- ―Poonam's first word[src]
She, along with the rest of the octuplets are a result of fertility drugs taken by Manjula, after she and Apu decided that they wanted a baby. However, Apu and Manjula swiftly find they are not up to the task of raising eight kids all at once. After talking with Larry Kidkill, the octuplets are put in a nursery at the Springfield City Zoo, where they are put on display in a show named "Octopia", several times a day. After Apu and Manjula are displeased by this, he and Homer decide to break the children out of the zoo.
While the octuplets are usually shown as a group, each of them can occasionally be seen involved in doing things apart from the rest of the octuplets. Some of Poonam's activities consist of:
- Eight Misbehavin': Being washed by Manjula at the zoo and starring as Dazzle in "Octopia".
- The Sweetest Apu: Running on top of a hotdog warmer and stepping on the condiment dispensers with Nabendu at the Kwik-E-Mart.
- Bart-Mangled Banner: Strangling Anoop with a licorice stick and crawling under Marge Simpson's legs.
- Episode – "Eight Misbehavin'"
- Episode – "Alone Again, Natura-Diddily"
- Episode – "Insane Clown Poppy"
- Episode – "Skinner's Sense of Snow"
- Episode – "Children of a Lesser Clod"
- Episode – "The Sweetest Apu"
- Episode – "Treehouse of Horror XIII" As a oppossum offspring
- Episode – "Large Marge"
- Episode – "Smart and Smarter"
- Episode – "Bart-Mangled Banner"
- Episode – "Milhouse of Sand and Fog"
- – The Simpsons Movie
- Episode – "Moe Letter Blues"
- Episode – "The Book Job"
- Episode – "A Tree Grows in Springfield"
- Episode – "Dangers on a Train"
- Episode – "Gal of Constant Sorrow"
- Commercials – Hard Times
- Poonam's first word was "mommy".
- When Poonam was a star in the show, "Octopia" at the Springfield City Zoo, she was known as "Dazzle", who is dressed as a cabaret girl and sits in a small crib that rocked a little to simulate dancing. Apparently, she wasn't too popular among the audience, based on reviews.
- When Springfield changes its name to "Libertyville" to be patriotic after it is claimed that they hate America, Apu briefly changes Poonam's name to Apple Pie McGillicutty.