Dr. Apu Nahasapeemapetilon ( /əˌpuː nəˌhɑːsəpiːməˈpɛtəlɒn/) is a fictional character in the animated television series The Simpsons. He is voiced by Hank Azaria and first appeared in the episode "The Telltale Head". Apu is the proprietor of the Kwik-E-Mart, a popular convenience store in Springfield, and a friend of Homer Simpson. He is also an Indian immigrant. Apu is well known for his repeated and characteristic delivery of the catchphrase, "thank you, come again."