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Former Simpsons Showrunners Bill Oakley and Josh Weinstein Bringing 22 Birthdays to Bravo

Bill Oakley and Josh Weinstein were the showrunners at The Simpsons during seasons 7 and 8, and writers for many seasons before that. Since leaving The Simpsonsin 1997, they've worked on lots of shows both together and independently, including Futurama and Portlandia and a whole slew of pilots that haven't seen the light of day. And now, they're bringing one of the first scripted series to reality fixture Bravo with 22 Birthdays.

The show "centers on the sordid and scandalous activities of a group of parents at an exclusive private school, with each episode centered around an extravagant and lavish birthday party." The pilot was actually [...]

Story Pitch: "Sweet Seymour Skinner's Baadasssss Song"

Below is the original story pitch for "Sweet Seymour Skinner's Baadasssss Song", by Bill Oakley and Josh Weinstein. This was the 18th episode of the fifth season and the 100th episode overall of The Simpsons.

This document is a part of The Lost Jokes and Story Arcs of "Sweet Seymour Skinner's Baadasssss Song", a feature that has co-writer Bill Oakley running through the writing process for this episode and all of the jokes and story arcs that had to be cut. He also goes over the general writing process The Simpsons from seasons 3-9 and where the story pitch fits into it.

Also be sure to check [...]

First Draft Script: "Sweet Seymour Skinner's Baadasssss Song"

Below is the final outline for "Sweet Seymour Skinner's Baadasssss Song", by Bill Oakley and Josh Weinstein. This was the 18th episode of the fifth season and the 100th episode overall of The Simpsons.

This document is a part of The Lost Jokes and Story Arcs of "Sweet Seymour Skinner's Baadasssss Song", a feature that has co-writer Bill Oakley running through the writing process for this episode and all of the jokes and story arcs that had to be cut. He also goes over the general writing process The Simpsons from seasons 3-9 and where the first draft script fits into it.

Also be sure to check [...]

List of Jokes and Story Ideas by Former Simpsons Showrunners Hints at What Might Have Been

Ned Flanders writes a Christian sci-fi book. Grampa Simpson visits the set of Matlock. Jimbo finally graduates from Springfield Elementary, leaving Bart all of his troublemaking supplies.

These are ideas for early Simpsons episodes by former showrunners Bill Oakley and Josh Weinstein from a document they recently unearthed from an old hard drive. "Unused Stories and Premises" is an incredible look at the writing process from the golden years of the show, one that shows how tiny jokes were turned into classic episodes.

Final Outline: "Sweet Seymour Skinner's Baadasssss Song"

Below is the final outline for "Sweet Seymour Skinner's Baadasssss Song", by Bill Oakley and Josh Weinstein. This was the 18th episode of the fifth season and the 100th episode overall of The Simpsons.

This document is a part of The Lost Jokes and Story Arcs of "Sweet Seymour Skinner's Baadasssss Song", a feature that has co-writer Bill Oakley running through the writing process for this episode and all of the jokes and story arcs that had to be cut. He also goes over the general writing process The Simpsons from seasons 3-9 and where the outline fits into it.

Also be sure to check out the [...]