Aziz Ansari Reveals How He Overcame a Pork-Fueled Fight with His Parents (Video)

11/18/2015 at 12:08 PM ET

While Aziz Ansari was grateful to have his parents act in his new series, Master of None, having them around for filming also caused some conflict in his personal life.

On Tuesday night, the comedian told Conan O’Brien that although his father, Shoukath, and mother, Fatima, don’t eat pork because of their Muslim religion, Aziz, 32, does not share the same belief because “I’m not religious and it tastes very tasty.”

“If I’m around my parents, I don’t eat pork because it feels weirdly disrespectful or something,” he revealed. “But then they’re in town for two weeks, which is a longer period of time, and something happened, Conan.”

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During a dinner out with girlfriend chef Courtney McBroom and his parents—who star as his TV parents in the Netflix series—Aziz decided, “I’m 32 year old, I can do whatever I want.” So the actor indulged in pork despite upsetting mom and dad. This rebellion also continued for two more meals.

It wasn’t until the third meal that tensions got too high for Aziz to handle it.

“At a certain point, my girlfriend gets up and goes to the restroom and I just looked at my parents and I was like, ‘Help! She’s making me eat pork, I don’t know what to do!'” he admits.

Now Aziz says, “I’m in the clear.” Well, at least until his parents see his late night appearance…

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—Ana Calderone, @anacalderone

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On a clear day, you can see forever—or at least that’s the wicked thought behind L.A. designer Agi Berliner’s transparent idea: see-through jeans. Exhibitionists notwithstanding, most folks wear them over bathing suits or as attention-getting evening wear with halters, garter belts and body stockings. Created for the disco crowd, the $34 jeans are selling like, well, hot pants. In just six weeks, 25,000 pairs have already been sold in such major department store chains as Macy’s, Bonwit’s and Saks.

“What’s limiting American designers is that we’re afraid to do something different,” says Berliner, 32, a Hungarian émigré who fled with her family to the U.S. in 1956. Agi thought up the gimmick in London while marveling at the way plastics were being employed by designers of punk fashion. In her L.A. office, where she designs for La Parisienne junior sportswear, Agi spent five days on the phone and six weeks testing to come up with the right plastic.

Agi herself tried out the French-cut jeans with the zipper in front, and quickly found several problems: Some plastics tore away from stitching, others wouldn’t bend and all fogged with perspiration. The ideal material proved to be a vinyl supplied by a bookbinder. The steam was eliminated with a series of vents behind the knees and in the crotch. “They’re no hotter than polyester pants,” claims Agi, “and if you wear them with tights, they won’t stick to your legs.”

Whatever the discomfort and despite the problem of Saturday night feverishness, discomaniacs report one major advantage of the plastic pants: no laundry bills. To keep Berliner’s see-through jeans clear, all the wearer needs is a little Windex.

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hahahaha!!! I love him!

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OMG…He is so FUNNY!!! I love him.

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