Apu Nahasapeemapetilon first appeared on The Simpsons on this day in 1990

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APU (ah-POO)

Fictional convenience store clerk on “The Simpsons”

Common clues: "The Simpsons" shop owner; "The Simpsons" clerk; Kwik-E-Mart clerk; Mr. Nahasapeemapetilon of “The Simpsons”; Homer Simpson's donut supplier

Crossword puzzle frequency: 3 times a year

Frequency in English language: 24648 / 86800

News: The best episodes

Video: Apu Fakes His Citizenship!

Homer, you are asleep at your post! Now go change the expiration dates on the dairy products! - Apu Nahasapeemapetilon

Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, Ph.D. (briefly known legally as Slime Q. Slimedog; see The Sweetest Apu) is a fictional character featured on The Simpsons television series. Voiced by Hank Azaria.

He is proprietor of the Springfield Kwik-E-Mart (a subsidiary of Nordyne Defense Dynamics), a local convenience store. An immigrant from India, he is, like most Simpsons characters, a caricature of a common stereotype — in his case, that of the South Asian convenience-store owner. His most defining characteristics are his exaggerated Indian English, and his indefatigable immigrant work ethic. His catchphrase is "Thank you, come again!" — cheerfully and dutifully repeated to customers (no matter how unpleasant) after each transaction, even after a robbery.

His first name is an homage to the main character in the Apu trilogy directed by Satyajit Ray. Many of his mannerisms, his intelligence, and even the appearance of his parents mirror this character. His surname, Nahasapeemapetilon, is a morphophonological blend of the name Pahasadee Napetilon, the full name of a schoolmate of Simpsons writer Jeff Martin.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Apu".  

APU (156) 19 We >1 08 "The Simpsons" storekeeper

9 Tu >1 04 Storekeeper on "The Simpsons"

8 We >1 09 "The Simpsons" shopkeeper

7 We- >1 05 Kwik-E-Mart clerk on "The Simpsons"

5 Tu+ >1 97 Kwik-E-Mart owner on "The Simpsons"

4 We >1 08 Kwik-E-Mart proprietor on "The Simpsons"

4 We CSy 05 Mr. Nahasapeemapetilon of "The Simpsons"

4 We+ >1 08 Squishee seller on "The Simpsons"

4 Tu+ >1 04 Storekeeper in "The Simpsons"

3 Tu+ >1 07 "The Simpsons" clerk

3 Th >1 07 "The Simpsons" store owner

3 We- >1 08 Kwik-E-Mart clerk

3 We- >1 03 Store owner on "The Simpsons"

2 Tu- >1 07 "Much ___ About Nothing" ("The Simpsons" episode)

2 Th- >1 04 "The Simpsons" grocery owner

2 We- LAT 06 "The Simpsons" shop owner

2 We >1 07 Clerk on "The Simpsons"

2 Th- >1 08 Father of octuplets on "The Simpsons"

2 Th >1 09 Homer Simpson's donut supplier

2 Th- >1 08 Kwik-E-Mart proprietor

04 Member of the barbershop quartet The B-Sharps on "The Simpsons"

2 Sa- NYT 09 Satyajit Ray's "The ___ Trilogy"

2 Fr >1 05 Seller of Squishees on "The Simpsons"

2 We Tau 09 Springfield clerk