21 November 2012 11:07 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

At a screening of "This Is 40" hosted by Film Independent earlier this month, director Judd Apatow told the crowd that the first thing he ever wrote in his professional career was a spec script for "The Simpsons." From Slash Film: 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. Now, sitting down »

- Alison Willmore

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