Homer participates in a hidden camera investigation of unsanitary food preparation at the Kwik-E-Mart, which costs Apu his job. Apu then enlists Homer's help on a journey to India to get his job back, while James Woods becomes the new Kwik-E-Mart clerk, as part of his research for a film project. Written by
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This episode had been written for Michael Caine
as the guest star, the joke being that Caine's propensity for appearing in anything also included working in the Kwik-E-Mart. When Caine turned down the offer, the role was rewritten for James Woods
with the joke that he was working at the Kwik-E-Mart because he was researching a role. See more
Apu, if it makes you feel any better, I've learned that life is just one crushing defeat after another until you finally just wish Flanders was dead.
References The Hard Way