Hari Kondabolu Points Out 'The Problem with Apu'

28 min
at 10:30 AM
Hari Kondabolu explores the impact of The Simpsons' Apu in "The Problem with Apu." (Photo: truTV.com)

Comedian Hari Kondabolu loves "The Simpsons." But he couldn't ignore that Apu, the Kwik-E-Mart clerk with the thick accent, perpetuates glaring stereotypes about Indians like himself. Kondabolu said Apu sounds a lot like "a white guy doing an impression of a white guy making fun of my father." In his documentary, "The Problem with Apu," Kondabolu explores the character's influence and tries to get an interview with Hank Azaria, the actor who voices him.