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Josh Weinstein

Josh Weinstein in 1994
Born May 5, 1966 (1966-05-05) (age 43)
Virginia, U.S.
Occupation Television writer
Nationality American

Josh Weinstein (born May 5, 1966 in Virginia)[1] is an American television writer, best known for his work on The Simpsons. He attended St. Albans and Stanford University, where he was editor of the Stanford Chaparral.

Along with his writing partner Bill Oakley, Weinstein was executive producer and showrunner for seasons 7 & 8 of The Simpsons. Together, the two wrote such episodes as "Who Shot Mr. Burns?", "Lisa vs. Malibu Stacy", "Sideshow Bob Roberts" and the series' 100th episode "Sweet Seymour Skinner's Baadasssss Song". For his work he has won three Emmy Awards and a Peabody Award. After leaving The Simpsons, Weinstein and Oakley created the cult-favorite animated series Mission Hill and also served as consulting producers on Futurama.

He is credited with coming up with the phrase "Too crazy for Boy's Town, too much of a boy for Crazy Town" on "The Simpsons". [2]

He served as an executive producer on the Fox television series Sit Down, Shut Up. [3] He is currently serving as one of the co-executive producers for the upcoming 2010 season of "Futurama" on Comedy Central.


Writing credits


The Simpsons episodes

Weinstein has been credited as writing the following episodes of the Simpsons, with Bill Oakley:

Mission Hill episodes

Weinstein co-wrote the following episode with Bill Oakley:

Television Pilots

  • "The Funkhousers"
  • "Zooburbia"
  • "The Ruling Class"
  • "Business Class"
  • "22 Birthdays"


  1. ^ The Simpsons: The Complete Eighth Season. DVD commentary for Episode 4F11 "Homer's Phobia"
  2. ^ The Simpsons: The Complete Eighth Season. DVD Commentary for Episode 4F02 "Treehouse of Horror VII"
  3. ^ Cynthia Littleton and Michael Schneider (2008-05-11). "Fox greenlights 'Fringe'". Variety. Retrieved 2008-05-15.  

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