Rogan pens his own Simpsons episode

Homer becomes a superhero

Seth Rogen has written his own episode of The Simpsons – becoming only the second guest star to do so after Ricky Gevais.

His script, which airs in the US this Sunday, draws on his experiences starring in next year’s superhero blockbuster The Green Hornet.

In Homer the Whopper, the Knocked Up star plays a personal trainer trying to get Homer Simpson in shape to play Everyman, a superhero created by Comic Book Guy and made into a film.

Rogen told Hollywood trade paper Variety: ‘We wanted to comment on how Hollywood generally ruins these movies. The whole joke is Homer is cast to play a guy who's an everyman and they try to make him into this physically fit guy.’

The actor said recording the show was ‘one of the highlights of my life’, and of penning the script he said: ‘As a writer, it always just seemed like the Holy Grail. I can die a happy man now.’

Sarah Silverman also has a guest role in a Simpsons episode later this series.

Published: 28 Sep 2009

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