Apu struggles with fatherhood after Manjula gives birth to octuplets.



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Episode cast overview:
Vincent Price / Homer Simpson / Gil / Reporter / Delivery Man / Stage Manager (voice)
Marge Simpson (voice)
Bart Simpson (voice)
Lisa Simpson (voice)
Captain McAllister / Allen Wrench / Apu Nahasapeemapetilon / Husband / Forklift Truck Driver / Christopher / Chief Wiggum (voice)
Ned Flanders / Dr. Hibbert / Kent Brockman / Man Riding Ostrich (voice)
Larry Kidkill (voice)
Himself (voice)
Edna Krabappel (voice)
Channel 3 Reporter / Wife (voice)


Apu's wife Manjula gives birth to octuplets,making them celebrities and giving them free baby care goods - though these are withdrawn after a Shelbyville woman has nine babies. Exhausted by child care Apu allows showman Larry Kidkill to exhibit his children at the zoo but instantly regrets it and gets Homer to help him rescue them. Unfortunately they are caught and,in exchange for the babies' return, Homer must perform on a trick-cycle whilst being attacked by snakes. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Animation | Comedy


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Release Date:

21 November 1999 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Just like the number of kids Apu and Manjula have, their apartment number is 8. See more »


When Homer says to Apu, "Whoa! Too much information! Thanks for the mental picture," his arms immediately jump from pointing to Apu to motioning to his ears. A similar animation jump occurs just a few seconds later with Apu, when he takes a carton of ice cream out from the cooler and hands it to Homer. See more »


Manjula: Oh, little Maggie, aren't you cute with your little bow.
[does baby-talk]
Marge: Maggie loves baby talk.
Manjula: That was Hindi.
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References Oh! Calcutta! (1972) See more »


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Music by John Mellencamp
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Eight is enough
21 July 2017 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The first episode of the 11th series to not focus on The Simpsons themselves, this episode instead focuses on everyone's favourite shopkeeper, Apu, and he ends up with eight children.

While not the strongest episode of the series, there are a lot of fun lines here, as well as some jibes at the way that the news lose interest in stories quickly.

I enjoyed this episode.

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