Monthly Archives: January 2020

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!

Stay tuned for more!

 

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!

Stay tuned for more!

Sneak Peek