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Futon Critic chats with Simpsons scribe Don Payne

by Adam Finley, posted Jan 25th 2007 7:02PM

simpsonsThere's a short but informative interview with television writer Don Payne over at the Futon Critic. Payne has written for Hope and Gloria, The Brian Benben Show, Men Behaving Badly and Pride and Joy. He has also written the screenplays for My Super Ex-Girlfriend and the upcoming Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer. Payne has also been a writer on The Simpsons for the last eight years.

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Don Payne: The TV Squad Interview

by Scott Weinberg, posted May 9th 2006 10:15AM
Screenwriter Don Payne is just now beginning to make his mark in the movie world. His first feature, My Super Ex-Girlfriend, hits theaters in July, and he recently finished a draft of Fantastic Four 2 for the fine folks at FOX. But Don has spent several years toiling away in the TV salt mines, from a bunch of quickly-forgotten sitcom failures to his arrival on The Simpsons writing staff.

We originally sat down with Donny P. to talk movies, but c'mon. You try sitting down with a Simpsons writer and NOT bringing up the wonderful town of Springfield. Here's what Mr. Payne had to say about his experiences with Hope & Gloria, Pride & Joy, Men Behaving Badly, and (especially) The Simpsons.

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