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
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
[during his acceptance speech
I've learned that I have a gift to share with the world. From now on, I'll be a new Barnard Gumbel; clean, sober, and hardworking.
Congratulations, Barney, and enjoy your prize - a lifetime supply of Duff Beer.
[the curtains pull back to reveal a Duff Beer tanker truck
Just hook it to my veins!
[the truck driver prepares an I.V
References A Man for All Seasons
Hooray for Hollywood
Music by Richard A. Whiting See more