Recap: The Simpsons S 13 E 19 The Sweetest Apu

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.
  • Artistic License History: Happens In-Universe with the Civil War reenactment, with lots of Anachronism Stew and Critical Research Failure 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.
  • Freudian Slippery Slope
    Homer: The score is dirty love... I mean, thirty, love! I mean, anyone for penis?!... I'll just get the cock... shuttlecock!
  • Overly Long Gag: Homer backing away after seeing Apu and the Squishee lady 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. Then it continues at the end of the episode after he sees Apu with Manjula.
  • Shout-Out: Part of the Civil War reenactment is a giant mechanical spider controlled by Professor Frink, spoofing Wild Wild West.
  • Take That: 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 Saturday Night Live executive producer, creator, and showrunner Lorne Michaels.
    Apu: It is going to be a rough couple of lifetimes.
  • Your Cheating Heart