The Simpsons

Season 11 Episode 7

Eight Misbehavin'

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Nov 21, 1999 on FOX
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Episode Summary

Apu decides it's time to have children. When he and Manjula don't have any luck conceiving, they get some advice from Homer. Nine months later, Manjula gives birth to octuplets. The free stuff donated to them helps them out, but them a couple from Shelbyville gives birth to nine babies and the free stuff dries up. Then the owner of the local zoo makes an offer to help out, but the catch is the babies are going to be put on display.moreless

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  • Octuplets

    Apu and Manjula both think it's time to have kids. When they have trouble, Homer helps them oput. Soon, the day comes. But she gives birth to, not 1, not 2, but 8 babies. The new family soon becomes very, very popular around Springfield. They get free supplies, but they see that another couple gave birth to nine babies. Soon, Apu and Manjula are left with nothing. The Springfield Zoo offers to give them a nice home. But the catch is, the babies are put on display. So it's up to Apu and Homer to free them.

    This was a pretty good episode. There were many great parts, but also, many parts were boring.

    Overall Grade:85%/B+moreless
  • 8 kids?!

    Apu and Manjula want kids so they take fertility pills. Not telling each other, they are shocked and happy when Manjula have 8 babies at once.

    Soon everyone is happy with this accomplishment. But hey, 8 isn't a big deal when a woman in Shelby ville has 9.

    So Apu and Manjula are stuck with their babies and not anymore special treatment they had. They meet Larry Kidkill who puts the babies in a show called OCtopia.

    But Apu and Manjula do not like the show and want their babies back, but Larry refuses.

    Homer and Apu break into the zoo to save the babies. All else is normal.

    Barely funny at all with a lame endingmoreless
  • Apu and Manjula have 8 kids at once.

    This is just another example of how the Simpsons have started to crank out this crazy and wacky stories, but that does not mean that this was not a good episode. This surely was an entertaining episode. One of my favorite gags of the whole episode was when we find out how many people actually slip fertility drugs into Manjula. Also, the floor show with the octuplets was very comical, and even the guy that ran the exhibit at the zoo was named Mr. Kidkill haha. It was just a good episode all around. Was it the best of the season? NO, but it was a fun episode to watch.moreless
  • Very funny. See review on opinoin.

    Apu decides it's time to have children. When he and Manjula don't have any luck conceiving, they get some advice from Homer. Nine months later, Manjula gives birth to octuplets. The free stuff donated to them helps them out, but them a couple from Shelbyville gives birth to nine babies and the free stuff dries up. Then the owner of the local zoo makes an offer to help out, but the catch is the babies are going to be put on display. I loved to see APu and Manjula getting kids and there tired over workered faces. A very good ending to say the least. Give it a watch.moreless
  • eight are on the way

    a epiode that really jumped the sharks but really brought down the quality of apus chartacter

    the episode starts off at the mall with the simpson family eating and apu and manjula come over and decide they want a baby and adfter many unsuccesful attempts of sex manjula finaly gets pregnat but its not what apu thought they now have eight babys but raisong babys is harder than they thought and the two now have become jerks. but aou finaly has the chance at peace and quiet by putting the eight in a zoo where they realize that this is not the best idea.moreless
Julie Kavner

Julie Kavner

Marge Simpson, Patty Bouvier, and Selma Bouvier

Harry Shearer

Harry Shearer

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

Dan Castellaneta

Dan Castellaneta

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

Nancy Cartwright

Nancy Cartwright

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

Yeardley Smith

Yeardley Smith

Lisa Simpson

Hank Azaria

Hank Azaria

Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, Moe Szyslak, Chief Wiggum, Comic Book Guy, Lou, and others

Garry Marshall

Garry Marshall

Larry Kidkill

Guest Star

Butch Patrick

Butch Patrick


Guest Star

Marcia Wallace

Marcia Wallace

Edna Krabappel

Recurring Role

Jan Hooks

Jan Hooks

Manjula Nahasapeemapetilon

Recurring Role

Frank Welker

Frank Welker

Santa's Little Helper and Additional Animal Voices

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (4)

  • QUOTES (22)

    • Flanders: They can be a real handful ... of joy.
      Apu: Shut up.
      Flanders: They'll fill your lives with ...
      Apu: Just shut up.
      Flanders (quickly): Can't put a price on a miracle!
      Apu: I can't believe you don't shut up!

    • Alan Wrench: You put it together yourself! All you need is me, Alan Wrench!
      Homer: He's named after what he is.
      Bart: Hey, cool costume!
      Alan Wrench: (Robotic voice) It's not a costume. They found me in a meteor!
      Marge: Where do you keep your sparkplugs?
      Alan Wrench: (Normal voice) Sparkplugs? Third aisle. (Robotic, to Bart) Help! I need tungsten to live! Tungsten!

    • Apu: Well if the police won't help us I guess we'll just have to take the law into our own hands.
      Chief Wiggum: Yeah, yeah a lot of people are doing that these days.

    • Marge: Apu told me all eight babies have colic. Although he thinks one or two might just be going along with the crowd.

    • Manjula (very pregnant): Apu, do you still find me attractive?
      Apu: Of course, sweetheart. You are beautiful and silky and manageable.
      Manjula: You are reading that off a conditioner bottle!

    • Reporter: I'm here at Shelbyville Hospital, where a local woman has just given birth to nine - that's right - nine babies.
      Husband: Some say eight babies is a blessing, but they don't know joy of nine.
      Reporter: Would you say you're on cloud nine?
      Husband/Wife: We're on cloud nine!
      Apu: Oh, they even have a better sound byte than us.

    • Reporter: Would you say you and your babies have a love-eight relationship?
      Apu: Aha. Absolutely, yes.
      Reporter: No! Say it! We need a sound byte!
      Apu: (annoyed) We have a love-eight relationship!

    • Homer: Man, the last nine months sure were crazy.
      Bart: I'll say. I learned the true meaning of Columbus Day.
      Marge: I enjoyed a brief but memorable stint as Sideshow Marge.
      Lisa: I became the most popular girl in school, but blew it by being conceited.
      Bart: And then I learned the true meaning of winter.

    • Apu: (reading script) Gee, Betsy, it's such a nice night. Why don't we go all the way?
      Manjula: (reading script) But Greg, my Dad will kill me! And, you have that scholarship to Ivy League State.
      Apu: Loosen up, baby. Tomorrow, I'm shipping off to Vietnam. (stops reading) I, I thought I was going to Ivy League State.
      Homer: My mistake, stay in the moment.
      Manjula: Just don't forget me on your dinosaur bone-digging-up trip.
      Homer: And that's my cue to exit.

    • Butch Patrick: Hey, I'm a Notary, so I've got that going, too!

    • Butch Patrick: It's safe to leave your children in the hands of Mr. Kidkill.

    • Apu: Banana Bread? Eh, what the Hell were you thinking?!… Banana bread--I apologize, I apologize again. As a token of forgiveness, please take this baby.
      Marge: Woo! (Gets her hands on baby)
      Homer: (blocks Marge) No, Marge, NO!!!!

    • Choreographer: (Giving notes to an assistant) Work with Dazzle--She's a lox out there.

    • (Looking at lottery pregnancy test)
      Apu and Manjula: Baby, baby... Pirate?

    • Marge: I know you have your hands full with the babies, so I made you some banana bread.
      Apu: Hallelujah! All of our problems are solved! We have banana bread!

    • Marge: Maybe you should hire a nanny.
      Apu: And what am I supposed to pay her with, banana bread? I'm sorry, I'm really--Banana bread! What in the hell were you thinking?!

    • Dr Hibbert: Did any of you slip this woman fertility drugs?
      (Everyone raises their hand)
      Homer: Mine tasted like strawberry.

    • Manjula (after her pregnancy test is negative): All that sex for nothing.
      Apu: Well, that is a pretty grim assessment.

    • Homer: Free baby cola! Oh, Apu hits the jackpot, and I'm stuck with these useless one-tuplets.
      Bart: Gee, sorry for being born.
      Homer: I've been waiting so long to hear that.

    • Apu: I had the most beautiful dream where I died.
      Manjula: Oh, no you don't. Not till they're out of college.
      Apu: Listen, I'll die when I want to.

    • Homer: Mmm...ovulicious.

    • Homer: Kids are the best, Apu. You can teach them to hate the things you hate. And they practically raise themselves, what with the Internet and all.

  • NOTES (3)

    • Two of Apu's pet names for Manjula are "Curry Face" and "Chutney Butt".

    • The names of the eight new Nahasapeemapetilons:
      Poonam, Sashi, Pria, Uma, Anoop, Sandeep, Nabendu, and Gheet.

    • Blackboard Joke: None.
      Couch Gag: After the family runs into the living room and sits on the couch, the couch turns around and it shows an evil scientist with Ned Flanders stuck on the wall. Ned screams as the evil scientist laughs maniacally.


    • Oh! Calcutta!
      Apu exclaims this while being seduced by Manjula, referencing the famous British play that had a long run on Broadway.

    • Luvs Diapers
      A stack of "Wuvs" diapers can be seen in the Nahasapeemapetilon apartment. This is a spoof on Luvs brand diapers.

    • The mega-store SHØP is a parody of real-life furniture shop IKEA.

    • The idea of raising eight children in one household is borrowed from Eight is Enough.

    • Lisa: I became the most popular girl in school, but blew it by being conceited.
      Lisa's comment makes reference to The Brady Bunch episode "Miss Popularity," where Jan campaigns for the honor of being voted "the most popular girl in her class," but blows it when she's unable to make good on the promises she kept and becomes conceited and rude when trying to brush off her classmates (who were asking her to pay up).

    • The idea of Apu and Manjula's children being put on display echoes the story of the real-life Dionne quintuplets, who were born in Canada in the mid-thirties and spent much of their childhood as a living tourist attraction.

    • The premise of this episode is a parody of the McCaughey septuplets of Carlisle, Iowa along with the media attention and corporate "sponsorship" that followed.

    • The title of the episode is derived from the Fats Waller song "Ain't Misbehavin'."

    • Homer performs his zoo act to "Danger Zone," the 1986 song by Kenny Loggins that is on the soundtrack of the movie Top Gun.