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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Homer Simpson / Kwik-E-Mart Customer #1 / Homeless Man #1 / Monkeys / Barney Gumble / Squeaky-Voiced Teen / Grampa / Christian / Train Announcer (voice)
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Bart Simpson (voice)
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Lisa Simpson (voice)
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Apu Nahasapeemapetilon / Man with Neck Damage / Homeless Man #2 (voice)
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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)
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Martin Prince / Mother / Kwik-E-Mart Official #2 / Jimbo Jones (voice)
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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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Syndication cuts part after the "Who needs the Kwik-E-Mart" song where Homer says, "He lied to us through song. I hate when people do that." See more »

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[Homer and Apu on a quest through the Himalayas to get Apu's job back]
Apu: There it is, the world's first convenience store.
Homer: This isn't very convenient.
Apu: Must you knock on everything we do?
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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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