The Simpsons

Season 9 Episode 7

The Two Mrs. Nahasapeemapetilons

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Nov 16, 1997 on FOX
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Episode Summary

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

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  • this was a good ep

    in this ep of the simpsons show apu has a aranged marrige and its to women from india name manjuila bart apu has not seen her in ages becasue it was aranged when they were kids. and she has not seen him .so apus parents are coming and so apu makes aplan with homer so marge pretends he is apus wife and homer is not married. and so he can excape not being married to manjula . at the end majula finds out and they are married at the simpsons house and it was a good wedding with elephants and everything. such a good epmoreless
  • Apu Gets Married

    Apu enjoys living life as a bachelor, but he gets a sign in the mail from his mother that it is time for his arranged marriage to Manjula. Apu is terrified, and takes Homer's advice and uses Marge as his wife. But Apu's mother finds out the truth and the wedding is back on. Apu is extremely timid, until he meets Manjula and thinks she is really hot. They get married and look forward to years of happiness.

    A good episode, Apu episodes are generally good I think. Some real funny parts and a sweet story, overall grade is B+moreless
  • Apu gives in...

    Watching this average episode I remembered the story of a friend of mine who almost got married to an indian guy. His mother didn't want him to marry her and she already had a spouse prepared for him. Now watching this episode, it is a confirmation of the customs in the indian culture.

    This episode is not so good as episodes from the previous season, but it is still very strong and remains at the same level than the other in this season. The elephant in the last part of this story is probably the only exaggeration in this episode. I like that.moreless
  • Apu is enjoying his new found bachelorhood when suddenly He is called to go through with his arranged marriage.

    A very funny and enjoyable episode that changed a charecter forever. Favorite moments are Homer being the god Ganesh, Homer at the old folks home, and anything with Manjula's mom. Jan Hooks is always great as Manjula and the charecter design on Manjula is great. I liked the Bachelor auction great use of all of Springfield in there I loved Moe's description of a perfect woman and krusty was great as usual. I really like that Apu has a wife it suits him good episode Season 9 is doing great so far. Great job Simpsons cast you've done it again! blehmoreless
  • an episode in which we will never forget because a new character is being introduced into the story!!!

    Apu's mother writes him a letter reminding him of his arranged bride and that he must marry her soon. When his mother comes to town, Apu enlists Marge to pretend she is his wife. Meanwhile, Homer has checked himself into the Springfield Retirement Castle, enjoying the leisurely days and free meals. After a series of farcical encounters with Apu's increasingly suspicious mother, Marge and Apu reveal the truth. Apu's arranged marriage is back on in spite of his reservations. But when he meets Manjula, his bride-to-be, Apu is smitten by her beauty and her good taste in movies. The two are married and live happily every after.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

Andrea Martin

Andrea Martin

Apu's Mother

Guest Star

Jan Hooks

Jan Hooks

Manjula Nahasapeemapetilon

Recurring Role

Maggie Roswell

Maggie Roswell

Maude Flanders, Helen Lovejoy, Miss Hoover, and others

Recurring Role

Tress MacNeille

Tress MacNeille

Agnes Skinner, Brandine Del Roy, Dolph and others

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (5)

  • 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!

    • Woman: Another bag of potato chips, Mr. Talmidge?
      Homer: Also, I think I'm getting a bed sore. What do you have to do to get turned round here (she begins turning him). Hey, what's Lucky hooked up to?
      Woman: It's a respirator. It breathes for him.
      Homer: And here I am using my own lungs like a sucker. And how come everyone has a bed pan and I have to walk all the way over there!
      Woman: You mean there?
      (the toilet is right next to him)

    • (Homer is saying hello to the old folks)
      Homer: Jasper. Gladys. Beatrice. Looking good, Hatty! Asel. Asel.. Asel!.. Asel!!!!. Ahh To hell with her! Ester. Ameil. Prudence. Clemnial. Increase. Dad.
      Grandpa: Cornelius.

    • Apu: Again, Marge, I am sorry for the inconvenience. You are a real sport.
      Marge: How long will she be here? Homer was a little sketchy on the details.
      Apu: Oh, it should be no more than a couple of days. She really truly hates you.

    • Homer: But you can't leave! We scamming an old lady at our place and I need a place to hang out!
      Moe: I'm sorry Homer, but I've been planning this vacation for years. I'm finally going to see Easter Island!
      Homer: Easter Island, The place with the giant heads?
      Moe: With the giant what now?

    • Marge: Hello, So what brings you to America?
      Apu's mother: I have come to see the woman who Apu is using to willingly disgrace his family and spit on his culture.
      Marge: Well here I am!

    • Homer: (Sees Apu pull up outside.) Marge, I need a small favor! Over the next few days will you pretend to be Apu's wife?
      Marge: What?
      Homer: Please, it's just for as long as his mother's living here!
      Marge: What?!

    • (Homer is scratching lottery tickets)
      Homer: Loser… Loser… Loser… $500! Apu! Wake up! I want to buy a yodel and this lottery ticket. I have this much.
      Apu: I am sorry but you do not have enough for both.
      Homer: (groans and thinks) I'll take the yodel.

    • Apu: I can't get married, I'm just beginning to enjoy my bachelorhood, what should I do?
      Homer: Tell her the truth; you are not ready to get married!
      Apu: No, you don't know mother. She will never quit until I am married!
      Homer: Then tell her you already got married!
      Apu: No, no, no I cannot lie to my mother.
      Homer: Then get married. Phew! What do you want from me?

    • Apu: (Reading a love note) This is just a note to say I think about you everyday. And when I get you all alone...Oh! It gets kinda personal here.
      Homer: I see. (Reads the rest) Wow!
      Apu: Here's one from my mother.
      Homer: Let's see what she wrote!

    • Krusty: Our last bachelor likes women who take their clothes off for money! Let's hear it for Moe!

    • Krusty: Come on! He likes sunsets what more do you want.
      Sea Captain: Yahrrr! I'm not attractive!

    • Kent: Now let's here it for our celebrity auctioneer, Krusty.
      Crowd: What?
      Kent: The Clown (crowd applauds)

    • Lisa: Dad, those peanuts aren't for you, they're for the elephant
      Homer: Screw him! (the elephant picks him up and shakes him) Aah, put me down...Ganesh commands you!

    • Marge: Oh, Bart and Lisa, you remember your father, Apu, well this is your father Apu's mother.
      Bart and Lisa: …Ooooh Hi.

    • Homer: What's the big problem?
      Apu: Don't you see? She is here to meet my wife? The wife that I told her I had--Aaah, I do not have a wife!
      Homer: Then maybe you shouldn't have told her you did.

    • Marge: Well! Look who's the ladies man!
      Apu: Come on I…
      (Erupts into embarrassing laughter)

    • Lenny: Have you seen Apu lately? He looks terrible!
      Carl: Yeah, rumor has it that Marge threw him out.
      Barney: Tough break. She's a beautiful lady.
      Moe: You got that straight Barn.

    • Marge: I've been looking over this list for the ceremony. I've got the extra wine glasses but I'm still short a Tandoori oven, an elephant and four castrati.
      Bart: What's a castrati?
      Marge: I don't know but I'm sure it's something spicy.

    • Homer: Seems to me… Well you could always move into my house and tell your mom that Marge is your wife.
      Apu: Is it me or does your plans always have some horrid web of lies?
      Homer: It's you.

    • Moe: No pansies for me.
      Lisa: It's the tradition in India.
      Moe: Yeah alright, it'll cover the gravy stains.
      (Bart kicks him in the butt.)
      Bart: Tradition.

    • Homer: Hi, Dad! I just came over to spend some quality time with my dad!
      Grampa: Baloney! You came over to put me in a home!
      Homer: You're already in a home.
      Grampa: Ohhh... how could you?

    • (Apu just revealed he lied to his mother)
      Homer: You know what you could do, Apu ...
      Apu: Shut up.
      Homer: You could fake your own death ...
      Apu: Shut up!
      Homer: All you need is a bomb...
      Apu: I can't believe you don't shut up!

    • (Bart and Lisa see Apu riding an elephant)
      Bart: Wow! I wish I had an elephant!
      Lisa: You did. His name was Stampy, you loved him.
      Bart: Oh yeah!

    • Kirk Van Houten: You better have enough to pay my alimony, Luann!
      Lisa: Why is that woman still living with us?

  • 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.

    • Manjula is introduced.