[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. - Hi. Manjula decides against retaining the attorney to handle her divorce. After the divorce, Manjula and Snake move to the Florida. Later the two actually do fall in love. Mouse over thumbnail for slideshow. basically. Apu asks for forgiveness, but gets divorce papers instead. Later the two actually do fall in love. Apu is about to end it all, when Manjula is willing to take him, provided he meets with her list of demands. Later, Manjula watches the surveillance footage of Apu cheating. [5] He and his family are devout Hindus, and he particularly venerates Ganesha. It is up to Marge, Homer and Apu to try to keep his wife … Apu tries to wriggle out of the arrangement at first but is won over when he meets Manjula face-to-face, and the two decide to give the marriage a try (Manjula notes nonchalantly that they can always get a divorce). Later the two actually do fall in love. Same here. It originally aired on the Fox network in the United States on May 5, 2002. The satiric adventures of a working-class family in the misfit city of Springfield. - Hi. 2002-05-13T00:00:00Z 13x20 Little Girl in the Big Ten. 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. Oh, Bart and Lisa. It originally aired on the Fox network in the United States on May 5, 2002. Manjula is also shown to have broken Apu’s teeth during a marriage counselling meeting (due to his aforementioned affair) which is something stereotypically would have the roles reversed. HousewifePart-time Kwik-E-Mart employee 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. Tonight, we invite both Manjula and Apu for dinner, but we don't tell them the other one's coming. A further strain came up when Apu was unfaithful to Manjula, causing him to briefly move out and even making him contemplate suicide. Apu begged her to cancel the divorce but it was too late. When the octuplets are born, she sternly informs Apu that he cannot pass on until they are out of college. Later at her divorce lawyers office, she realizes she still loves Apu. 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. Marge and Homer concoct a plan to bring Manjula and Apu back together. My goodness how the octuplets have grown! It is up to Marge, Homer and Apu to try to keep his wife Manjula from … He beaten up to death by Snake. Husband: ApuChildren: The Nahasapeemapetilon OctupletsBrother-in Law: Sanjay NahasapeemapetilonMother-in Law: Apu's MotherFather: UnnamedMother: Unnamed Marge and Homer concoct a plan to bring Manjula and Apu back together. Manjula decides against retaining the attorney to handle her divorce. 84. Apu is about to end it all, when Manjula is willing to take him, provided he meets with her list of demands. via YouTube. 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. [22][26] In a 2007 interview, Azaria acknowledged some of this criticism when he recalled a conversation with the writers of the show during the inception of the character: "Right away they were like 'Can you do an Indian accent and how offensive can you make it?' [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. Manjula is shown to have a fair-weathered friendship with Marge Simpson, much like the rest of the women Marge hangs out with. "[42][43][44][45], Azaria announced on January 17, 2020, that he and the production team agreed to allow him to step away from voicing Apu, "unless there's some way to transition it or something". In the episode "Eight Misbehavin'", Manjula receives too many doses of fertility drugs, leading to her giving birth to octuplets: Anoop, Uma, Nabendu, Poonam, Priya, Sandeep, Sashi, and Gheet. When Manjula discovered that working 18 hours a day including weekends was not how Americans worked, she got mad at Apu, since she thought he didn't want to see her. However, she already knew it from surveillance tapes at the Kwik-E-Mart and kicked Apu out of the house. We also learn that in past lives, Apu has been a snake, a tiger, and a goat with a hat! Al Jean and Mike Reiss claim that while creating the character, the writers decided they would not make him ethnic, as they felt it would be too offensive and stereotypical and did not want to offend viewers,[8][9] but that the concept stayed because Hank Azaria's reading of the line "Hello, Mr. Homer" received a huge laugh from the writers. No kwik money. 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. It is a morphophonological blend of the name "Pahasadee Napetilon", the full name of a schoolmate of Simpsons writer Jeff Martin. The pair decide that perhaps the marriage can work after all, and they can get a divorce if it does not. In bed, Manjula, finally satisfied with what he has done, kisses Apu while Homer watches from the window, on a ladder. They both have difficulty facing Apu and Manjula together. Episode Viewers and Ratings. Apu tries to wriggle out of the arrangement at first but is won over when he meets Manjula face-to-face, and the two decide to give the marriage a try (Manjula notes nonchalantly that they can always get a divorce). A Springfield Summer Christmas for Christmas, https://simpsons.fandom.com/wiki/Manjula_Nahasapeemapetilon?oldid=933104. So Manjula and Snake went to the hospital and tell Apu that she is pregnant with Snake's child and she want to get divorce with him. - Hi. Another added the simpsons has been on the air over thirty years so why is apu suddenly so controversial. Marge and Homer concoct a plan to bring Manjula and Apu back together. Later the two actually do fall in love. They confront Apu and soon Manjula finds out. And Krusty. Sanjay has a daughter named Pahasatira, and a son named Jamshed, all of whom share the Nahasapeemapetilon surname. "The Sweetest Apu" is the nineteenth episode of The Simpsons' thirteenth season. [2] She occasionally works at the Kwik-E-Mart alongside Apu, but she is usually seen as a homemaker. She has excellent culinary skills, demonstrated by her ability to make a wide variety of dishes using only chickpeas, lentils, and rice, or sometimes only chickpeas and lentils. 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. "The Sweetest Apu" is the nineteenth episode of The Simpsons' thirteenth season. Apu asks for forgiveness, but gets divorce papers instead. [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. [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". When the octuplets are born, she sternly informs Apu that he cannot pass on until they are out of college. We love Apu. The octuplets then speak their first words, which put together, say "Mommy, will you let daddy come back...cookie!" The episode ended with a title card, #cancelthesimpsons, similar to the promo for South Park which called for the cancellation of itself. She claims that Fried Green Tomatoes is her favorite book, movie and food. "Much Apu About Nothing" Apu asks for forgiveness, but gets divorce papers instead. She says when Apu dies, she will sell the store and marry Sanjay Nahasapeemapetilon. 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. Black 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. USA! One late night, Homer witnesses a shocking sight: Apu canoodling with the Squishee machine vendor after hours in the back room. For me, the war is over! [39] On October 26, Adi Shankar stated in an interview with IndieWire that Apu would be leaving The Simpsons. Apu is then subjected to several tasks to redeem himself, including breaking up with Annette, though Manjula says it will take time for everything to get back to normal. Kicked out, Apu moves into the apartment complex where Kirk Van Houten lives. Temporada 1 13 Episodios; Temporada 2 22 Episodios; Temporada 3 24 Episodios; Temporada 4 22 Episodios; Temporada 5 22 Episodios; Temporada 6 25 Episodios; Temporada 7 25 Episodios; Temporada 8 25 Episodios; Temporada 9 25 Episodios; Temporada 10 23 Episodios; Temporada 11 22 Episodios; Temporada 12 21 Episodios; Temporada 13 22 Episodios; … [45], proposed a municipal law to expel all undocumented aliens, "A visitor takes a long look at Apu on a funny, thoughtful, "Cowabunga! When his wife Manjula once asked if he still found her attractive, he assured her: ‘Of course, my darling. A ... and only six percent of arranged marriages end in divorce, all we’re given is Apu’s infidelity and the aftermath of an angry Manjula. He is an Indian immigrant proprietor who runs the Kwik-E-Mart, a popular convenience store in Springfield, and is best known for his catchphrase, "Thank you, come again. Something that started decades ago and was applauded and inoffensive is now politically incorrect. He graduated first in his class of seven million at 'Caltech' – Calcutta Technical Institute – going on to earn his doctorate at the Springfield Heights Institute of Technology (S.H.I.T.). 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. And Krusty. But you can't leave. [6], Sanjay (voiced by Harry Shearer), Apu's brother, helps run the Kwik-E-Mart. [16], Apu is one of the most prominent South Asian characters on primetime television in the United States. '"[11][12] In a 2013 interview with The Huffington Post, Azaria said it should not be expected that the character's accent would "suddenly change now" or that the character would be written out, saying, "I'd be surprised if [the show's writers] write him any less frequently because he's offensive. 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. [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. They confront Apu and soon Manjula finds out. Apu begged her to cancel the divorce but it was too late. [19][20], Apu's portrayal has been argued to be a racist caricature. You remember your father, Apu? During the episode "Bart-Mangled Banner", when the town changes its name to Libertyville to be patriotic after it is claimed Springfield hates America, Apu temporarily changes his children's names to Lincoln, Freedom, Condoleezza, Coke, Pepsi, Manifest Destiny, Apple Pie, and Superman. … It features Inside the Actors Studio host James Lipton as himself. Apu is a naturalized US citizen, and holds a Ph.D. in computer science. The Sweetest Apu was written by John Swartzwelder and directed by Matthew Nastuk. Yeah! Relatives Apu is about to end it all, when Manjula is willing to take him, provided he meets with her list of demands. 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. Homer gets Barney (playing General Grant) to drink a mug of beer. A further strain came up when Apu was unfaithful to Manjula, causing him to briefly move out and even making him contemplate suicide. Apu is a naturalised U.S. citizen and holds a Ph.D. degree in computer science. 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. She then looks at a picture of Apu with "Don't have a cow, man" written on it, and the two characters say that the issue will be dealt with later, if at all. Sex It is up to Marge, Homer and Apu to try to keep his wife Manjula from learning his secret. She throws him out. When his wife Manjula once asked if he still found her attractive, he assured her: ‘Of course, my darling. - Mother, come on. [44][46] Azaria had followed the debate over the previous years since Kondabolu's essay and documentary, read up on and attended seminars on racism and social consciousness, and spoke to Indian-American colleagues including fellow actor Utkarsh Ambudkar (who had performed as Apu's nephew in "Much Apu About Something") about the situation. Season 13 Episode 19 of The Simpsons resulted in a 0.00 rating in the 18-49 demographic. can even sell one if wanted, althugh its a GAS station-like store, these uslay more than … Manjula was arranged to be married to Apu Nahasapeemapetilon when she was three, in which she looked forward to it all her life but, Apu was to set out to the United States for college . Well, this is your father Apu's mother. 7-Elevens Get Kwik-E Makeover", "Not all Indians think Apu is a racist stereotype", "TruTV Greenlights Feature-Length Documentary and Pilot From Hari Kondabolu", "Apu actor 'willing to step aside' from role", "If you kill off Apu, why not the whole cast? The way that Apu gets caught cheating on Manjula just three years after their marriage is a critique on arranged marriages in general. "The Sweetest Apu" is the nineteenth episode of The Simpsons' thirteenth season. The Sweetest Apu. 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. With Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith. Manjula was arranged to be married to Apu Nahasapeemapetilon when she was three, in which she looked forward to it all her life[1] but, Apu was to set out to the United States for college. Marge and Homer concoct a plan to bring Manjula and Apu back together. 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. 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. 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