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Ask a Grown Man: Danny Pudi

“Dudes are dudes, especially 17-year-old dudes,” and other words of wisdom.

Danny Pudi plays Abed Nadir on Community, whose new season starts on Friday, October 19. He also happens to have very sound advice about cheating boyfriends, disrobing situations, and embracing your own butt dance.

Ask a Grown Man: Danny Pudi from Rookie on Vimeo

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53 Comments

  • radicalpossibility September 25th, 2012 3:09 PM

    the video is set to private

    • Lauren September 25th, 2012 3:23 PM

      All fixed; give it a try now. Sorry for the wait!

  • Marguerite September 25th, 2012 3:09 PM

    it says i need a vimeo account… please help!

  • angst September 25th, 2012 3:10 PM

    Private video?! Noooooo!

  • cherrycola27 September 25th, 2012 3:14 PM

    This says private video, I can’t watch :(

  • Nishat September 25th, 2012 3:29 PM

    It should be all good now! He’s hilarious lol. Embrace what you got!

  • angst September 25th, 2012 3:33 PM

    All fine. Thank you! Another great video.

  • LittleMoon September 25th, 2012 3:34 PM

    OOOOOH MY GOODNESS! This is a truly beautiful moment in Rookie history. I loooove Dani Pudi.

  • die_mad September 25th, 2012 3:34 PM

    neanderthals and such… 17 year old boys defined.

  • KatGirl September 25th, 2012 3:37 PM

    Abed is awesome <3
    But it's so weird to hear him talking like a normal person… :)
    Sorry, whenever I watch a tv show or a movie if it's the first time I've seen something with an actor in it, I just call them by their name in that show or movie even if it's a video like this where they're not acting… yeah…
    Anyway, he gave great advice (and Abed is awesome even though he's not real ^^)

    • KatGirl September 25th, 2012 3:38 PM

      P.S. COMMUNITY IS DA BEST SHOW EVERRRRRR

      • KatGirl September 25th, 2012 3:49 PM

        Oh, and I meant to say, “Abed is cool. Cool cool cool cool.” :D

  • farawayfaerie September 25th, 2012 3:48 PM

    After he did the first thumbs up i hoped he’d do it after every question – he didn’t but he’s still my fave <3

  • sibeling September 25th, 2012 3:54 PM

    Ahhh, I almost screamed when I saw the thumbnail. I love Danny! What a great guy.

  • Dayzee September 25th, 2012 3:56 PM

    he is awesome this is the best thing

  • Shayna September 25th, 2012 4:04 PM

    that butt-shaking moment was literally the best thing ever

  • Serena.K September 25th, 2012 4:05 PM

    i got SO excited when i saw this
    hands down my favorite ask a grown man

  • Lucy23 September 25th, 2012 4:12 PM

    This is the best thing ever omg

    http://safeanarchy.blogspot.com

  • suburban grrrl September 25th, 2012 4:42 PM

    IS HE IN THE STUDY ROOM???????

    http://sub-urbangrrrl.blogspot.com/

  • Lovely September 25th, 2012 4:45 PM

    This Ask A Grown Man caused me to register just to comment…’nuff said :) Very good choice of Grown Man and pretty funny/useful advice. #6 seasons and a movie :D

  • unefillecommetoi September 25th, 2012 4:46 PM

    i’m gonna start watching community after this.

  • Abby September 25th, 2012 4:46 PM

    Guys, when he shook his butt around, I seriously died laughing. So much that my suitemate came down the hall to see if I was okay because I was “laughing like a crazy person.” So… yeah haha. Also, he’s really attractive. Just saying.

  • cquinn23 September 25th, 2012 5:05 PM

    Pheromones! Words of wisdom.

  • MADZ. September 25th, 2012 5:32 PM

    DANNY PUDI HOLY MAN CHRIST
    HOLD ON FOR A SEC IM PEEING MYSELF
    K COOL OH MY MY
    6 seasons and a MOVIE!!!!!

  • oleander September 25th, 2012 5:33 PM

    YESSSSSS! Ask a grown man is the goddamn BEST!

  • MADZ. September 25th, 2012 5:33 PM

    (PS, this is so streets ahead)

  • undertheweather September 25th, 2012 5:43 PM

    SON OF A NUTCRACKER Danny Pudi answered my question. THANKS ROOKIE FOR MAKING MY DREAMS COME TRUE.

  • Adrienne September 25th, 2012 6:43 PM

    THAT BUTT SHAKE AND SMELL TEST. Ahem, anyways, great advice! I need to start watching Community again.

    http://theaverageasiangirl.blogspot.com

  • toochanka September 25th, 2012 7:01 PM

    actual perfection Danny Pudi

  • mayagoo September 25th, 2012 7:05 PM

    I’m like not used to seeing Danny actually smiling. I’m pretty sure abed never smiles on community.
    also he’s the best ever. so much love.

  • mar9ar3t September 25th, 2012 7:38 PM

    Aaah his facial expressions are the best!!! Ps if obama did this it would be amazing… #obama4grownman

    • Isabelle97 September 26th, 2012 4:22 PM

      Hell yeah! That would be AWESOME :)

  • TamponAngel September 25th, 2012 7:44 PM

    HOLY SHIT! Danny Pudi is one of my faves, I just started getting into community over the summer so this was perfect. Also the booty wiggle was A+ werk

  • Clairebearscare September 25th, 2012 8:31 PM

    ahhh!! Yes. This is wonderful.
    Abed is da best.

  • ivoire September 25th, 2012 8:49 PM

    OH MY GOOODDDD AHAHHAHAAHAA. Nice booty dance too <3

  • shimilikiti September 25th, 2012 9:24 PM

    I love this man so very deeply.

  • sunshine September 25th, 2012 9:25 PM

    this looks sooo much like the library in community!

    http://www.batmanisreal.blogspot.com

  • Maddie Rackerby September 25th, 2012 10:16 PM

    DANI PUDI I LOVE YOU AND WANT TO MARRY YOU BUT YOU JUST TOLD ME THAT YOU’RE MARRIED SO I GUESS I’LL JUST DEAL.

  • Donna September 25th, 2012 10:51 PM

    Oh my gosh I love him so much!! Community rules!!

  • Kathryn September 25th, 2012 10:59 PM

    I CAN’T EVEN

  • AliceinWonderland September 25th, 2012 11:27 PM

    OMIGOD DANNY PUDI IS ON ROOKIE!!!!! How can I handle this combination of amazing-ness without exploding?!

    #SixSeasonsAndAMovie!!!!

  • connie. September 25th, 2012 11:38 PM

    Cool cool cool.

    • Maddie Rackerby September 26th, 2012 2:33 AM

      good comment, good comment.

  • talia anais September 25th, 2012 11:47 PM

    OH MY GOD THIS IS AMAZING… I can’t believe how consistently you guys manage to get the coolest men in the universe for this segment

  • nook1948 September 26th, 2012 6:28 AM

    these soppy relationship-y questions are boring, I was hoping we could move on to more fast paced, self contained escapades.

  • Yani September 26th, 2012 7:20 AM

    he’s so cute … but I wish rokie would ask more ordinary people (those without tv shows or presidency campaigns)
    xx

    • Tavi September 26th, 2012 9:40 AM

      All the rest of our You Asked It features are written by our staff!

  • Whatsername September 26th, 2012 11:05 AM

    THIS IS AMAZING I LOVE COMMUNITY

  • chocolivlovelaugh September 26th, 2012 8:59 PM

    this is great!

    -liv
    http://chocolivlovelaugh.blogspot.kr

  • chelzilla September 27th, 2012 3:22 PM

    i saw him at the airport!

  • selinau September 28th, 2012 2:17 PM

    I have no idea who this guy is but he’s totally amazing! so hilarious.
    (don’t kill me for not knowing who he is)

    http://selinanoma.blogspot.com/

  • Tasya October 1st, 2012 9:43 AM

    i love you danny

    wow when he said “my wife…” i got numerous cuts on my feet from stepping on the sharp pieces of MY HEART THAT SHATTERED INTO A MILLION PIECES

  • spamchow October 2nd, 2012 2:21 AM

    Donald Glover next! FOR THE LOVE OF GOD! DON GLOVER!!!