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‘The Problem with Apu’ Trailer: New Documentary Looks at Negative Impact of Classic ‘Simpsons’ Character

27 July 2017 9:40 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

In the history of “The Simpsons,” few characters outside the title family have had as much cultural impact as Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, the Springfield convenience store owner. Comedian Hari Kondabolu is out to show why that might be a problem.

The trailer for the upcoming truTV documentary “The Problem with Apu” shows Kondabolu’s conversations with a number of South Asian actors and comedians, including Kal Penn, Hasan Minhaj, and Sakina Jaffrey, all talking about how the character has affected their personal and professional lives.

Read MoreHari Kondabolu and W. Kamau Bell Get Political In New Comedy Podcast

In addition to these actors, this first look also shows a bit of Kondabolu’s conversation with Dana Gould, former “Simpsons” writer and current “Stan Against Evil” showrunner.

Listeners of “Politically Re-Active,” the podcast that he hosts with W. Kamau Bell, know that Kondabolu has been working on this project for a while. »

- Steve Greene

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‘The Problem with Apu’ Trailer: New Documentary Looks at Negative Impact of Classic ‘Simpsons’ Character

27 July 2017 9:40 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

In the history of “The Simpsons,” few characters outside the title family have had as much cultural impact as Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, the Springfield convenience store owner. Comedian Hari Kondabolu is out to show why that might be a problem.

The trailer for the upcoming truTV documentary “The Problem with Apu” shows Kondabolu’s conversations with a number of South Asian actors and comedians, including Kal Penn, Hasan Minhaj, and Sakina Jaffrey, all talking about how the character has affected their personal and professional lives.

Read MoreHari Kondabolu and W. Kamau Bell Get Political In New Comedy Podcast

In addition to these actors, this first look also shows a bit of Kondabolu’s conversation with Dana Gould, former “Simpsons” writer and current “Stan Against Evil” showrunner.

Listeners of “Politically Re-Active,” the podcast that he hosts with W. Kamau Bell, know that Kondabolu has been working on this project for a while. »

- Steve Greene

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‘The Problem With Apu’ Trailer: Doc Shreds ‘Simpsons’ Most Stereotypical Character (Video)

27 July 2017 9:32 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

A lot of people have a problem with “The Simpson” character Apu Nahasapeemapetilon — and Hari Kondabolu just happens to be the one who made a movie about it. In the appropriately titled “The Problem With Apu,” the comedian confronts his long-standing “nemesis”: the heavily stereotyped Indian convenience store owner on “The Simpsons.” Watch the trailer for Kondabolu’s feature-length documentary above, a sneak peek that begins on a conversation with Kal Penn. The “Lone Survivor” star and “Harold and Kumar” alum says he “dislikes” the generally revered Fox animated series solely based on that one character. Also Read: Amy Sedaris' truTV Homemaking Series. »

- Tony Maglio

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