Comedian Hari Kondabolu on Making ‘The Problem With Apu’ – Variety

Variety| Sun Nov 19 16:55:17 EST 2017
On Sunday night, Comedian Hari Kondabolu hosts an one-hour special on TruTV about Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, “The Simpsons'” neighborhood convenience store owner and operator who’s been voiced by Hank Azaria for nearly 30 years. “The Problem with Apu” interviews South Asian-Americans in the media about their experience of growing up with Apu as the only representative of their culture on American television. Kondabolu’s mission to dissect the subtext of Apu comes from his own love for “The Simpsons,” which was always marred by Azaria’s character; he was bullied with the character’s signature line, “Thank you come again,” and credits his frustration with Apu as one of the reasons he pursued..

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