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Frustrated with the limited availability of roles and frequent type-casting of Indian actors, Dev has to make an ethical decision about the future of his career when he gets his hands on a TV executives racist emails.

Director:

Eric Wareheim

Writers:

Aziz Ansari (created by), Alan Yang (created by) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Aziz Ansari ... Dev
Kelvin Yu ... Brian
Lena Waithe ... Denise
Ravi Patel ... Ravi Patel
Adam Grupper ... Danvers
Danielle Brooks ... Shannon
Gerrard Lobo ... Anush
Derek Peith ... Rick
Samantha Cope ... Joan (as Samantha Cote)
Susan Blackwell ... Lucy
John Quilty ... Different Casting Director
Colton Maurer Colton Maurer ... Rich Kid
Brett Azar ... Terrence
Busta Rhymes ... Busta Rhymes
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Frustrated with the limited availability of roles and frequent type-casting of Indian actors, Dev has to make an ethical decision about the future of his career when he gets his hands on a TV executives racist emails.

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Comedy

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TV-MA | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Also court side at the baseball game is Edie Falco and Stephen Wallem from the show Nurse Jackie (2009) See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Ben Jabituya: [1990, young Dev watching Short Circuit movie] I am proud of you. You have removed your laser weapon, huh?
Number 5: Weapon is to kill, disassemble, make dead. Unacceptable.
Ben Jabituya: You have made many modifications upon your person, huh? You have come a long way from the Defense Department prototype.
Number 5: You betcha. It's the all-new Johnny Five. Just look at these items.
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Connections

Features Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984) See more »

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Il est cinq heures, Paris s'éveille
Performed by Jacques Dutronc
Theme song
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Another great episode!
22 January 2018 | by LorenBiegSee all my reviews

So completely loving everything about this show! Dev and Ravi wrestle through presenting Indian stereotypes int eh roles they audition for. Throw in a racist casting email and you have yet another great episode of Master Of None.

So, the Indian character in Short Circuit was one of my favorite parts of the movie when I saw it in. I had no idea that the actor who plays him isn't Indian at all. He's a white guy doing a stereotype. This episode skillfully explores racism, stereotypes, and their role in entertainment using the level of humor and humanity I'm coming to expect from this series. A short scene with a little boy at Knicks game is a genius moment of "how would it feel to be on the other side of someone else's assumptions?" And in doing so, it expands the ideas behind the show beyond racism to assumptions themselves. I don't know where else to put this, but Gerrard Lobo is unnaturally beautiful. Like a cartoon character of a beautiful human.

Forward the binge!


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6 November 2015 (USA) See more »

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