Apu Nahasapeemapetilon

Apu Nahasapeemapetilon is one of the most interesting characters on The Simpsons. He is voiced by Hank Azaria. He has starred in several of The Simpsons episodes, including episodes about his religion and episodes about the Kwik-E-Mart.

Let's look at Apu's best episodes.

"Much Apu About Nothing"

In Season 7's "Much Apu About Nothing," Homer gets legislation passed to keep bears out of Springfield, but because it bans illegal immigrants, Apu is in danger of being deported, unless he becomes a citizen of the United States. Despite Homer's help, Apu passes the test with flying colors.

Favorite quote: Homer says, "We're here! We're queer! And we don't want any more bears!"

"Homer and Apu"

In Season 5's "Homer and Apu," Homer gets Apu fired during a hidden camera investigation. Because he feels guilty, Homer invites Apu to live with the Simpsons until he can find another job. Apu wins his job at the Kwik-E-Mart back after he takes a bullet for the new cashier, James Woods.

Favorite quote: "Who needs the Kwik-E-Mart? I do!"

"Homer the Heretic"

In Season 4's "Homer the Heretic," Apu, as chief of the Springfield volunteer fire department, is instrumental in putting out the fire at "the ol' Simpson" house.

Favorite quote:

Reverend. Lovejoy says, "No, Homer. God didn't burn your house down, but he was working in the hearts of your friends be they Christian, Jew, or... miscellaneous." Apu explains, "Hindu. There are seven hundred million of us." To which Lovejoy replies, "Aw, that's super."

"The Two Mrs. Nahasapeemapetilons"

In Season 9's "The Two Mrs. Nahasapeemapetilons," Apu's mother is coming to the United States to visit. Apu pretends he is married to Marge in order to avoid marrying his pre-arranged wife. As it turns out, Manjula is beautiful, and he agrees to marry her.

Favorite quote:

Marge says, "Thanks for helping us out, Reverend. I know you've never performed a Hindu ceremony before." Reverend Lovejoy replies, "Well, Christ is Christ."

"Eight Misbehavin'"

In Season 11's "Eight Misbehavin'," Manjula gives birth to octuplets To help keep up with their increased expenses, they agree to put the babies in a show. Their eight children named Anoop, Gheet, Nabendu, Poonam, Pria, Sandeep, Sashi, and Uma.

Favorite quote: In the throes of passion, Apu exclaims, "Oh, Calcutta!"

"Lisa the Vegetarian"

In Season 7's "Lisa the Vegetarian," Lisa gives up eating meat after the family visits the petting zoo. She finds solace on the roof of the Kwik-E-Mart while Apu talks about his own vegetarian lifestyle.

Favorite quote: Homer and Bart chant, "You don't win friends with sal-ad! You don't win friends with sal-ad!"

"A Streetcar Named Marge"

In Season 4's "A Streetcar Named Marge," Apu plays a "simple paperboy" in Springfield's musical, showing off his near-soprano vocal range.

Favorite quote: "Oh, what's a simple paperboy... to do!"


Apu's convenience store has been the setting for several big events on The Simpsons. Not only has it been robbed several times by Snake, but also Jasper was discovered in the freezer in "Lisa the Simpson." In "Lisa the Vegetarian," Apu shows Lisa his secret passage to the roof through the freezer case marked "Non-Alcoholic Beer."

More Quotes

"Ah! The searing kiss of hot lead; how I misssed you! I mean, I think I'm dying." - "Homer and Apu"

"I can't believe you don't shut up." - "The Two Mrs. Nahasapeemapetilons"

"Yes, I finked on Homer, but, you know, he deserved it. Never have I seen such abuse of the take-a-penny-leave-a-penny tray." - "Behind the Laughter"

"Oh, hallelujah. Our problems are solved. We have banana bread." - "Eight Misbehavin'"