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APU (ah-POO)

Fictional convenience store clerk on “The Simpsons”
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: 4 times a year
Frequency in English language: 24648 / 86800
Apu lives the rock star dream

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.

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