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‘Any Time with Vin Forte’ Episode 15: “Acceptable for Broadcast” [Guest: Bill Oakley]


Bill Oakley was, along with his writing partner Josh Weinstein, the showrunner for The Simpsons for seasons seven & eight as well as a writer from 1992 to 1998. Bill and Josh also created the cult animated show Mission Hill, were consulting producers for Futurama, and have created numerous TV pilots together. Bill has also written for ‘Regular Show’ and is an Executive Producer and writer on Portlandia. In this episode, we discuss dealing with FOX censors, the legend of Simpsons writer John Swartzwelder, the original answer to “Who shot Mr. Burns?,” having your TV pilot mis-programmed on The WB, Bill & Josh’s script for the would-be Christmas classic Ruprect, and much more.

Follow Bill over on Twitter: @thatbilloakley and on Tumblr, here.

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Next Episode drops: March 9th!

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