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‘Simpsons’ creator Matt Groening talks Apu controversy: “I would hate for him to go away”

In a new interview with The New York Times, Simpsons creator Matt Groening talks more about the controversy surrounding Apu, the Indian owner of Kwik-E-Mart that has long been voiced by white actor Hank Azaria. ”My guess is I agree, politically, with 99 percent of the things that Hari Kondabolu believes. We just disagree on Apu.”

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Hank Azaria on 'Colbert'
Hank Azaria on 'Colbert'
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Hank Azaria says he’s “willing to step aside” from voicing Apu on ‘The Simpsons’

Also: Hari Kondabolu has a special coming to Netflix ,

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‘The Simpsons’ shrug “What Can You Do?” to ‘The Problem with Apu’ (watch)

In a subplot that involved Marge rediscovering a book she had loved as a child but now realizes is culturally offensive, she asks. ”Well, what am I supposed to do?” Lisa replies, “It’s hard to say. Something that started decades ago and was applauded and inoffensive is now politically incorrect," then adding, "What can you do?" as the camera pulls back to reveal a picture of Apu on Lisa's nightstand, signed, "Don't have a cow."

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The Problem with Apu
The Problem with Apu
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Hari Kondabolu‘s ‘The Problem with Apu‘ coming to TruTV, screening at DOC NYC

Comedian Hari Kondabolu takes on South Asian stereotypes and the longest-running television show in history in this new TruTV documentary featuring Aziz Ansari, Kal Penn and more.

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‘Simpsons’ producers say fired composer Alf Clausen will “continue to have an ongoing role”

After news that Alf Clausen, composer for The Simpsons, had been fired after 27 years, word comes that the long-running series will be keeping him on in some capacity...

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Clausen wrote the music for "Who Needs the Qwickie Mart?" and other 'Simpsons' songs.
Clausen wrote the music for "Who Needs the Qwickie Mart?" and other 'Simpsons' songs.
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‘Simpsons’ composer Alf Clausen fired after 27 years on the show

Clausen has composed the music for almost all the episodes of The Simpsons, including many of the show's most-loved songs.

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Yoko Ono releasing ‘Hell in Paradise 2016′ remix EP (listen to a track); old ‘Simpsons’ joke made real in new art installation

The ever-creative octogenarian Yoko Ono released an album of remixes, Yes I'm A Witch Too, earlier this year and will keep things on the dancefloor with two remix EPs of track "Hell in Paradise"...

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comedy pays tribute to Prince; SNL, Dave Chappelle, the Simpsons, Maya Rudolph & more

As the tributes to Prince continue to roll in, there have been a few recent poignant tributes coming from the world of comedy.

Saturday Night Live ran an entire episode devoted to the Purple One over the weekend, a clip show with new Jimmy Fallon introductions, featuring Prince's live performances on the man and many of "The Prince Show" sketches with Fred Armisen as Prince and Maya Rudolph as Beyonce...

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Harry Shearer will return to ‘The Simpsons’

Excellent news. For a while there it was looking like Harry Shearer, the voice behind Mr. Burns, Smithers, Ned Flanders and more, might not be returning to The Simpsons...

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Derek Smalls not returning to Simpsons?

Simpsons fans may have to get used to not seeing Ned Flanders, Mr. Burns and Principal Skinner anymore... or at least maybe hearing them with slightly different voices...

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