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''Man Getting Hit By Football'' is a classic short film made by and starring [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Hans Moleman]], created for a film festival in his small town of Springfield ([[WhereTheHellIsSpringfield the creator never told us which one]]). The premise is simple, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin it's about a man getting hit by hit by a football]]. The film was not well-received when it was released [[note]]Well, except by one judge, who ''loved'' it[[/note]]. However it went on to be VindicatedByHistory, getting itself a successful remake which earned George C. Scott an [[AcademyAwards Oscar]].

The original can be viewed [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mV1LWhNpTJU here.]]
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!!Tropes:
* DarkHorseVictory: The remake, rumors persist Charles Montgomery Burns [[BribingYourWayToVictory had bribed the judge's panel to get his own entry to win.]] Ironically, he had also submitted an entry to the same festival that premiered the original. While he came in second place during the festival, his film wasn't as lucky at the Oscars.
* DownerEnding: The man gets hit by a football and is left while cringing in pain.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: It's about a man. Who gets hit by a football.
* GroinAttack: It happens to the eponymous man.
* HeWhoMustNotBeSeen: The person who threw the football.
* KarmaHoudini: The person who threw the football
* {{Minimalism}}: The entire film consists of a simple shot of actor Hans Moleman's house.
* TheRemake: Featuring George C. Scott and the bonus line "Aaagh! My groin!"
* SadistShow: Certainly evident by some viewers, such as one unknown judge of the Springfield Film Festival who was reported to fall into hysterical laughter upon seeing it.
* ShortFilm: Short doesn't begin to describe this film. It may as well be ''Literature/TheUglyBarnacle'' of films.
* SpoilerTitle: We all know what what the ending is...
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