''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.
* 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. Ironically, the director of ''Football'' cheered Burns' film with a hearty "Boo-urns!"
* 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 person who threw the football
* {{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...