Homer plays patsy for Kent Brockman's Action News and his hidden camera skills, or lack thereof, get Apu fired from the Kwik-E-Mart for selling expired meat. "The Sweetest Apu" was written by John Swartzwelder and directed by Matthew Nastuk.It features Inside the Actors Studio host James Lipton as himself. Perhaps you have a bee in your bonnet. [Stomps on the hat and runs out. ; The scene of Apu taking the bullet aimed at James Woods is similar to Clint Eastwood's actions in the film In the Line of Fire. It also features references to The New Yorker, photographer Richard Avedon and the film Wild Wild West.In its original broadcast, the episode was seen by approximately 7.1 million viewers and finished in 37th place in the ratings the week it aired. I always took the overcharging bit (penny candy et al.) PREVIOUS, Oct. 27, 11:56 AM: Producer and filmmaker Adi Shankar has said in an interview that Apu, the long-running convenience store owner from The Simpsons, may be out of the series. In 1985, Apu was a member of the barbershop quartet The Be Sharps, along with Homer Simpson, Barney Gumble, and Principal Seymour Skinner. Just go about your daily routine like I'm not wearing the hat. Lisa vs. Malibu Stacy. Woo! Apu's catchphrase "That is of great offence to my ancestors and family-but okay." Template:Pp-move-indef. not as a swipe at Apu or Indians per se but as a swipe at how convenience stores overcharge compared to regular stores. In the 1996 episode "Much Apu About Nothing," viewers learn that Kwik-E-Mart proprietor Apu is an illegal immigrant—he originally came to Springfield … Upon the advice of the band manager Nigel, Apu took the stage name "Apu de Beaumarchais" (a reference to … ; Homer's refusal to spy on Apu references to Lee Harvey Oswald. Some of the characters have returned to the show, sometimes in just brief speaking appearances, or 'in the crowd' scenes. When James Woods applies as the new Kwik-E-Mart cashier, he mentions films that featured him which are True Believer, Salvador, The Onion Field and Chaplin. Homer: Don't be alarmed, Apu. Still, there goes the best-damned employee a convenience store ever had." Apu: Your headgear seems to be emitting a buzzing noise, sir. Come again." Apu Nahasapeemapetilon[src] "Thank you! 9: Homer and Apu; Season Five. Also, I can’t prove it, but I’m 100% positive the bit with Homer is a riff on “A Shot in the Dark” – the sequel to the first Pink Panther movie with Peter Sellers. Homer: Bee? Apu moves in with the Simpsons, helping around the house. Matlock appears at the opening of a … Homer takes his story to "Bite Back," a TV watchdog programme, and Apu is subsequently fired by the Kwik-E-Mart corporation. "The Simpsons": In the episode "Homer and Apu," after an angry Kwik-E-Mart customer unsuccessfully attempts to vent his rage on an innocent package of Twinkies, Apu … The plot was inspired by the then-controversial "Teen Talk Barbie" dolls. Homer & Apu. Homer returns to the van, gasping for air] Apu, once in response to one of his octuplets "Alright." Agh-agh-agghh! Agh! Apu: Huh? However, after a song and dance routine, he reveals that he misses his old job, and decides to visit the original Kwik-E-Mart headquarters in India. Further information: List of characters in The Simpsons and List of recurring characters in The Simpsons The following is a list of one-time characters from the American animated television comedy series The Simpsons.. "(Referring to Homer) He slept, he stole, he was rude to the customers. The scene of Homer and Apu walking towards the airport carrying heavy backpacks references Lawrence of Arabia. Woo! Cultural references []. Apu "Okay, whatever." 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