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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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
When the Simpsons are saying goodbye to Jay, Homer comes up with a joke can marked "Beer Nuts." Before he opens it up, Marge's eyes stay closed except when she blinks them open. See more
Hey, McBain. Your shoe's untied.
[after many hours pass
Upon closer inspection, these appear to be loafers.
Home! Sweet Home!
Music by H.R. Bishop See more