Cheesehead Writes Simpsons' Trip to Ireland

Sunday night's episode of the cartoon was written by Wisc. man

Maybe you saw it? Last night's episode of "The Simpsons?" 

It turns out that a Wisconsin native wrote the episode.

Matt Marshall, 30, says it’s a dream come true: He has wanted to write for cartoons since he was 12 years old.

Marshall grew up in Racine and Mount Pleasant and graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.

He moved to Los Angeles after college and has worked for the “The Simpsons” for five years as a writers’ assistant. That means he sits with the writers all day, writing down their jokes and ideas as they work on scripts.

He pitched his idea for an episode in which the Simpsons go to Ireland about 18 months ago.

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