Listen: Simpsons, Apu and Officer discussed on The Frame
"Happens. Racist Pooja and older. Listen, even though I don't, you're the officer that's an incredibly hard thing to witness because I imagine that's something that happens not just in comedy clubs, but in your everyday life as you're growing up. I mean, there was a reason why I was so prepared. You know what I mean? That answer was not scripted, but I knew what was happening. I know what he was trying to do. I'm sure he thought it was a harmless joke and it does something to be was harmless. Thirty five years old. I've dealt with the worse, but at the same time it's the idea of I just gave you like a like up to that point. Probably forty minutes of my heart of my points of view and the world. Like I was sharing like these, the all these things to give you a well rounded impression of me and after forty minutes, is that all you took away? Yeah. The thing that you got when I walked out, that's all you took away. You say in the documentary that the fact that you have an issue with the character Abu didn't totally ruin your love of the Simpsons. A whole. Do you find that there are varying answers to that question about how much poop colors or completely ruins the experience of watching the Simpsons? You know, whenever I watched the show as a kid, you know, the poop part would come in if the Apu part was kind of like really kinda racist. It would take me out of the show for a second, and then I'd get back in, you know, generally up, it was actually really funny character kind of came down to like how what the joke was that particular night, you know the Simpsons you know, it's a net gain for me, but I'll by a large margin. It was just kind of weird to love something so much and have it hurt you. And that's why I think it's frustrating when people say you don't get the Simpsons, you don't get satire, you don't. You don't understand. Comedy works in obsessed to me. Like I know probably more about the Simpsons and a lot of the people that are criticizing me that show taught me how to be funny and smart and so many different ways, and you can criticize something and still love it. So what. Possible remedies that the Simpsons could consider. I want them to kill off up that seems almost worse than creating him, but could they take away his accent, just make the character go away. What are some alternatives for you will? I will let me just say that it's been thirty years, so whatever they do with up who it's at this point, it's kind of irrelevant. I'm more concerned with the bigger issues of how are we represented now. 'cause Apu is like a fossil, right? However, yeah, I agree with you. I don't think they should kill the character because that's lazy writing, you know, like the Simpsons, right? Your way out of it. I mean, killing the characters just like I don't want to deal with us, you know, a lot of immigrants if there's the idea of a stereotype of truth in it. Yeah, loud of South Asian immigrants do work at convenience stores, but often they end a buying the stores after working there for a while. How come who doesn't have that? You know, you could have someone who could go and be a counter to burns that's certainly possible, or you could give his kids voice. I mean, those are young indian-americans. You can give them a voice and you can let them speak. Themselves and represent a new generation. I mean, people said, well, you can't change change the Simpsons. Of course, you can. This show has been from thirty years ago and some of the characters donate and some of them do. There's always changing it. Hari. Thanks so much for coming on the show. Thank you so much. Thanks for having me. Hari kondabolu is the problem with Apu airs again this Sunday night on TRU TV. The frame is produced by Oscar Garza Darby. Maloney, Michelle lands and Monica bushman. Our engineer is Valentina Rivera and our interns are Marie. Alexa Cavanaugh and MARCY land grin. I'm John horn. Thanks so much for listening. Have offend tastic weekend. We'll be back here on Monday."