Aug 27, 2021
On today's episode, I talk to TV writer Bill Oakley. Originally
from Union Bridge, Maryland, Bill attended Harvard where he spent
most of his time writing for the Harvard Lampoon. After graduating,
Bill took on a number of different jobs until he and his longtime
friend and writing partner Josh Weinstein were eventually hired to
work on The Simpsons. Together, the two wrote some of the most
classic episodes of the show including "Sweet Seymour Skinner's
Baadasssss Song", "Who Shot Mr. Burns?" and "22 Short Films About
Springfield", and were subsequently promoted to executive producer
and showrunner during the seventh and eighth seasons. Since then,
Bill co-created Mission Hill, wrote for Futurama, Portlandia and
Disenchanted, and currently is the showrunner for the delightful
HBO Max series Close Enough!
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