Simpsons Episode Apatow Wrote 22 Years Ago to Air
He wrote it as his first comedy project
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Nov 21, 2012 12:01 PM CST
Writer-director Judd Apatow accepts the Award of Excellence in Filmmaking award during the CinemaCon Big Screen Achievement Awards, Thursday, April 26, 2012, in Las Vegas.   (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

(Newser) – When Judd Apatow was a new comedy writer, the first thing he wrote was a spec script for the Simpsons. Some 22 years later, it has gotten the green-light, he revealed yesterday on Conan O'Brien's web series, Serious Jibber-Jabber. The plotline involves a hypnotized Homer thinking he's Bart's age and ending up becoming Bart's best friend, Rolling Stone reports. The Simpsons crew was recently alerted to Apatow's story, and are turning it into an episode next year.

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Nov 22, 2012 4:57 PM CST
He'll play the part of Homer and Conan, Bart
Nov 22, 2012 8:40 AM CST
How ANYONE could watch this dreadful excuse for a cartoon more than a couple of episodes... The Flintstones and Jetsons were Academy Award winners, compared to current animation offerings.
Nov 21, 2012 2:36 PM CST
Good, cause that's about how long ago this show was still funny.