Apu Nahasapeemapetilon is a recurring character in the American animated television series The Simpsons.
28 Facts About Apu Nahasapeemapetilon
Apu Nahasapeemapetilon is an Indian immigrant proprietor who runs the Kwik-E-Mart, a popular convenience store in Springfield, and is known for his catchphrase, "Thank you, come again".
Apu Nahasapeemapetilon was voiced by Hank Azaria and first appeared in the episode "The Telltale Head".
Apu Nahasapeemapetilon was named in honor of the title character of The Apu Trilogy by Satyajit Ray.
The final time that Azaria voiced Apu Nahasapeemapetilon was in the season 29 premiere "The Serfsons" in 2017; since then, Apu Nahasapeemapetilon has appeared as a background character.
Apu Nahasapeemapetilon is a naturalized US citizen, and he holds a Ph.
Apu Nahasapeemapetilon 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.
In 1985, Apu Nahasapeemapetilon was a member of the barbershop quartet The Be Sharps, along with Homer Simpson, Barney Gumble, and Principal Seymour Skinner.
Apu Nahasapeemapetilon is a dietary vegan, as revealed in the season 7 episode "Lisa the Vegetarian".
Apu Nahasapeemapetilon spends the days following the auction on a whirlwind of dates, which suddenly end when his mother announces his arranged marriage to a woman named Manjula, whom he had not seen since childhood.
Apu Nahasapeemapetilon tries to get out of the arrangement at first, with Marge Simpson pretending to be his wife, until Apu Nahasapeemapetilon's mother finds her with Homer.
Sanjay, Apu Nahasapeemapetilon's brother, helps run the Kwik-E-Mart.
Apu has another younger brother, who is only mentioned in "The Two Mrs Nahasapeemapetilons", where Apu was shown on a chart as the oldest of three.
Apu Nahasapeemapetilon has a cousin living in India named Kavi, voiced by Azaria, who helped Homer while he was in India.
Apu Nahasapeemapetilon makes an appearance in The Simpsons: Road Rage as a passenger and unlockable playable character.
Apu Nahasapeemapetilon is a character players acquire fairly early on in the open-ended online game The Simpsons: Tapped Out.
Apu Nahasapeemapetilon first appeared in the season one episode "The Telltale Head".
Apu Nahasapeemapetilon loosely based it on Peter Sellers' character Hrundi V Bakshi from the film The Party, who Azaria thinks has a similar personality to Apu.
Apu Nahasapeemapetilon's first name is an homage to the main character in The Apu Nahasapeemapetilon Trilogy directed by Satyajit Ray.
Apu Nahasapeemapetilon's surname is Nahasapeemapetilon, and it was first used in the episode "A Streetcar Named Marge".
Apu Nahasapeemapetilon wanted to get the voice perfect, so in between takes she listened to tapes of Azaria reading lines for Apu, to make sure her voice could realistically be Apu's mother's.
Apu Nahasapeemapetilon is one of the most prominent South Asian characters on primetime television in the United States.
Apu Nahasapeemapetilon's image has been widely licensed, on items ranging from board games to auto air fresheners.
Mike Reiss, The Simpsons' longtime writer and producer, acknowledged the problem, and pointed out that Apu Nahasapeemapetilon had not had a line in the show for the last three years.
Apu Nahasapeemapetilon stated that Apu is portrayed very positively, smarter than every other character except for Lisa, and that the show was much ruder about other characters like Ned Flanders, Krusty and Groundskeeper Willie.
Apu Nahasapeemapetilon 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.
Apu Nahasapeemapetilon recognized how his work had hurt Indian Americans and wanted to start making amends.
Apu Nahasapeemapetilon's apology was cold comfort, given my past, but the validation and acknowledgment still mattered.