Bart Star
The Two Mrs. Nahasapeemapetilons
Lisa the Skeptic


  • When this episode first aired, the scene of Bart using book pages for the sacred wedding fire originally had Bart tearing out pages from The Bible. Mike Scully (and a few viewers) found that to be offensive, so all reruns (including the DVD version) replaced it with a scene where Bart is ripping pages from a hymn book for the fire. Ironically, the censors allowed Homer to burn a Bible in "Dial 'D' for Diddly," though the main difference is that the Bible wasn't a real one (it was a radio Homer was using to force Flanders to kill his enemies).

Cultural References

  • The Foreigner song "Hot Blooded" plays over Apu's bachelor binge, and he dances in a manner similar to Riverdance.
  • In the wedding procession, Apu is seen on a howdah, a covered pavilion on the back of an elephant or camel.
  • An accurate Indian translation of The Carpenters' song "(They Long to Be) Close to You" is sung at the wedding. An Indian vocal group was hired to sing, while Alf Clausen wrote the instrumental part.
  • The scene where Moe walks on and off the stage without breaking his stride was loosely based on a moment that occurred during a stand up show of comedian Red Foxx. During a show in Las Vegas, Foxx came on stage to the Sanford and Son theme song, only to find that there were very few people in the audience. Foxx reacted furiously refusing to do a show with such a small audience and walked off. The house orchestra, puzzled by Foxx's leave simply played him off with the Sanford and Son theme song again.
  • That Sanford and Son theme song was played in Trash of the TItans during a walk by former trash comptroller Ray Patterson.


  • The events of Apu's wedding were later referenced in the beginning of It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Marge, where Bart when convincing Marge to host Otto and Becky's wedding at their house points out that they still have the decorations left over from Apu's wedding, including the groom's elephant, which Marge makes Homer get rid of as a condition to allowing the wedding to occur.
  • In The Sweetest Apu, Marge watches footage from the wedding, where Manjula and Apu are dancing and Homer gives a jazz song to the musicians. It is unknown if the footage we watch in that episode takes place during or after what we see in this episode (with Apu and Manjula dancing and Homer being swung around by the elephant).


  • Blackhair

    Apu with black hair

    At the Springfield Civic Center, Apu has black hair instead of gray.
  • Blackhair2

    Ruth with black hair

    Ruth Powers also has black hair at the Civic Center, in contrast to her usual brown.
  • Homer seems impressed and amazed that "chairs with wheels" exist, but in "Homer Badman" he already knew what wheelchairs were.
  • In the flashback in this episode, Apu and Manjula are the same age, but in Much Apu About Nothing, Apu and Manjula are at least eleven years apart.


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The City of New York vs. Homer SimpsonThe Principal and the PauperLisa's SaxTreehouse of Horror VIIIThe Cartridge FamilyBart StarThe Two Mrs. NahasapeemapetilonsLisa the SkepticRealty BitesMiracle on Evergreen TerraceAll Singing, All DancingBart CarnyThe Joy of SectDas BusThe Last Temptation of KrustDumbbell IndemnityLisa the SimpsonThis Little WiggySimpson TideThe Trouble with TrillionsGirly EditionTrash of the TitansKing of the HillLost Our LisaNatural Born Kissers
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