The Simpsons to produce 22-year-old Judd Apatow script

The producers of The Simpsons are set to go ahead with a 22 year-old script for an episode that was written by Judd Apatow.

Over two decades ago, Apatow – who has since become the writer of the likes of Knocked Up, The 40 Year Old Virgin and Freaks and Geeks – wrote a script for the cartoon that was never used.

At the time, Apatow was still a struggling comedian and had no credits to his name.

Apatow told the audience at a recent screening for his new movie This is 40 about the unused script.

“After only five Simpsons episodes aired, I sat down and tried to write one when I was in my early twenties. And what it was about was they went to see a hypnotism show and at the hypnotism show, they made Homer think he was the same age at Bart. And then the hypnotist had a heart attack. So now Homer and Bart became best friends and they spent the rest of the show running away because Homer didn’t want responsibility and didn’t want to be brought back to his real age. So I basically copied that for every movie I’ve made since.”

He says he had no idea if anyone at the show had even read his script when he submitted it 22 years ago let alone kept it.

The episode is set to screen next year.

Source: screencrush

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