‘Simpsons’ Character at Center of TV Documentary

Sep 27, 2017  •  Post A Comment

An upcoming TV documentary promises to give viewers a different impression of the familiar character Apu from the long-running Fox animated sitcom “The Simpsons.”

truTV announced today that “The Problem With Apu” will premiere Nov. 19. In the hour-long film, creator and star Hari Kondabolu, a South Asian-American comedian, confronts his long-standing “nemesis,” Apu Nahasapeemapetilon — better known as the Indian convenience store owner on “The Simpsons.”

The doc delves into Kondabolu’s personal struggle with Apu while also dealing with broader issues about minority media representation and stereotyping.

The project features interviews with Aziz Ansari, Kal Penn, Whoopi Goldberg, W. Kamau Bell, Aasif Mandvi, Hasan Minhaj, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Aparna Nancherla and others.

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Here’s an entertaining trailer for the project …


  1. Indians don’t only drive cabs, run delis or are doctors!!!

    (They also own liquor stores. . . . )

  2. Really? This is such a problem for you? Just own it and be proud of your heritage!

  3. I live in the Midwest – does Fargo offend me? NO!!

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