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'.
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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
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
[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"!
Hooray for Hollywood
Music by Richard A. Whiting See more