- "You have octuplets. It rolls off of your tongue, and into your heart. (Dreamily) Octuplets."
- ―Marge Simpson[src]
- "Oh, they're a ravenous swarm of locusts. Just eating and screaming and grabbing and poking and pulling and drooling and two have cradle rash. How do you get cradle rash when you sleep in a suitcase!?"
- ―Apu, after the first night.[src]
- "You know, if he can handle that, maybe we can handle this bunch (indicates their children)."
- "Ah, aren't they sweet. Any medical things I should know about?"
- ―Homer Simpson[src]
Because of their identical nature and limited amount of character focus, people often get the identities of each octuplet confused. However, the main differences that distinguish one octuplet from the other are their hairstyles and facial appearances.
- Poonam: Has a full head of hair.
- Sashi: Has slanted eyes, a ponytail in the shape of a paintbrush and a widow's peak.
- Pria: Has a ponytail in the shape of a palmtree.
- Uma: Has short curly hair.
- Anoop: Has an overbite and a shaggy hairstyle that looks like Apu's..
- Sandeep: Has curly hair.
- Nabendu: Has shaggy hair and originally has his eyes shut in later episodes before Season 13.
- Gheet: Has an overbite and short hair.
The octuplets consist of four girls and four boys, who were born as a result of fertility drugs that Manjula took as well as from Apu, who planted them in her in her breakfast squishy, and from Marge, Homer and Bart after she and Apu decided that they wanted a baby and then telling the Simpson family.
The octuplets are generally shown to be a handful, much to the stress and chagrin of Apu and Manjula. Because of this, Apu has to hold on to them with child harnesses whenever he takes them out in public. The octuplets can often been seen making a mess at the Kwik-E-Mart.
According to Apu, they act as a ravenous swarm of locusts that always eat, scream, grab, poke, pull, and drool.
As older children, they work at the Kwik-E-Mart where they each have jetpacks. When Bart works at the store, Anoop bullies him. As adults, each of the octuplets have octuplets of their own. They still work with their father at the Kwik-E-Mart, and try to stop Snake Jailbird, now a cyborg, from once again robbing the store.
Behind the Laughter
- One season after their initial introduction, the octuplets were redesigned to look as if they were approximately two years old. In addition to this, they are now able to walk on their own and have been given matching clothes based on their genders.
- In the Simpsons Comics #85 story The Simpson Family Circus, the octuplets who dress like Maggie Simpson have generic character designs.
- Based on the mathematical subtraction of the all the times Homer, Marge, and Bart gave Manjula fertility drugs, the Nahasapeemapetilons would've only had quintuplets. However, if Apu didn't slip fertility drugs into her breakfast squishee, she would've possibly had a minimum of quadruplets, based on her own usage of fertility drugs.
- The 30 year old versions of the octuplets in "Holidays of Future Passed" do not bear any resemblance to any of the current octuplets. It's also hinted that they, too, got married, due to the sindoor on women, and have octuplets of their own.