The Simpsons (1989– )
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A Star Is Burns 

The citizens of Springfield host their very own film festival, with a popular movie critic from New York arriving to judge.

Director:

Susie Dietter

Writers:

James L. Brooks (developed by), Sam Simon (developed by) | 3 more credits »

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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Dan Castellaneta ... Rappin' Rabbi #2 / Homer Simpson / Grampa Simpson / Paparazzo / Krusty the Clown / Mayor Quimby / 'Marge is gonna say something....' / Heckler #1 / Heckler #2 / Airport Tannoy / Hans Moleman / Barney Gumble / 'Pure egotism!' / Beer Vendor / Itchy (voice)
Julie Kavner ... Marge Simpson / Patty Bouvier / Selma Bouvier (voice)
Nancy Cartwright ... Bart Simpson / Todd Flanders / Nelson Muntz (voice)
Yeardley Smith ... Lisa Simpson (voice)
Hank Azaria ... Rappin' Rabbi #1 / 'Hey!' / Japanese Father / Moe Szyslak / Chief Wiggum / Charles Bronson / New York Pilot / TV Announcer / Senor Spielbergo / Anthony Hopkins / William Shatner / Bumblebee Man / Apu Nahasapeemapetilon / Man in Audience #2 (voice)
Harry Shearer ... Kent Brockman / Principal Skinner / Ned Flanders / God / Rainier Wolfcastle / Montgomery Burns / Waylon Smithers / Scratchy (voice)
Jon Lovitz ... Jay Sherman (voice)
Phil Hartman ... Charlton Heston (voice)
Maurice LaMarche ... Eudora Welty / George C. Scott (voice)
Doris Grau Doris Grau ... Various (voice)
Pamela Hayden ... Japanese Mother / Milhouse Van Houten / Rod Flanders / Woman Praising Barney's Movie / Maude Flanders (voice)
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Storyline

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 don @ minifie-1

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Genres:

Animation | Comedy

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 March 1995 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

USA

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby SR (seasons 3-19)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

In The Critic (1994), 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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Mr. Burns: [Mr. Burns' film is being booed by the audience] Smithers, are they booing me?
Smithers: Uh, no, they're saying "Boo-urns, Boo-urns".
Mr. Burns: [Stands and faces the audience] Are you saying "Boo" or "Boo-urns"?
[the audience boos and throws rubbish at him]
Hans Moleman: I was saying "Boo-urns"!
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Connections

Referenced in Atop the Fourth Wall: Youngblood #9 (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Hooray for Hollywood
(uncredited)
Music by Richard A. Whiting
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