This failed CBS sitcom was the ‘inspiration’ for ‘Master of None’

Netflix announced yesterday that Aziz Ansari comedy Master of None has been renewed for a second season. This was pretty much a no-brainer, as the series received mostly positive reviews. But co-star Eric Wareheim offered some disturbing info about the show’s origins. 

Wareheim posted a clip for Big Bud Lil Bud to Twitter on Wednesday, inferring that the show was originally supposed to air on CBS, perhaps after Major Dad

Big Bud Lil Bud is obviously relying on the sight gag of Ansari and Wareheim’s vastly different heights—something played up on Master of None—but also next-levels the traditional ’90s sitcom by incorporating a dead dad trapped in a dog’s body and a pile of bananas. 

The bigger question, though: Where is creator Pastor Arthurs now? 

Screengrab via Eric Wareheim/YouTube 

Audra Schroeder

Audra Schroeder

Audra Schroeder is the Daily Dot’s senior entertainment writer, and she focuses on streaming, comedy, and music. Her work has previously appeared in the Austin Chronicle, the Dallas Observer, NPR, ESPN, Bitch, and the Village Voice. She is based in Austin, Texas.