Ricky Gervais, verantwortlich für das wundervolle Office, schreibt eine Episode für die wundervollen Simpsons:

Having originally agreed to follow Tony Blair, Paul McCartney, Bill Clinton and countless others by voicing a character, he has now agreed to go one stage further at the behest of the show’s creator. Matt Groening, a fan of British comedy in general and The Office in particular, asked Gervais to write an episode after meeting him in Los Angeles last year when the British comedy won two Golden Globe awards. “It was embarrassing, because he was saying how much he loved The Office and I was saying how much I loved The Simpsons. It turns you into a nerd because I was quoting bits of the show back at him,” said Gervais.

The pair met for lunch before Wednesday’s British Comedy Awards in London, where Groening was given an outstanding contribution award. Gervais and co-writer Stephen Merchant also won a prize for their work on The Office. Having agreed to write the script with executive producer Al Jean, Gervais said he had already completed a first draft. “I bang it down, give it to them, they make it funny and I claim the credit,” he said. “I feel like I know Homer. It’s a joy.”