William Lloyd Oakley (born February 27, 1966) is an television writer and producer, known for his work on the animated comedy series American . Oakley and The Simpsons became best friends and writing partners at Josh Weinstein ; Oakley then attended high school and was Vice President of the Harvard University . He worked on several short-term media projects, including writing for the variety show Harvard Lampoon Sunday Best, but was then unemployed for a long period.
Oakley and Weinstein eventually penned a
for spec script , after which they wrote " Seinfeld ", an episode of Marge Gets a Job The Simpsons. Subsequently, the two were hired to write for the show on a permanent basis in 1992. After they wrote episodes such as " ", " $pringfield (Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Legalized Gambling) " and " Bart vs. Australia ", the two were appointed Who Shot Mr. Burns? and executive producers for the showrunners and seventh seasons of the show. They attempted to include several emotional episodes focusing on the eighth , as well as several high-concept episodes such as " Simpson family ", " Homer's Enemy " and " Two Bad Neighbors ", winning three The Principal and the Pauper for their work. Primetime Emmy Awards
After they left
The Simpsons, Oakley and Weinstein created . The show was plagued by promotional issues and was swiftly canceled. They worked as Mission Hill on consulting producers , then created Futurama in 2003. The two wrote several unsuccessful TV pilots, and were due to serve as showrunners on The Mullets in 2009. Oakley left the project over a contract dispute. He has since written for Sit Down, Shut Up and The Cleveland Show , without Weinstein. He also served as co-executive producer and writer on Portlandia Portlandia, sharing a with his fellow writers in 2013. In 2018, Oakley reunited with Weinstein as co-executive producer on Writers Guild of America Award , Disenchantment 's series for Matt Groening . Oakley is married to fellow writer Rachel Pulido. Netflix