| Bart's New Friend
| Episode Information
| Episode Number:
| Production Code:
| Original Airdate:
|| January 11, 2015
| Couch Gag:
|| In an updated version of Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Homer, Marge and Bart are shown walking into their home. They find out that someone has been eating their porridge and broke their couch but they catch Lisa who is sleeping on Bart's couch. She wakes up to find the three of them surrounding her, causing a fight between them. Later that night, the Simpsons are shown eating parts of Homer's body and the story transitions to the present where he reads the whole thing to Maggie.
| Blackboard Text:
|| Snowmen don't have carrot penises
|| You Tried The Rest-- Now settle for Luigi's Pizza
| Title Screen:
|| The Pieman and the Cupcake Kid (Homer and Bart) fly by.
| Special Guest Voices:
|| Stacy Keach as Don Bookner
| Written By:
|| Judd Apatow
| Directed By:
|| Bob Anderson
"Bart's New Friend" is the 11th episode of season 26. It was written by Judd Apatow. It was aired on January 11, 2015.
- "Homer is hypnotised to think he's 10 years old and becomes friends with Bart."
In an interview on Conan O'Brien's Internet show, Serious Jibber-Jabber, Judd Apatow stated that he wrote the episode in 1990 and "[he] got a call from The Simpsons, saying "We're going to shoot that episode next year".
During an interview with Slashfilm, Apatow revealed elements of the plot, saying that "they [The Simpsons] went to see a hypnotism show and at the hypnotism show, they made Homer think he was the same age at Bart. And then the hypnotist had a heart attack. So now Homer and Bart became best friends and they spent the rest of the show running away because Homer didn't want responsibility and didn't want to be brought back to his real age."
The table reading took place on April 25, 2014.