"The Simpsons" A Star Is Burns (TV Episode 1995) Poster

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A Star Is Born (1937)
title reference
Star Trek (1966) (TV Series)
William Shatner in a Star Fleet uniform is auditioning to play the part of Mr Burns.
A Man for All Seasons (1966)
Mr. Burns's film is titled "A Burns for All Seasons."
Scooby Doo, Where Are You! (1969) (TV Series)
Homer says, "Scooby-Doo can doo-doo, but Jimmy Carter is smarter."
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
One scene features Dr. Hibbert dressed as Dr. Frank-N-Furter from "The Rocky Horror Picture Show."
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
The music for "The Imperial March (Darth Vader's Theme)" is used when you see Mr. Burns in his office.
MacGyver (1985) (TV Series)
The TV show "MacGyver" is mentioned in this episode.
The Jetsons Meet the Flintstones (1987) (TV Movie)
Bart watches this film on TV.
Action Jackson (1988)
When shooting his film, Ned Flanders says, "Action, Jackson!"
Bright Lights, Big City (1988)
Apu's film is titled "Brigh Lights, Beef Jerky."
Working Girl (1988)
Mr. Burns says that he wants him film to be like "Bugsy" or "Working Girl."
Seinfeld (1989) (TV Series)
At the town meeting, Patty and Selma propose changing the town name from Springfield to "Seinfeld," after which the "Seinfeld" theme plays.
America's Funniest Home Videos (1989) (TV Series)
This TV show is mentioned in this episode.
Mo' Better Blues (1990)
Moe's film's title is a pun on of the title of this film.
The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
Anthony Hopkins, in character as Hannibal Lecter, auditions for the part of Mr. Burns.
Bugsy (1991)
Mr. Burns says that he wants him film to be like "Bugsy" or "Working Girl."
Schindler's List (1993)
Mr. Burns says that he wants his movie to do for him "what Spielberg did for Oskar Schindler."
Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)
This episode's Itchy & Scratchy cartoon is titled "Four Funerals and a Wedding."
The Critic (1994) (TV Series)
Jay Sherman comes to Springfield to be a judge in the film festival.
Pocahontas (1995)
Barney's film is titled "Pukahontas."

Featured in 

The Simpsons: The 138th Episode Spectacular (1995) (TV Episode)
The couch gag montage uses a clip from this episode.
Goodbye 2000 (2000) (TV Movie)
AMV Hell 3: The Motion Picture (2005)
"Man Getting Hit by Football" is shown.
Atop the Fourth Wall: My Cage (2015) (TV Episode)
McBain: "That's the joke."


Ben-Hur (1959)
The opening credits of Burns' film spoofs this film's opening. Additionally, there is a scene in the Burns movie in which he gives the title character water while suffering in the desert (which was done by Jesus Christ in the film.)
Cabaret (1972)
Moe's film is a parody of this film.
Death Wish (1974)
Jay Sherman reviews an aging Charles Bronson in "Death Wish 9".
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
The end scene from this film is spoofed.

Spoofed in 

AMV Hell 3: The Motion Picture (2005)
Neon Genesis Evangelion is edited to parody "Man Getting Hit By Football."

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