In 2012, Judd Apatow revealed that The Simpsons will produce a spec script he wrote 30 years ago, when he was first getting started. Well, today, in anticipation of appearing as himself on this Sunday's episode, he spoke with EW about it. The plot: "The family goes to a hypnotism show and the hypnotist has a heart [attack]. But at the show, he made Homer think he was 10 years old so they have to leave the show with Homer thinking he’s 10. It’s about Bart and Homer becoming best friends because they’re the same age, and then Homer doesn’t want to be revived because he’d rather be 10 than have adult responsibility." (It sounds a bit like the classic season-twelve episode "HOMR," but a bit more Apatowian, in its man-child focus.) He explained that he will be part of the rewriting process, offering notes and input after the staff does their rewrites. Adding that the changes the staff has already made "blew [his] mind" and that "we never should take The Simpsons for granted. It really sets the bar for everybody." "Don’t take The Simpsons for granted" is a good and achievable resolution.
Most Viewed Stories
A Film Producer Is Tweeting Out Terrible Descriptions of Female Characters in Scripts
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Recap: Whatever Happened to Erika Jayne?
It Has Been a Very Long Time Since a Monologue Joke Bombed As Hard As the One Seth Meyers Tried Last Night
Deadpool and the Promising Rise of Heteroflexibility in Comedies
How the Video of Christine Chubbuck’s Suicide Became a Very Macabre ‘Holy Grail’
The 100 Jokes That Shaped Modern Comedy
Sutton Foster Joins the Gilmore Girls Revival, Because Netflix Has Apparently Decided to Bring Back Bunheads Too
Liz Meriwether on How They Changed New Girl While Zooey Deschanel Is on Maternity Leave
Stephen King Confirms Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey Are in Talks for That Dark Tower Adaptation
Nasim Pedrad Is Playing a 14-Year-Old Boy in a Comedy Pilot, Which All Makes Sense Once You’ve Seen Her Aziz Ansari
Latest News from VultureAmerican Crime Recap: Confronting Things
Until its intense final few minutes, this was the show's most frustrating episode.Marie Kondo Filming Two-Part KonMari Method Special in NYC, After Which We Will All Finally Be Happy and in Control of Our Sloppy Lives
America's socks have never been happier.Equals Trailer: Humanity’s Future Depends on Kristen Stewart and Nicholas Hoult’s Shameless Flirting
How sexually tense are you right now?OK Go’s New Zero Gravity ‘Upside Down & Inside Out’ Video Is Astronomically Charming
Oh man! These guys.The Walking Dead’s Sarah Wayne Callies Saved Carol From Becoming Zombie Meat
We all need guardian angels.Watch the Trailer for Will Arnett’s Netflix Show Flaked, in Which He Sort of Plays a More Upbeat, Human BoJack Horseman
Furthering your Netflix addiction.Outlander Season Two Trailer: For the Television Viewer Who Wants Everything They Love on One Show
"Change the future? Is such a thing possible?"The Toughest Song I Wrote: Courtney Barnett on Taking 5 Years to Write a Set of Lyrics
"Part of it reminded me of Lou Reed."Bruce Springsteen to Write Autobiography, Born to Run, Though All of His Song Titles Would Work, Which Is Very Satisfying
See the cover!Meryl Streep Said ‘We’re All Africans, Really’ in Response to Diversity Questions at the Berlin Film Festival
"This jury is evidence that at least women are included."
This is making us very hungry.Michael Mann Looks Back on His Career, Talks Innovation, Dialogue, and Diversity
“I do some of my best work when I’m on a personal frontier, pushing different ways of conveying an emotion.”Jared Padalecki’s Dean to Return for Gilmore Girls Revival
So will Christopher!See DC’s New Line of Harley Quinn Action Figures
Designed by superstar comics artist Amanda Conner.The Deadpool Moment: The Secret History of Marvel’s Boom Brand
He went from comic-book zero to cinema hero.What It’s Like to Win an Oscar
Eight winners reflect on the humdrum and the surreal.Hey, Look, It’s Supergirl and The Flash Hanging Out Behind the Scenes Like a Bunch of Fun Friends
Just to tide you over till the real thing.Get Ready, Florida: Lil B Is About to Give You One of His Extremely Rare Lectures
The event posters are already collectors' items. Makes sense.American Idol Recap: A Very Spayshoyrn Episode
The judges choose who makes it past the top 24. Not you. Not yet.Arrow Recap: Out of Hand
Poor Felicity. What's a girl gotta do to get a sympathetic hug?