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January 3rd, 2015 by Marc Comments

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Most will know Judd Apatow as a writer on such movies as Pineapple Express and This is 40, but now he’s hitting the big time with a script he wrote years ago finally getting made into an episode of The Simpsons…

The Simpsons is notoriously difficult to get writing on and the idea of a spec-script is almost unheard of, but Apatow has made the grade.

Written before his name was almost a household one, the script will be aired on January 11th in the US on Fox and is called Bart’s New Friend.

Talking to TV Guide, Apatow said: “I have always been fascinated with how difficult it is to grow up. It’s a pretty rough script and when I reread it I wasn’t exactly glowing with pride… [but] putting [the creative team’s] brilliant spin on something I wrote back when I was a dreamer, was one of the greatest days of my life. These are legends!”

Just goes to show if you really believe in something…

“Bart’s New Friend” airs January 11th on Fox.

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….