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Encyclopedia > Apu Nahasapeemapetilon
The Simpsons character
Apu Nahasapeemapetilon
Gender Male
Hair color Bluish gray (sometimes black)
Job Owner of the Kwik-e-Mart
Relatives Wife: Manjula
Father: Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, Sr.
Mother: Mrs. Nahasapeemapetilon
Sons: Anoop, Nabendu, Sandeep and Gheet
Daughters: Uma, Poonam, Priya, Sashi
Brother: Sanjay
Niece: Pahusacheta
Nephew: Jamshed
Voice actor Hank Azaria
First appearance
The Simpsons "The Telltale Head"

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Contents

Profile

Apu is proprietor of the Kwik-E-Mart, a local convenience store. An immigrant from India who arrived in 1988, he is, like most Simpsons characters, a caricature of a common stereotype – in his case; the stereotype of the Indian convenience-store owner. His most defining characteristics are his Indian English and his indefatigable immigrant work ethic. His catchphrase is "Thank you, come again!" — cheerfully and dutifully repeated to customers (no matter how unpleasant) after each transaction, even after a robbery. According to episode 216, his favourite food is "ancestor chili". In the episode Lisa the Vegetarian, Apu reveals being a vegan. He has also been shot and robbed many times, often by Snake Jailbird. An exterior of a fictitious typical Kwik-E-Mart store. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Immigration is the act of moving to or settling in another country or region, temporarily or permanently. ... Indian English comprises several dialects or varieties of English spoken primarily in India, and/or by first generation Indian diaspora elsewhere in the world. ... Lisa the Vegetarian is the fifth episode of The Simpsons seventh season. ... Hens kept in cramped conditions — the avoidance of animal suffering is the primary motivation of people who become vegans A vegan is a person who avoids the ingestion or use of animal products. ... Snake Jailbird, voiced by Hank Azaria, is a fictional character from the animated TV series The Simpsons. ...


As the proprietor of the Kwik-E-Mart, Apu charges high prices for low quality products, which are often past their shelf life or otherwise unfit to consume. In "Lisa's Pony" Homer finds out he is the only person who eats the Kwik-E-Mart hot dogs, as they have never been moved from their display case. Apu seems to be the only person to know about the quality of the food, as he refuses to eat it, even when trapped inside the Kwik-E-Mart for 96 hours (near the end he thought he was a hummingbird). When Apu loses his job in Homer and Apu, he shouts "I don't want to live any more", and starts to eat a hot dog, only to be stopped by another worker saying "It's not worth it!" He has also told his children to never eat the food because it makes you "sickey". Since the Kwik-E-Mart is open 24 hours and on holidays, and Apu is usually the only employee, it is important to him to never close and to never leave his shift. On the rare times the store has to close, signs are posted saying such things as "We’re never closed (except today)" or "Closed for the first time ever". Shelf-life is the length of time that corresponds to a tolerable loss in quality of a processed food. ... Lisas Pony is episode eight of the The Simpsons third season, which aired on November 7, 1991. ... Homer Simpson is also a character in the book and film The Day of the Locust. ... A large hot dog with ketchup A hot dog is classified as a type of sausage or, alternatively, a sandwich on a suitably shaped bun with the sausage and condiments on it. ... For other uses, see Hummingbird (disambiguation). ... Homer and Apu is the thirteenth episode of The Simpsons fifth season, first aired on February 10, 1994. ... This article contains a trivia section. ... In the United States, a holiday is a day set aside by a nation or culture (in some cases, multiple nations and cultures) typically for celebration but sometimes for some other kind of special culture-wide (or national) observation or activity. ...

Apu in the Kwik-E-Mart in Los Angeles, transformed from 7-eleven

Apu is a U.S. citizen and holds a Ph.D. in computer science. He graduated first in his class of seven million at 'Caltech' — the Calcutta Institute of Technology — going on to earn his doctorate at the Springfield Heights Institute of Technology. He was also a brother of Alpha Pi Upsilon. His doctoral thesis was the world's first computer program to play perfect tic-tac-toe. (Years later, Apu trashed the program after Bart Simpson pulled out a random punch card and messed up the whole program.) Apu began working at the Kwik-E-Mart during his college years to pay off his student loan but never left. He remained an illegal immigrant until Mayor Quimby proposed a municipal law to expel all undocumented aliens. Apu responded by purchasing a forged birth certificate from the Springfield Mafia, which listed his parents as U.S. citizens Herb and Judy Nahasapeemapetilon, but when this failed, he successfully managed to pass his citizenship test with help from Lisa and Homer Simpson. During the early 1980s, Apu was a member of the barbershop quartet The Be Sharps, along with Homer Simpson, Barney Gumble and Seymour Skinner. Upon the advice of the band manager Nigel, Apu took the stage name Apu du Beaumarchais (a reference to Beaumarchais, author of The Barber of Seville). During a press conference, a reporter asked if Apu was actually Hindu, to which Apu responds, "By the many arms of Vishnu, I swear it is a lie." Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixelsFull resolution‎ (1,200 × 1,600 pixels, file size: 808 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Apu Nahasapeemapetilon in the Kwik-E-Mart in Los Angeles, CA. I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby release it into the... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixelsFull resolution‎ (1,200 × 1,600 pixels, file size: 808 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Apu Nahasapeemapetilon in the Kwik-E-Mart in Los Angeles, CA. I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby release it into the... An exterior of a fictitious typical Kwik-E-Mart store. ... For other uses, see 7-Eleven (disambiguation). ... // Possession of citizenship U.S. citizens have the right to participate in the political system of the United States (with most U.S. states having restrictions for felons, and federal restrictions on naturalized persons), are represented and protected abroad by the United States (through U.S. embassies and consulates), and... Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. ... Computer science, or computing science, is the study of the theoretical foundations of information and computation and their implementation and application in computer systems. ... California Institute of Technology The California Institute of Technology (commonly known as Caltech) is a private, coeducational university located in Pasadena, California, in the United States. ... This article is on Calcutta/Kolkata, the city. ... This article is about the thesis in academia. ... Tic-tac-toe, also called noughts and crosses and many other names, is a paper and pencil game between two players, O and X, who alternate in marking the spaces in a 3×3 board. ... For the comic book series of the same name, see Bart Simpson comics. ... Punched cards (or Hollerith cards, or IBM cards), are pieces of stiff paper that contain digital information represented by the presence or absence of holes in predefined positions. ... Student loans are loans offered to students to assist in payment of the costs of professional education. ... Illegal alien and Illegal aliens redirect here. ... Mayor Diamond Joe Quimby Joseph Joe Quimby, Jr. ... The Springfield Mafia is a fictional Italian Organized Crime Group based in Springfield in the animated television series The Simpsons. ... Lisa Marie Simpson is a character in the animated television series The Simpsons, voiced by Yeardley Smith; Lisa is the only character Smith voices on a regular basis. ... Homer Simpson is also a character in the book and film The Day of the Locust. ... The Dapper Dans, a barbershop quartet at Disney World Barbershop harmony, as codified during the barbershop revival era (1940s-present), is a style of a cappella, or unaccompanied vocal music characterized by consonant four-part chords for every melody note in a predominantly homophonic texture. ... Homers Barbershop Quartet is the first episode of The Simpsons fifth season. ... Homer Simpson is also a character in the book and film The Day of the Locust. ... Barnard Barney Gumble is a character on The Simpsons, voiced by Dan Castellaneta. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Beaumarchais Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais (January 24, 1732 - May 18, 1799) was, among other accomplishments, a writer and librettist. ... For the Beaumarchais play, see The Barber of Seville (play). ... This article discusses the adherents of Hinduism. ... Vishnu (IAST , Devanagari ), (honorific: Sri Vishnu) also known as Narayana is the Supreme Being (i. ...


Apu has been married to Manjula since the season nine episode "The Two Mrs. Nahasapeemapetilons" and in the season elevenepisode "Eight Misbehavin', she bore Octuplets: Anoop, Uma, Nabendu, Poonam, Priya, Sandeep, Sashi and Gheet. Apu Nahasapeemapetilon (sometimes spelled Nahasapeemapetilan) is a fictional character featured in The Simpsons television series. ... The Simpsons Season 9 DVD Digipak. ... The Two Mrs. ... The Simpsons 11th season (September 1999 - May 2000) began on Sunday, September 26, 1999 with Beyond Blunderdome. ... Eight Misbehavin is the seventh episode of the eleventh season of The Simpsons. ... Identical Triplet Sisters A multiple birth results when more than one human baby is born from a single pregnancy. ...

Manjula with Apu
Manjula with Apu

Apu and Manjula were wed through an arranged marriage. Despite trying to wriggle out of the arrangement at first, Apu was won over soon after meeting Manjula and the two actually did fall in love. Later, Manjula gave birth (in the episode Eight Misbehavin') to octuplets after receiving too many doses of fertility drugs from herself, Apu and the well-meaning, but non-synchronized, Simpsons. Image File history File links The_Simpsons_5F04. ... Image File history File links The_Simpsons_5F04. ... Marriage à-la-mode by William Hogarth: a satire on arranged marriages and prediction of ensuing disaster The purpose of an arranged marriage is to form a new family unit by marriage while respecting the chastity of all people involved. ... Eight Misbehavin is the seventh episode of the eleventh season of The Simpsons. ... Identical Triplet Sisters A multiple birth results when more than one human baby is born from a single pregnancy. ... Infertility primarily refers to the biological inability of a man or a woman to contribute to conception. ...


Apu and Manjula have a mostly happy marriage despite understandable marital problems caused by Apu's workaholic nature and long hours, the strain of caring for eight children, and an instance of infidelity by Apu with the Squishee lady. When Apu was unfaithful to Manjula, one of his punishments was to legally change his name to Slime Q. Slimedog. He and his family are devotees of the Hindu gods Shiva, Ganesha and Vishnu. Homer, in a misguided attempt to play on the bride and groom's families' fear of the gods, arrived at Apu's wedding dressed as the Hindu god Ganesha. The impersonation was called out by one of Apu's relatives, who exclaimed, "You are not Ganesh! Ganesh is graceful!" (Ironically the Simpsons used this same trick later to try to keep the couple from divorcing.) Before his marriage, Apu became known as the leading ladies' man in Springfield, because he holds a PhD and runs his own business. His sex appeal was enhanced when he admitted, "I'm not much of a talker, but I love to listen. I also like to design and build furniture and then to have a discussion about where it could be placed in a room." A workaholic is a person addicted to work. ... Look up infidelity in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... For other uses, see Shiva (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Ganesha (disambiguation). ... Vishnu (IAST , Devanagari ), (honorific: Sri Vishnu) also known as Narayana is the Supreme Being (i. ... For other uses, see Ganesha (disambiguation). ...


Sanjay, Apu's brother, helped run the Kwik-E-Mart. Sanjay's daughter is Pahasatira, and his son is Jamshed. They all shared the Nahasapeemapetilon surname. Apu has another younger brother, who is only mentioned in The Two Mrs. Nahasapeemapetilons. When Apu's and Manjula's parents were first arranging their marriage, Apu was shown as the oldest of three as shown on a chart. Apu also has a cousin living in India named Kavi, who helped Homer while he was in India. He works for several American companies taking service calls using American, cowboy and Jamaican accents. Kavi appeared in the episode Kiss Kiss Bang Bangalore, which is set in Bangalore. The Two Mrs. ... Kiss Kiss, Bang Bangalore is the seventeenth episode of the seventeenth season of The Simpsons, guest-starring Richard Dean Anderson. ...


Character

Creation

Apu's first name is a homage to the main character in the Apu trilogy directed by Satyajit Ray.[1] His surname is Nahasapeemapetilon and it was first used in the season four episode "A Streetcar Named Marge". It is a morphophonological blend of the name Pahasadee Napetilon, the full name of a schoolmate of Simpsons writer Jeff Martin.[2] Originally, Apu being Indian was thought to be too offensive and stereotypical and was going to be changed, but Hank Azaria's reading of the line "Hello, Mr. Homer" received a huge laugh, and so the concept stayed.[1] He took Apu's voice from the many Indian and Pakistani convenience store workers in Los Angeles that he had interacted with when he first moved to the area. He also loosely based it on Peter Sellers' character Hrundi V Bakshi from the film The Party, who Azaria thinks has a similar personality to Apu.[3] The Apu trilogy is a series of three films directed by Satyajit Ray. ... Satyajit Ray (Bengali:  ) (May 2, 1921–April 23, 1992) was a Bengali Indian filmmaker and polymath. ... The Simpsons Season 4 Digipak The Simpsons fourth season originally aired between September 1992 and May 1993, beginning on September 24, 1992. ... A Streetcar Named Marge is the second episode of The Simpsons fourth season. ... Morphophonology (also morphophonemics, morphonology) is a branch of linguistics which studies: The phonological structure of morphemes. ... This article is about the creation of words by combining words. ... Jeff Martin was a writer The Simpsons during the first four seasons. ... Hank Albert Azaria (born April 25, 1964 in Forest Hills, Queens, New York, United States) is an American actor, director, comedian and voice artist. ... Peter Sellers, CBE (8 September 1925 – 24 July 1980) was a British comedian and actor best known for his three roles in Dr. Strangelove and as Inspector Clouseau in The Pink Panther films. ... This article is about the film. ...


Appearances in other media

Apu was seen with his wife Manjula in the Head Museum during the film Bender's Big Score, a continuation of the series Futurama also by Groening Futurama: Benders Big Score is the proposed name of the straight-to-DVD movie based on the animated series Futurama to be released around Christmas 2007. ... This article is about the television series. ...


References

  1. ^ a b Joe Rhodes. "Flash! 24 Simpsons Stars Reveal Themselves", TV Guide, 2000-10-21. Retrieved on 2007-08-15. 
  2. ^ Martin, Jeff. (2004). The Simpsons season 4 DVD commentary for the episode "A Streetcar Named Marge" [DVD]. 20th Century Fox.
  3. ^ Azaria, Hank. Interview with Terry Gross. Fresh Air. National Public Radio. WHYY, Philadelphia. 2004-12-06. Retrieved on 2007-08-15.

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External links

  • Apu's profile at TheSimpsons.com

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Apu Nahasapeemapetilon - definition of Apu Nahasapeemapetilon - Labor Law Talk Dictionary (559 words)
Apu is married to Manjula Nahasapeemapetilon, with octuplet children: Anoop, Geet, Nabendu, Poonam, Pria, Sandeep, Sashi and Uma
Apu and Manjula have a mostly happy marriage, despite understandable marital problems caused by Apu's workaholism, the strain of caring for eight children, and a single instance of infidelity by Apu.
During the early 80's Apu was a member of the barbershop quartet the The Be Sharps, which also consisted of Homer Simpson, Barney Gumble and Seymour Skinner.
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