The Simpsons

The Two Mrs. Nahasapeemapetilons

Season 9, Ep 7, Aired 11/16/97
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  • Episode Description
  • Springfield has a bachelor auction, but none of Springfield's bachelors are the least bit attractive. Five women pool their money together and bid on Apu. They share him and he becomes quite the ladies' man. He is discussing his new life with Homer when his mother's letter arrives, reminding him that he has to have an arranged marriage. He tells his mother that he is already married, so she comes to meet his wife. Homer lets him pretend that Marge is his wife and Apu and his mother stay with the Simpsons. While Homer is pretending to not be married to Marge, he discovers the joys of living in a retirement home. Apu's mother hates Marge and she eventually figures it out the deception, so she goes on with plans for Apu's arranged marriage. Everyone shows up for Apu's marriage and Homer tries unsuccessfully to stop the ceremony. Apu finds to his surprise that his wife is a wonderful woman, and decides to marry her as planned.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Julie Kavner

    Marge Simpson, Patty Bouvier, and Selma Bouvier

  • Harry Shearer

    Mr. Burns, Ned Flanders, Principal Skinner, Waylon Smithers, Kent Brockman, and others

  • Dan Castellaneta

    Homer Simpson, Grampa Simpson, Barney Gumble, Krusty the Clown, Groundskeeper Willie, and others

  • Nancy Cartwright

    Bart Simpson, Nelson Muntz, Ralph Wiggum, Todd Flanders, and others

  • Yeardley Smith

    Lisa Simpson

  • Fan Reviews (8)
  • this was a good ep

    By cube2k8, May 23, 2010

  • Apu Gets Married

    By futuramarama, Jan 24, 2010

  • Apu gives in...

    By twilightboy, May 13, 2008

  • Apu is enjoying his new found bachelorhood when suddenly He is called to go through with his arranged marriage.

    By codename11, Jan 27, 2008

  • an episode in which we will never forget because a new character is being introduced into the story!!!

    By Iverson82094, Jan 25, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (29)

    • (Homer, wearing an elephant mask, tries to stop Apu's wedding) Homer: I am the god, Ganesh! This wedding angers me. It will break up or all will die. Apu: (embarrassed) Oh God! Homer: Please listen to me! (makes elephant noise) Indian: (in Hindi) You are not Ganesh! Ganesh is graceful! (he chases after Homer) Homer: Stop chasing Ganesh, you're just going to get more wrath!

    • (After seeing a mouse being crushed by the elephant.) Apu: Lucky mouse.

    • Apu: Can you believe it? Tradition forbids me to even look at the woman who I am going to spend the rest of my life with. Has the whole world gone crazy? Homer: Nope. Just your screwy country.

    • Homer: Moe, what do you recommend for severe depression? Moe: Booze, booze and more booze.

    • Apu: But the fact that I have staged this ridiculous farce proves to you how much I do not want to go through with this arranged marriage. Apu's Mother: Oh, I didn't realise how strongly you felt Apu! Now wipe that smile off your face. We have a wedding to plan!

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    Notes (6)

    • In the scene where Bart is burning hymns to make the fire sacred, he was originally burning pages from the Bible, but the editor thought that was a little over the top and had it changed.

    • According to the Nahasapeemapetilon family chart, Apu has two brothers (including Sanjay), and he's the oldest out of his brothers.

    • Blackboard Joke: None. Couch Gag: The couch in the TV room is a wall. Bart comes in and spray paints the family on the wall, then signs his "masterpiece" with "El Barto".

    • This is Luann's last speaking episode, enjoy her voice for now, until she returns in season 14's "A Star is Re-Born Again".

    • In the scene where Apu is riding on an elephant, Bart says that he wishes he had one. Lisa says, "You did. His name was Stampy, you loved him." Stampy was from Bart's Elephant.

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    Trivia (5)

    • When Homer is greeting the old people when he is hiding out at the Retirement Castle, he greets someone named Asa. Asa Phelps died in the "…Hellfish" episode, unless this is a different Asa.

    • The plot for this episode appears on a collector card in level 5 of The Simpsons: Hit & Run video game.

    • Captain McAllister says "I'm not attractive" but close captioning says "I'll go quietly".

    • Close captioning at auction has words for "My Guy" but only the music to that song is heard.

    • The wheels on Homer's wheelchair got bigger once he was seated.

    Allusions (5)

    • Ben Hur: The scene where Homer and the old man race in wheelchairs and their wheels clash is similar to the chariot scene of Ben Hur.

    • The Foreigner song "Hot Blooded" plays over Apu's bachelor binge.

    • Harry Shearer The name of a hair salon seen in this episode, "Hairy Shearers," is a take on The Simpsons voice actor Harry Shearer's name.

    • The episode title is a play on the 1947 Peter Godfrey film "The Two Mrs. Carrolls."

    • Apu's possible new haircuts resemble: Rachel from Friends. Rapper Coolio.

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