Anti-immigration fever sweeps Springfield, which threatens to lead to the deportation of Apu, until Homer decides to reject the mob mentality and help him become a legal citizen.
Did You Know?
Much of the inspiration for the episode came from news reports of bears roaming streets in Southern California around the time when the episode was in production. The Simpsons: Much Apu About Nothing
(1996) said that when a bear swims in somebody's pool or goes in somebody's garbage can, it becomes a popular news item in California. Bill Oakley
commented that the news reports often create an anti-bear hysteria, and that is one of the inspirations for the episode. See more
When Groundskeeper Willie says to the children, "You want to pick on immigrants? Then pick on Willie," there appears to be two Ralph Wiggums in the crowd of children. See more
Hey, you got rid of that goofy sacred elephant statue.
[talking in an exaggerated American accent
Oh yeah. What was I thinking? Who needs the infinite wisdom of Ganesha when I have Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman staring at me...
[using his real voice
... from the cover of Entertainment Weekly WITH THEIR DEAD EYES!
References The Yogi Bear Show
America the Beautiful
by Katharine Lee Bates
(as Katherine Lee Bates) and Samuel A. Ward
Adapted and Conducted by Alf Clausen See more