Hank Azaria Is No Longer Voicing Apu


Long-time voice actor Hank Azaria will no longer voice Apu in The Simpsons.

Apu has been a mainstay of The Simpsons for decades. However, in 2017, comedian Hari Kondabolu released a documentary called The Problem with Apu which addressed the racist stereotypes about Indian people that Apu has brought in. After this documentary came out, Apu’s role in the show declined. And whilst it was somewhat addressed in the season 29 episode “No Good Read Goes Unpunished“, with Lisa saying “Something that started decades ago and was applauded and inoffensive is now politically incorrect. What can you do?”, before the camera pans to a photo of Apu, Apu no longer had a speaking role, only appearing in background shots. Hank Azaria told SlashFilm in an interview that “All we know there is I won’t be doing the voice anymore, unless there’s someway to transition it or something”

The stereotypes surrounding Apu had previously been addressed in the season 27 episode “Much Apu About Something“, which was released a year before The Problem with Apu. In this episode, Jay (voiced by Utkarsh Ambudkar), Apu’s nephew, calls Apu out on being a stereotype and attempts to change his ways. Ambudkar was also one of the people who spoke out against Apu in The Problem with Apu.

It is currently unknown if Apu will be voiced by a new actor or if the character will be retired from the show in some way. But if Apu does return in a speaking role, it will no longer be Hank Azaria voicing him.

Season 31 News: Next episodes’ schedule: “The Miseducation of Lisa Simpson”, “Frinkcoin” and “Bart the Bad Guy”

The title of the scheduled next episode of Season 31 have been released by FOX.

If you want to know more about Season 31, visit our page for it in our Wiki!

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The next episode, “The Miseducation of Lisa Simpson, will air on February 16th.

While the next week, on February 23rd, the schedule has changed, contrary to what reported previously, as “Frinkcoin” is going to air.

While “Bart the Bad Guy” is scheduled to air on March 1st.

Season 31 News: Sneak Peaks for “Hail to the Teeth” have been released!

Sneak Peeks for the upcoming 9th episode of Season 31, titled “Hail to the Teeth“, have been released by FOX.

If you want to know more about Season 31, visit our page for it in our Wiki!

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Sneak Peek

Woo-hoo!! 30 Years Laughing with ‘The Simpsons’!!

The Simpsons 30 YearsThe Simpsons 30 Years

Today is December 17, 2019. It’s a big day. Today marks the 30th Anniversary of the animated sitcom called “The Simpsons“, which aired its very first independent episode on December 17, 1989, after the Simpson family had starred in 48 short episodes as a part of ‘The Tracey Ullman Show’. Today, 30 years after, the show is currently airing its 31st season, is already renewed for a 32nd season and it seems even more seasons are to come.

Simpsons 30 Years

Today, the show is the longest running animated sitcom ever and the scripted American primetime television series with the most number of episodes, with more than 670 episodes (and counting). The show also has had a movie, several video games, an area in a Theme Park, books, unofficial books, comic books, merchandise and more. During these 30 years, the show has won more than 30 Emmy Awards and more than 30 Annie Awards, among other awards. Happy 30th Anniversary to ‘The Simpsons’!

The very first episode

The first episode

The very first episode is “Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire“, written by Mimi Pond and directed by David Silverman. It was also a Christmas special episode (the first Christmas special episode, in fact):

“It’s a not-so-merry Christmas for the Simpsons, when Mr. Burns decides to cut the Christmas bonuses, and Marge has to spend the family’s Christmas savings to erase a tattoo Bart thought will make a great Christmas present. In order to hide the fact he didn’t get the bonus, Homer takes a second job as a mall Santa.”

Happy 30th anniversary to ‘The Simpsons’!! And for more to come!!

Season 31 News: A new episode title, “Podcast News”, has been revealed!

The list of episodes continues to fill up, as the title of the twenty-second, and final, episode of the 31st production season (ZABF22) has been revealed. It is titled “Podcast News“!

The episode will probably air during the 31st broadcast season (2019/20 TV season).

Stay tuned for more new episode titles! Don’t forget to visit our page on Season 31, as we always try to keep it up-to-date!

Season 31 and 32 News: Cate Blanchett and David Harbour’s roles have been revealed

Guest stars’ roles for the upcoming Season 31 episode, titled “The Way of the Dog“, and the upcoming Season 32 episode, titled “Undercover Burns“, have been revealed in an interview with Entertainment Weekly!

EW has revealed that Cate Blanchett will appear in possibly the season 31 finale, “The Way of the Dog”, voicing a canine psychologiest, Elaine, which will help Santa’s Little Helper from his depression.

Al Jean said to EW: “She determines if there’s a trauma in his past that they have to go solve, which actually goes back to the first episode of the series. The fans will experience a callback that is older than the internet.”

Al adds that “She sleeps in the same room with him when she brings him in for treatment. She’s very loving. But with people she’s a lot more brusque. As expected, she was fantastic. We’re proud to say that we got a two-time Oscar winner to talk in dog gibberish, but it really sounded like Elvish to me.”

EW also revealed that, after bringing a Stranger Things inspired episode in Treehouse of Horror XXX, David Harbour, Jim Hopper in the show, will appear in the season 32 episode “Undercover Burns”, a parody of Undercover Boss.

Mr. Burns finds graffiti on a wall at the Power Plant, “Burns is not excellent”, and goes undercover to find what’s the problem.

Al says “Like Mission: Impossible, they give him a whole new body and face and voice so that this people in the plant won’t possibly recognize him”. David will voice the undercover Mr. Burns, “He’s supposed to be a blue-collar guy from another part of the plant, but everything he says is like Mr. Burns. He wants to go to karaoke and sing songs from the 1890s, but the guys don’t see through it”.

If you want to know more about Season 31, visit our page for it in our Wiki! For Season 32, visit this other page.

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Season 31 News: Marge has a doppleganger in January!

Information about the plot for the episode “Hail to the Teeth“, which will air on January 5, 2020; has been released by FOX. The episode will be the 11th episode of Season 31.

In the episode …
“Homer and Marge attend Artie Ziff’s wedding and become quite uncomfortable when they realize that his bride-to-be is a clone of Marge. Meanwhile, Lisa grapples with the misogynistic implications of the immediate popularity she receives after getting her new Invisalign braces”

For further information…
If you want to read the original listing from FOX, visit this page.

If you want to know further info about the episode, check our Wiki article on it. We are always keeping it up-to-date.

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