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

This show would do very well today.


Audra Schroeder


Posted on Feb 12, 2016   Updated on May 27, 2021, 5:39 am CDT

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 

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*First Published: Feb 12, 2016, 3:53 pm CST