The Simpsons: Season 5, Episode 13

Homer and Apu (10 Feb. 1994)

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When Homer becomes ill after eating contaminated food bought at the Kwik-E-Mart, Apu is fired from his job.



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Episode cast overview:
Homer Simpson / Kwik-E-Mart Customer #1 / Homeless Man #1 / Monkeys / Barney Gumble / Squeaky-Voiced Teen / Grampa / Christian / Train Announcer (voice)
Bart Simpson (voice)
Lisa Simpson (voice)
Apu Nahasapeemapetilon / Man with Neck Damage / Homeless Man #2 (voice)
Kwik-E-Mart Customer #2 / Dr. Hibbert / TV Announcer / Kent Brockman / Kwik-E-Mart Official #1 / Monstromart Announcer / Hare Krishna / President and C&E of Kwik-E-Mart / Thief / Dr. Hibbert (voice)
James Woods (voice)
Comedian (voice)
Martin Prince / Mother / Kwik-E-Mart Official #2 / Jimbo Jones (voice)


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 Anonymous

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Animation | Comedy





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10 February 1994 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


According to the list on the Kwik-E-Mart cash register, they do not accept checks from the following people: Chief Wiggum, Reverend Lovejoy, Homer J. Simpson, Homer S. Simpson, H. J. Simpson, Homor Simpson, and Homer J. Fong. See more »


Homer: 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.
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References The Shining (1980) See more »


Who Needs the Kwik-E-Mart?
Written by Alf Clausen and Greg Daniels
Performed by Hank Azaria, Nancy Cartwright, Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner and Yeardley Smith
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Simpsons deal with India
28 December 2009 | by (Konstanz, Germany) – See all my reviews

I have to admit that The Simpsons have been a blind spot for me in the last twenty years - of course I noticed their reflection in the news, but hardly ever watched an episode of theirs on TV (well, I hardly ever watch TV at all, except when hospitalized :). In preparation for this year's Xmas season, I presented myself with their Season 1.. and liked it so much that I bought 2..5, 8, 11 as well, and am now going through them with much enjoyment.

This episode amazed me so much that I just have to comment on it. Apu, the Indian manager of Springfield Kwik-E-Mart, has been around since Season 1, but here he is starring for the first time (and India with him). Appropriately we get to see his song & dance number, as typical with Bollywood movies, as well as clips from a mock Indian film (with more song & dance), and an adventurous voyage to India as well. Hilarious, as befits a comedy, but also sensible about the serious reality behind the topics (take Apu's and Homer's brief discussion of Karma, for instance).

As I love Indian movies, I enjoyed this episode so very much. The only thing I missed were silly police inspectors driving around in khaki-colored jeeps..

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