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Eight Misbehavin'

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Season 11 Episode
232 "Hello Gutter, Hello Fadder"
"Eight Misbehavin'"
"Take My Wife, Sleaze" 234
Eight Misbehavin'
Episode Information
Episode Number: 233
Production Code: BABF03
Original Airdate: November 21, 1999
Couch Gag: The Simpsons sit on the couch and the wall spins around like in Homer the Heretic, but this time a mad scientist laughs manically at his shackled prisoner, Ned Flanders.
Blackboard Text: Indian Burns are not our cultural heritage (Recycled from King-Size Homer)
Special Guest Voices: Butch Patrick as himself
Garry Marshall as Larry Kidkill
Jan Hooks as Manjula Nahasapeemapetilon
Written By: Matt Selman
Directed By: Steven Dean Moore
DVD features

"Eight Misbehavin'" is the seventh episode of Season 11. It aired on November 21, 1999. The episode was written by Matt Selman and directed by Steven Dean Moore. Guest starring Jan Hooks as Manjula, Butch Patrick as himself, and Garry Marshall as Larry Kidkill.


"Apu's wife Manjula gives birth to octuplets. Everyone in Springfield soon pitches in to help, until a couple in Shelbyville gives birth to nine, causing everyone to forget about Apu and Manjula."


The family visits Shøp and when they eat there, they meet Apu and Manjula. They say that they would like to have a baby. They eventually do, and Manjula gives birth to octuplets because the Simpsons and Apu slipped her fertility drugs (Which she had been taking herself, already). It makes headlines across Springfield, with local companies giving the Nahasapeemapetilons free products. However, their feat is eclipsed when a family in Shelbyville give birth to nine babies (All of the gifts given to the Nahasapeemapetilons were instantly revoked upon the hearing of the Shelbyville birth). After the feat is made, Apu and Manjula have to deal with raising eight kids all at once.

Later, Apu is met by the owner of the Springfield Zoo, a man named Larry Kidkill. Kidkill offers to put Apu's children in a nursery. Although Apu is not open to the idea at first, he caves in and reluctantly accepts. The children are the stars of a show at the zoo named "Octopia", but Apu is not impressed and he wants to liberate his children from the zoo's owner, but he will not let them because they are under contract. Apu talks with Homer, and he suggests that they, with Butch Patrick's help, perform at the zoo through a new contract.


The episode has become study material for sociology courses at University of California Berkeley, where it is used to "examine issues of the production and reception of cultural objects, in this case, a satirical cartoon show", and to figure out what it is "trying to tell audiences about aspects primarily of American society, and, to a lesser extent, about other societies."

Season 11 Episodes
Beyond Blunderdome Brother's Little Helper Guess Who's Coming to Criticize Dinner? Treehouse of Horror X E-I-E-I-(Annoyed Grunt) Hello Gutter, Hello Fadder Eight Misbehavin' Take My Wife, Sleaze Grift of the Magi Little Big Mom Faith Off The Mansion Family Saddlesore Galactica Alone Again, Natura-Diddily Missionary: Impossible Pygmoelian Bart to the Future Days of Wine and D'oh'ses Kill the Alligator and Run Last Tap Dance in Springfield It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Marge Behind the Laughter