Nahasapeemapetilon familyApu Nahasapeemapetilon
is a fictional character
featured in The Simpsons television series
. He is the proprietor of the "Kwik-E-Mart" (a subsidiary of Nordyne Defense Dynamics), the local convenience store. He is an immigrant from India
, and like most Simpsons characters is a caricature of a common stereotype - that of the South Asian convenience store
owner. His catchphrase is "thank you, come again", cheerfully and dutifully repeated to customers after a transaction.
Apu is married to Manjula Nahasapeemapetilon, with octuplet children:
- Anoop Nahasapeemapetilon.
- Gheet Nahasapeemapetilon.
- Nabendu Nahasapeemapetilon.
- Poonam Nahasapeemapetilon.
- Pria Nahasapeemapetilon.
- Sandeep Nahasapeemapetilon.
- Sashi Nahasapeemapetilon.
- Uma Nahasapeemapetilon.
He is a naturalized US citizen, and holds a PhD
in computer science
. He graduated first in his class of nine million at Caltech -- the Calcutta Institute of Technology -- going on to earn his doctorate at the Springfield Heights Institute of Technology. His doctoral dissertation was the world's first computer program to play perfect tic-tac-toe
ruined it by plucking a random punch card out of the box along with several others and the comment, 'Hey, what's this
one do?' Apu promptly pitched it into the trash). He and his family are devotees of the Hindu gods Shiva
. During Apu's wedding, Homer attempted to play on their fear of the gods, and impersonated Ganesh. However, the impersonation was seen through by one of Apu's relatives and failed miserably.
Sanjay Nahasapeemapetilon is Apu's brother who helps him run the Kwik-E-Mart. Sanjay's daughter (and Apu's niece) is Pahusacheta Nahasapeemapetilon.
Homer: I am the God, Genesh! This wedding angers me. It will break up or all will die.
- "Foolish customer! You can not hurt a Twinkie!" (to Homer, after he smashes one. It bounces back into shape)
- "I can't believe you don't shut up."
- "I'm Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club band, I hope you will enjoy my show."
Apu: Oh God!
Homer: Please Listen to me!
Indian: Tu begin Ganesh. Ganesh by undercan deay ne!
("You are not Ganesh. Ganesh is graceful")Homer: Stop chasing Ganesh, you're just going to get more Wrath!
- See also : The Simpsons