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Fans of “The Simpsons” now can slurp a Squishee, munch a Heat Lamp Hot Dog, and gulp Lard Lad Donuts– Mmm, donuts!– at the world’s very first permanent real-life Kwik-E-Mart shop.
It’s created like a preferred location from the long-running animated TELEVISION series, and it opened Friday in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Other items for sale include memorabilia related to Bart Simpson, his parents, Homer and Marge, sis Lisa and Maggie and the rest of the globally understood characters from the town of Springfield.
Those consist of Apu, owner of the program’s convenience store, Kwik-E-Mart, who is of Indian descent. The show got criticism just recently from viewers bothered by the stereotypical characterization, like Apu’s accent supplied by star Hank Azaria.
” The Simpsons” is known for its lots of catchphrases, consisting of one from Apu that is painted on a wall inside the store:
” Thank you, come again!” it says.
Mark Cornell, of SimEx-Iwerks Entertainment, among the developers, said the first visitors consisted of three generations of a family, all arguing playfully about who was the larger “Simpsons” fan.
” To see three generations walk through the door that love ‘The Simpsons,’ how can you say that about anything else?” he told CNN affiliate WBTW.
The store is next door to a “Simpsons”- themed Aztec Theater anticipated to open later this year.
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