The Simpsons

Season 5 Episode 13

Homer and Apu

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Feb 10, 1994 on FOX

Episode Recap

Apu sells Homer expired ham and Homer gets food poisoning. Then he sells him spoiled shrimp and again Homer gets food poisoning. Lisa convinces him to do an undercover story with Channel 6 to expose Apu's practices. Homer wears a large novelty hat with a camera in it. The hat captures Apu selling filthy hot dogs. Homer goes back in and purchases one. When the report airs, Apu loses his job. Apu is very ashamed, but goes to Homer's house to apologize to him. Apu vows to repay his debt to Homer by doing chores. Kwik-E-Mart interviews people to replace Apu and actor James Woods gets the job to prepare for his role to play a convenience store clerk. Apu seems to love living with the Simpson family, but secretly he wants to return to his old job. When Homer finds this out, he decides to travel with Apu to India where Apu plans to plead for his job. Homer screws it up for him and Apu is very angry with him. Back in Springfield Apu goes back to his old Kwik-E-Mart and meets James Woods. Woods has idolized Apu after studying the old security tapes. During a robbery, Apu saves Woods' life and in return James Woods helps to get Apu his old job back.