Bill Oakley Tweets Top 10 'Simpsons' Episode Pitches That Never Made It To Air For 500th Episode
With Fox airing a milestone 500th episode of "The Simpsons" this Sunday, it's no surprise that the Internet is teeming with Springfield nostalgia. On Friday, veteran 'Simpsons' writer Bill Oakley treated his Twitter followers to a list of 10 potential episodes that were pitched, discussed or written but never made it to air.
Loyal fans (and those of you who stopped watching after the 90s) will enjoy the list, which features such would-be classics as "Homer vs. Dr. Hibbert on the Issue of Race" by Greg Daniels, "Homer the Narcoleptic" by David X. Cohen and the number one choice, "Prince Comes to Springfield" by Conan O'Brien, which Oakley later tweeted had a complete script written by Conan before "Prince crapped out because he wanted to do a script written by a friend of his."
See all of Oakley's tweets below. The 500th episode of "The Simpsons" featuring WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange (see photo above for a sneak peek) airs this Sunday, Feb. 19 at 8:00 p.m. EST on Fox.