Many of the topics mentioned in the series are a regular in Ansari's stand-up shows.
Long term relationships are tough. You can't just expect a big, roaring fire right away, right? You know, you can't put the big logs in first. You start with the small stuff. Kindling, all right? Then you add that, *then* you put in the big logs and...
Aziz Ansari's character's name is shown a Muslim in the show but his name is in the show is Dev Shah. 'Dev' is a Sanskrit word which is one of the terms for 'deity' in Hinduism. And people with the surname 'Shah' usually follow Jainism religion.