The Simpsons

Season 6 Episode 18

A Star Is Burns

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Mar 05, 1995 on FOX

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  • Money can't buy respect, Mr. Burns learns this lesson.

    Springfield was in trouble after being declared the least popular city. Mayor Quimby makes a plead to the public to attract tourists. Marge suggest a film festival and allow the townspeople to make their own films. As Marge recruits Jay Sherman, you can bet a certain someone wants to seize the chance at fame. That person is Charles Montgomery Burns, and he wastes no time on gaining respect. Burns hires a Mexican director and starts in his own film, had no choice. At the film festival, a Mole-man film gets Homer in trouble when Marge had made him a judge. Barney's film becomes the most talked about, and Burns… he pays two of the judges to get his film going. However, after Homer votes for Mole-man puts the decision in a deadlock between Burns and Barney. Homer watches Barney's film and votes for it to break the deadlock. Burns tries again, but a film similar to Homer's favorite Mole-man film teaches Burns that money won't buy him respect.