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Hank Azaria never appears in the documentary (outside of archive footage). He wrote an email to Hari expressing he "didn't feel comfortable speaking for the whole show".
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Kondabolu grew up watching The Simpsons and cites it as a major influence on his comedy and cultural savvy. Initially he liked the character Apu Nahasapeemapetilon because the character was the only representation of his family's culture regularly aired on television in the United States.
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After the YouTube user Max Gilardi (better known as "HotDiggedyDemon") made a scathing review of the film and its creator, entitled "The Apu That I Know", it became the most viewed video in his "Brain Dump" series, with over 2.3 million views.
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The film was given special screenings featuring live appearances and talk back with Hari Kondabolu in the fall of 2017.
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Filming for The Problem with Apu began in April 2016.
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