse of the moon. However, when his friend Chuck learns that AJ has a view of their Hot Teacher's house (and that AJ has seen her in a Modesty Towel), Chuck plays it straight (and gets busted by the teacher).
  • Noodle Incident: The Wedding Video of Indie's Mother and Father depicts such an event (off-screen).
  • This Loser Is You: Indie is well intentioned, but most of the crazy schemes she concocts are disasters and make everything worse.
  • X Called; They Want Their Y Back: In "How to Put Your Best Foot Forward", Indy is wearing her brother's AJ's hand-me-down shirt that is way too big for her. Marlon says "The Western hemisphere called. It wants its shirt back".
  • You Just Told Me: Karma Houdini Chandra is tricked into confessing every bad thing she's ever gotten away with by Indie and her father.


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