‘The Problem With Apu’ Trailer: Doc Shreds ‘Simpsons’ Most Stereotypical Character (Video)

TCA 2017: truTV shares look at comedian Hari Kondabolu’s feature-length takedown of Fox’s animated convenience store clerk

Last Updated: July 27, 2017 @ 11:27 AM

A lot of people have a problem with “The Simpson” character Apu Nahasapeemapetilon — and Hari Kondabolu just happens to be the one who made a movie about it.

In the appropriately titled “The Problem With Apu,” the comedian confronts his long-standing “nemesis”: the heavily stereotyped Indian convenience store owner on “The Simpsons.”

Watch the trailer for Kondabolu’s feature-length documentary above, a sneak peek that begins on a conversation with Kal Penn. The “Lone Survivor” star and “Harold and Kumar” alum says he “dislikes” the generally revered Fox animated series solely based on that one character.

The preview also features conversations with Utkarsh Ambudkar (“The Mindy Project”), Aasif Mandvi (“The Daily Show”), Maulik Pancholy (“Star Trek: Discovery”) and Sakina Jaffrey (“House of Cards”), each of whom hail from Indian descent. There are also interviews with “Simpsons” writer and executive producer Dana Gould and the voice of Apu Hank Azaria, who decidedly do not.

Produced by Marobru, Inc. and Avalon Television, “The Problem with Apu” will debut on truTV this fall.

TruTV debuted the trailer Thursday during the Turner network’s Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour time.

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