''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 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 [[UsefulNotes/AcademyAward Oscar]].

The original can be viewed [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUTVmuqviqE here.]]
* UsefulNotes/AmericanFootball: The specific kind of football that the man gets hit by.
* AuthorAppeal: Averted. It's doubtful Hans Moleman found any appeal in this.
* CreatorCameo: Hans Moleman.
* 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.
* FoundFootage: Rumored to be one, instead of a regular narrative film.
* GroinAttack: It happens to the eponymous man.
* HeWhoMustNotBeSeen: The person who threw the football.
* KarmaHoudini: The football-thrower is not known to have gotten any comeuppance for his action.
* LargeHam: Averted by TheStoic Hans Moleman. Played straight by the typically hammy George C. Scott.
* {{Minimalism}}: The entire film consists of a simple shot of actor Hans Moleman's house.
* NarratorAllAlong: The narrator, Hans Moleman ("Man getting hit by [=footbaaaAAAAaaaaall=]"), turns out in a shocking PlotTwist to be the man hit by the football.
* TheOner: The brilliant camera work allows the film to be a single shot for the ''entire'' running time.
* OneHitKO: Well, the man does get incapacitated by a single football hitting him in the groin.
* 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...