10 years to the day since this episode first aired, does it still pack as much punch now as it did a decade ago? It's certainly managed to stay fresh, as the issue of immigration is still a big topic in today's world, but does it still make you laugh, or have the jokes worn thin?
I re-watched this episode and realised it wasn't as bad as I thought. Maybe because the last time I saw it, I didn't understand the issue it deals with, so didn't get most of the jokes. The start is slightly over-the-top, but nevertheless funny, especially Flanders and the Bear. Apu has a very good role in the episode and we got to find out some more of his past, which developed his character nicely before Manjula and the octuplets came along. Homer, also, is handled well in the episode and Apu's education conducted by The Simpson family is really funny, although Apu and the Simpsons' relationship had been tackled before in Homer and Apu, making a better episode. Nevertheless, this is still an episode worth watching and is possibly the last good Apu episode before his character was altered with marriage to Manjula. Overall, a 4/5 B+