On just how close this episode compared to Rogen's real life, the writer-actor tells USA Today, "In a lot of ways it mirrored the situation we were in working with The Green Hornet. I had to lose weight and do a lot of physical training. It seemed hilarious to us as it was happening." Rogen co-wrote the episode with writing partner Evan Goldberg, and the whole gig came about after Goldberg met James L. Brooks and learned how he was such a big fan of Superbad (which Rogen and Goldberg wrote). Brooks then learned that Rogen and Goldberg were huge Simpsons fans, and, well, the rest is Springfield history.
Check out an image from this week's premiere episode above, and make sure to tune in this Sunday on Fox at 8pm ET/PT.