It’s amazing to find out what big name directors worked on before finally hitting their stride. In a lot of cases, the fruits of their labor don’t end up going anywhere. This was the case, for example, with Steven Spielberg when he tried making a case to direct a James Bond film back in the ’70’s.
Now it seems a similar situation involving Judd Apatow, director of such comedies as Knocked Up and The 40 Year Old Virgin, will be getting a happy ending. The Simpsons is planning to use a script he wrote back in 1989 for an episode next year in its 25th season.
The news broke out originally on the Conan O’Brien internet show Serious Jibber-Jabber (at the 5:22 mark) where Apatow admitted his dream of writing an episode for The Simpsons. He received a call from Fox stating that they would like to use the script which was written back when the show was in its first season.
Apatow also explained the plot with it starting when the family goes to see a hypnosis show. Homer gets hypnotized to believe he’s 10 years old and because of that becomes Bart’s best friend. The hypnotist suffers a heart attack which keeps Homer in this state throughout the episode.
Before being involving himself with theatrical comedies, Apatow worked on cult favorite TV series such as Freaks and Geeks as well as Undeclared.
Is there another famed director, like Judd Apatow, whom you would like to see try their hand on The Simpsons? Let us know in the comments below!