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 11 comments Comments 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.