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?
As Todd Flanders is being swept down the river while being filmed, Ned prays for God to save him. Afterwards, God's hand descends from the clouds with five fingers, whereas throughout the series, as everyone knows, all of the characters have only four on each hand. 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
[Mr. Burns' film is being booed by the audience
Smithers, are they booing me?
Uh, no, they're saying "Boo-urns, Boo-urns".
[Stands and faces the audience
Are you saying "Boo" or "Boo-urns"?
[the audience boos and throws rubbish at him
I was saying "Boo-urns"!
References Working Girl
Hooray for Hollywood
Music by Richard A. Whiting See more