It is decided that a film festival should be held to put Springfield on the map and cinema critic Jay Sherman comes to town and stays with the Simpsons. Various people submit films that they have made to win the critics' prize, from Burns' blockbuster presenting him as an epic hero to Barney's strangely poetic monochrome short, but the most popular choice seems to be George C. Scott in 'Man Getting Hit With a Football'. Written by
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Did You Know?
Series creator Matt Groening
had his name removed in protest from the credits of this episode "A Star Is Burns", in which Jay Sherman from The Critic
(1994) visits Springfield, because Groening felt that it made the episode into an advertisement for the other show. Groening stated in the L.A. Times that he didn't feel that he and The Simpsons
(1989) should share any credit or blame for how the other show performed. See more
After Jay makes his escape from an angry Rainier Wolfcastle, he calls out, "Taxi!" but his lips don't move. See more
The metric system is the tool of the devil! My car gets forty rods to the hogshead and that's the way I likes it.
Oscar Mayer Weiner
Performed by Nancy Cartwright
, Jon Lovitz
, and Yeardley Smith See more