November 21, 2012 11:06pm PT by Aaron Couch
Judd Apatow-Written 'Simpsons' Episode Coming Next Season (Video)
Here’s a team-up that could be the comedy world’s answer to The Avengers.
A spec script Judd Apatow wrote for The Simpsons 22 years ago may finally be making it to air, the writer-director revealed on Conan O’Brien’s Serious Jibber-Jabber.
The script is about Homer being hypnotized into thinking he’s a 10-year-old boy and then becoming best friends with Bart, Apatow said. Homer eventually goes on the run because he doesn’t want to snap out of it and be forced back into the responsibilities of adulthood.
“I realized that everything I’ve done for my whole career is basically that story,” said Apatow, whose works from The 40-Year-Old-Virgin to Knocked Up deal with men struggling to come to terms with adulthood.
Apatow said that after telling the story about his Simpsons script publicly for the first time, he got a call from the show's producers, who said they were going to produce his script next year.
He joked he’d be paid $2,200 and that he’d finally be able to retire.
Apatow’s This Is 40 hits theaters Dec. 21. The Simpsons airs Sundays at 8 p.m. on Fox.
Watch the video below. The Simpsons talk starts at the 5:15 mark.