judd apatow simpsons

After an incredible 25 years in the vault, Judd Apatow’s The Simpsons script is finally set to air this week. The famed movie producer/director, who’s best known for The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up and Funny People, originally submitted a spec script for The Simpsons back in 1990, when the show was just six episodes old and Apatow was an aspiring (and less hairy, probably) comedy writer.

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It wasn’t until 2012 when Apatow finally received word that his script was being produced and now, three years later, is ready to be shared with the rest of the world. Titled “Bart’s New Friend,” the episode sounds like a classic Apatow growing pains story as it finds Homer getting hypnotized into thinking he’s a 10-year-old again, and after becoming good buddies with Bart, realizes he doesn’t want to return to adulthood.

The long lost episode airs Sunday, January 11 at 8PM EST on FOX.

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