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?
In The Critic, Jay has won two Pulitzer Prizes for criticism, a People's Choice award, a B'nai B'rith award, five Golden Globes, a PhD in film, and an Emmy. All but the B'nai B'rith and the PhD appear in this episode. See more
The official title of Hans Moleman's film is "Man Getting Hit By Football." But everyone thereafter refers to it erroneously as "Football In The Groin." See more
Did you know that there are over 600 film critics on TV, and Leonard Maltin is the best looking of them all?
References Schindler's List
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