Homer stumbles upon an illicit affair between Apu and his Squishee delivery girl, and when Manjula finds out too, Apu is made to go on a "12 Labors of Hercules"-style journey to forgiveness.

!!Tropes featured:
* ArtisticLicenseHistory: Happens InUniverse with the Civil War reenactment, with lots of AnachronismStew and CriticalResearchFailure too.
-->'''Homer:''' Hey Apu, in a Civil War reenactment we need lots of Indians to shoot!\\
'''Apu:''' ''({{beat}})'' I don't know which part of that sentence to correct first.
* BaitAndSwitch: Homer tempts Barney, a recovering alcoholic, with some beer, saying one drink won't hurt. This sequence is deliberately set up to show Barney go on a drunken bender, not unlike what happened in "Deep Space Homer". When Barney finally drinks the beer... nothing happens.
-->'''Barney:''' Oh... hey, you're right. I was afraid it would start me drinking again, but it didn't.\\
'''Homer:''' Mm-hmm.
* BlatantLies: Homer's attempt to convince Apu the keg he bought already had dents. He merely wrote "This keg had dents" and signed as "Apoo".
* CallingYourAttacks: During the Civil War reenactment:
-->'''Lenny:''' ''(holding rifle)'' Bang, bang!\\
'''Carl:''' ''(holding pistols)'' Pow, pow!\\
'''Moe:''' ''(holding tree branch)'' Hit with stick, hit with stick!
* ContinuityNod: This is not [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS9E7TheTwoMrsNahasapeemapetilons the first time the family have tried to fix problems in Apu's life by having at least one of them pretend to be Ganesh.]] This attempt works about as well as the first one.
* FreudianSlipperySlope
-->'''Homer:''' The score is dirty love... I mean, thirty, love! I mean, anyone for penis?!... I'll just get the cock... shuttlecock!
* GeniusBonus: Played with, Homer has a dream where he watches Apu in an India like setting with Annette. Apu tells him in annoyance "Avert your eyes eunuch." This causes Homer to scream himself awake, but then [[LateToThePunchline looks up the dictionary to find the definition of Eunuch, which causes him to scream loud enough]] to wake Marge. Anyone who knows what a eunuch is, would understand why [[ShareTheMalePain he screamed.]]
* GilliganCut: Homer wants to tell Krusty about Apu cheating on Manjula. Marge asks what that would do, and Homer says that Krusty's reaction would be hilarious. SmashCut to Krusty:
--> '''Krusty:''' ''(downbeat)'' That's sad. All those kids.\\
'''Homer:''' I think he's building to something.
* OverlyLongGag: Homer backing away after seeing Apu and Annette lasts for nearly a full minute, with him walking all the way from the Kwik-E-Mart to home, then continuing after he falls asleep. ''[[BrickJoke Then]]'' [[BrickJoke it continues at the end of the episode after he sees Apu with Manjula]].
* PietaPlagiarism: Homer does this [[https://frinkiac.com/img/S13E19/237487.jpg with a keg of beer]] after someone stabs a hole in it during the Civil War reenactment.
-->'''Homer:''' This was supposed to be a mock battle! MOCK!!
* ShoutOut: Part of the Civil War reenactment is a giant mechanical spider controlled by Professor Frink, spoofing ''Film/WildWildWest''.
* TakeThat: On Apu's reincarnation chart, one of his past lives was a "clod" (Alfred E. Neumann from ''MAD'' magazine) and one of his future reincarnations is assistant to ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' executive producer, creator, and showrunner Creator/LorneMichaels.
-->'''Apu:''' It is going to be a rough couple of lifetimes.
* YourCheatingHeart