Marge eventually gets the information out of him, and tells Homer he needs to tell Apu what he saw. In the episode " And Krusty. After the divorce, Manjula and Snake move to the Florida. USA! can even sell one if wanted, althugh its a GAS station-like store, these uslay more than … The Sweetest Apu. 2002-05-13T00:00:00Z 13x20 Little Girl in the Big Ten. Apu tries to get out of the arrangement at first, with Marge Simpson pretending to be his wife, until Apu's mother finds her with Homer. Azaria said, "There hasn't been an outcry over these [other] characters [which play on non-South Asian stereotypes] because people feel they're represented. He beaten up to death by Snake. The satiric adventures of a working-class family in the misfit city of Springfield. We're proud of Apu. 13x20 Little Girl in the Big Ten. Apu, your arranged bride, Manjula, is a sweet, refined, chaste woman. "The Sweetest Apu" was written by John Swartzwelder and directed … It is up to Marge, Homer and Apu to try to keep his wife Manjula from … Apu first appeared in the season one episode "The Telltale Head". Kondabolu said that he was saddened by the show's dismissive take on the controversy. [45], proposed a municipal law to expel all undocumented aliens, "A visitor takes a long look at Apu on a funny, thoughtful, "Cowabunga! They set up the Indian restaurant and it became popular. Marge eventually gets the information out of him, and tells Homer he needs to tell Apu what he saw. [37] Al Jean also tweeted about the episode "It's actually in favor of us saying people are too critical. Apu's marriage is on the rocks after Manjula finds out he cheated on her. Manjula and Apu … It originally aired on the Fox network in the United States on May 5, 2002. Apu asks for forgiveness, but gets divorce papers instead. What can you do?" "The Sweetest Apu" is the nineteenth episode of The Simpsons' thirteenth season. [11][12] Azaria has said that he based Apu's voice on Indian convenience store workers in Los Angeles with whom he had interacted when he first moved to the area. The pair decide that perhaps the marriage can work after all, and they can get a divorce if it does not. After the divorce, Manjula and Snake move to the Florida. Later at her divorce lawyers office, she realizes she still loves Apu. However, he is won over when he meets Manjula at the wedding, and the two decide to give the marriage a try, with Manjula noting nonchalantly that they can always get a divorce. Marge and Homer concoct a plan to bring Manjula and Apu back together. Later the two actually do fall in love. She decides to cancel the divorce, when she comes home to see Marge teaching the octupulets their first words, which put together, say, “Mommy, will you let … 10 Not All Representation Is Good Representation Occupation Eventually Manjula finds out, and files for divorce soon after. Apu tries to get out of the arrangement at first, with Marge Simpson pretending to be his wife until Apu's mother finds her with Homer, but he is won over when he meets Manjula face-to-face at the wedding, and the two decide to give the marriage a try, with Manjula noting nonchalantly that they can always get a divorce. Homer, poorly disguised as Ganesha, tries to stop the wedding, but he is quickly subdued by a wedding guest, and Apu and Manjula marry anyway. Eventually Manjula finds out, and files for divorce soon after. One late night, Homer witnesses a shocking sight: Apu canoodling with the Squishee machine vendor after hours in the back room. [36] However, on the DVD commentary South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone stated that the people on The Simpsons are their friends and that joke wasn't a jab at The Simpsons but at the documentary and that they found it amusing how many misinterpreted the joke as an attack on The Simpsons. [4] Apu is a vegan, as revealed in the season 7 episode "Lisa the Vegetarian". Apu begged her to cancel the divorce but it was too late. [27] In 2017, Kondabolu released the hour-long documentary The Problem with Apu; in the film, Kondabolu interviews other actors and comics of South Asian heritage about the impact that the character of Apu has had on their lives and the perception of South Asians in American culture. [29] Mike Reiss, The Simpsons' longtime writer and producer, acknowledged the problem, and pointed out that Apu had not had a line in the show for the last three years. It is a morphophonological blend of the name "Pahasadee Napetilon", the full name of a schoolmate of Simpsons writer Jeff Martin. Both Manjula and Apu’s mom are assertive, again heavily questioning the stereotype that all Hindu women are submissive, oppressed and generally lacking in any confidence or self esteem. Apu Nahasapeemapetilon is a recurring character in the animated TV series The Simpsons. Apu asks for forgiveness, but gets divorce papers instead. "[38], Hugo Rifkind bemoaned in The Times the prevalent attitude to create offense – nobody needs to be actually offended, the possibility that somebody might be offended is enough. After the divorce, Manjula and Snake move to the Florida. At this apparent prospect of a large settlement, the attorney begins to dance on top of his desk. It's a little, uh, stereotype,' and they were like, 'Eh, that's all right. [8] Since then, their relationship has been strained, with the couple seen attending marriage counseling, though their relationship may have been improved by the Trappuccino ordeal as they were seen kissing and celebrating their liberation with the octuplets. Apu tries to get out of the arrangement at first, with Marge Simpson pretending to be his wife, until Apu's mother finds her with Homer. She has ex… Apu asks for forgiveness, but gets divorce papers instead. Lisa is bored by this revised version, and Marge asks what she should do; Lisa replies "It's hard to say. [19][20], Apu's portrayal has been argued to be a racist caricature. USA! And at the same time Marge is busy teaching the octuplets to beg Manjula to let Apu come home, so she decides to break … When the octuplets are born, she sternly informs Apu that he cannot pass on until they are out of college. can even sell one if wanted, althugh its a GAS station-like store, these uslay more than … But you can't leave. [2], Apu began working at the Kwik-E-Mart during graduate school to pay off his student loan, he stayed afterwards as he enjoyed his job and the friends he had made. im so glad i only have 2 of those things. She happens to get angry whenever Apu talks about Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber. Marge and Homer concoct a plan to bring Manjula and Apu back together. [14][9], Apu marries Manjula in the episode "The Two Mrs. Nahasapeemapetilons". Later the two actually do fall in love. Apu asks for forgiveness, but gets divorce papers instead. And Krusty. She goes home to the apartment. We gotta invite Krusty. Status Voiced by They set up the Indian restaurant and it became popular. Manjula cares for her babies, but sometimes she gets stressed like Apu Nahasapeemapetilon; when he told her of a wonderful dream he had involving his death, she refused to allow him to die before the octuplets left college. He also loosely based it on Peter Sellers' character Hrundi V. Bakshi from the film The Party, whom Azaria thinks has a similar personality to Apu. When his wife Manjula once asked if he still found her attractive, he assured her: ‘Of course, my darling. [19][20][23], According to Hari Kondabolu, in a Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell web-exclusive segment, there is a negative reaction to Apu in the Indian-American community, as well as the greater Desi community. - Oh. Apu is a naturalised U.S. citizen and holds a Ph.D. degree in computer science. - Hi. Relatives She tells the lawyer that Apu does not have very much money but that they have eight children. Simpsons creator Matt Groening stated in August 2019 that Apu will remain on the show. Marge and Homer concoct a plan to bring Manjula and Apu back together. Apu refuses to stop the affair and Manjula, who suspects something and watches the security tapes for the store, kicks Apu out of the apartment. He beaten up to death by Snake. In July 2007, convenience store chain 7-Eleven converted 11 of its stores in the United States and one in Canada into Kwik-E-Marts to celebrate the release of The Simpsons Movie. [5] He and his family are devout Hindus, and he particularly venerates Ganesha. [24] Pakistani-American comedian and actor Kumail Nanjiani has also criticized the character and has related that early in his career,[25] he was asked to do the "Apu accent" as a stereotypical version of the "Indian accent". Another added the simpsons has been on the air over thirty years so why is apu suddenly so controversial. In the episode " Later, Manjula watches the surveillance footage of Apu cheating. Apu tries to wriggle out of the arrangement at first, with Homer making Marge pretend to be his wife until Apu's mother finds her with Homer, but is won over when he meets Manjula face-to-face at the wedding, and the two decide to give the marriage a try (Manjula notes nonchalantly that they can always get a divorce). They both have difficulty facing Apu and Manjula together. Yeah! She occasionally works at the Kwik-E-Mart alongside Apu, but she is usually seen as a homemaker. It originally aired on the Fox network in the United States on May 5, 2002. In "The Mansion Family", why are Lenny and Carl watching the sunlight move across the floor? She goes home to the apartment and her kids. But it’s clear that Manjula doesn’t really want the divorce, as shown by how creeped out she is by the sketchy divorce attorney who just wants to milk Apu for all he’s worth. Apu tries to wriggle out of the arrangement at first, with Homer making Marge pretend to be his wife until Apu's mother finds her with Homer, but is won over when he meets Manjula face-to-face at the wedding, and the two decide to give the marriage a try (Manjula notes nonchalantly that they can always get a divorce). We also learn that in past lives, Apu has been a snake, a tiger, and a goat with a hat! Manjula still has some feelings for Apu, and with the divorce lawyer she visits acting rather devilishly, she decides to hold off on divorce for now. She tells the lawyer that Apu does not have very much money but that they have eight children. He came to understand the issues around the character of Apu compared to the other stereotypical characters on The Simpsons was the idea of permissible use, which led to his decision to quit voicing Apu. [41] On August 27, 2019, several sources reported that Groening had confirmed Apu's continued position on the show during the Simpsons panel at Disney's D23 Expo, telling a fan who asked whether or not Apu would remain "Yes. 75%. Marge is able to get each of the octuplets to ask for Manjula to get back with Apu, and she finally relents although she still wants Apu to suffer. Apu begged her to cancel the divorce but it was too late. im so glad i only have 2 of those things. Apu is about to end it all, when Manjula is willing to take him, provided he meets with her list of demands. She goes home to the apartment. I keep telling you, off-camera, he's a desperately unhappy man. Same here. "Much Apu About Nothing" Something that started decades ago and was applauded and inoffensive is now politically incorrect. He beaten up to death by Snake. "[26], In 2016, Kondabolu announced his intention to produce a documentary about "how this controversial caricature was created, burrowed its way into the hearts and minds of Americans and continues to exist – intact – twenty-six years later". Well, this is your father Apu's mother. Apu asks for forgiveness, but gets divorce papers instead. "[31] Kondabolu had a positive reaction to Azaria's comments. With Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith. In the episode, Homer and his wife Marge discover that convenience store owner Apu is having an affair with the Squishee delivery lady working in his store. 75%. However, he is won over when he meets Manjula at the wedding, and the two decide to give the marriage a try, with Manjula noting nonchalantly that they can always get a divorce. Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube. … A Springfield Summer Christmas for Christmas, https://simpsons.fandom.com/wiki/Manjula_Nahasapeemapetilon?oldid=933104. This does not go well, and Manjula ends up serving Apu divorce papers. Marge introduces Lisa to her favorite childhood book, but is shocked by its racist stereotypes and attempts to rewrite it to suit modern sensitivities. Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube. Apu later contemplated suicide, telling Homer that in his next life he will become a tapeworm and, after that, Lorne Michaels. You know that one out of every 25 arranged marriages ends in divorce. 'Cause if they don't (IMITATING LASER BLASTS) Manjula, we've got a … They set up the Indian restaurant and it became popular. [7] Apu once had an affair with Annette Taylor. Marge and Homer concoct a plan to bring Manjula and Apu back together. Apu's marriage is on the rocks after Manjula finds out he cheated on her. USA! … Rich Appel first constructed the idea for Apu's marriage. Later the two actually do fall in love. In the episode, Homer and his wife Marge discover that convenience store owner Apu is having an affair with the Squishee delivery lady working in his store. "[1] He was voiced by Hank Azaria and first appeared in the episode "The Telltale Head". He beaten up to death by Snake. You know that one out of every 25 arranged marriages ends in divorce. - Oh. Yeah! 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