Judd Apatow- scripted 'The Simpsons' episode to air this month
A script that 'Knocked Up' director Judd Apatow wrote for animated comedy 'The Simpsons' in 1990 will finally see the light of the day on January 11.
Los Angeles: A script that 'Knocked Up' director Judd Apatow wrote for animated comedy 'The Simpsons' in 1990 will finally see the light of the day on January 11.
The Apatow-written episode has been titled 'Bart's New Friend', reported Ace Showbiz.
In the episode, "Homer gets hypnotised and thinks he's a 10-year-old. He has such a great time being Bart's friend that he doesn't want to become an adult again."
"I was 22, a huge fan of 'The Simpsons', and hoping for a TV writing career," Apatow recalled what prompted him to write the script for the animated comedy.
"At the time I was a fledgling standup comic and people said, 'If you want to write for sitcoms, you need to do spec scripts.' Only six episodes of 'The Simpsons' had aired at that point but I tried to copy the style and did a spec script.
"I sent it in - in fact, I sent it to all my favourite shows - and got no job offers. I also wrote a spec script for the great Chris Elliott show 'Get a Life'. They at least brought me in for a meeting, but that didn't lead to any work, either. Then, all these years later, ('Simpsons' executive producer) Al Jean calls and says, 'Hey, we'll make it now!," he said.