Recap: The Simpsons S 19 E 18 Any Given Sundance
Lisa makes a film that gets into the Sundance Film Festival. While it's a success, it also paints the family in a rather insensitive, unflattering light.
- Abusive Parents: After watching Lisa's film, a man asked Homer to strangle his child.
- As Himself: Jim Jarmusch and John C. Reilly.
- Blatant Lies: After the negative reaction to the film by the family, Lisa claims that she did had no say in how the film was edited. This is then immediately followed by a title card read by Lisa herself that it was proudly edited by her.
- Hidden Depths: This episode is yet another example to how much deeper Nelson Muntz is as a character and how much he has grown from the cruel bully without a cause from the first season to a more introspective, sensitive boy who's more than meets the eye.
- Reality Ensues: When Chalmers and Skinner sleigh down a hill, they crash through a church and come out with several brides between them. After Chalmers asks if this is real, one of the women replies that it's not and that both of them have in fact crashed their sled and are lying unconscious in a snow embankment, which they are currently located.
- The Stinger: The first part of the credits has an extra scene with Skinner and Chalmers.
- Take That: "No more Simpsons movies! One is plenty!"
- Tempting Fate: Lisa tries to assure her family that nobody outside the festival is ever going to hear about the film, which is followed by Comic Book Guy writing an online review.
- Too Dumb to Live: The other Sundance Festival judges who were deliberately told not to gasp too much due to their high altitude did anyway in reaction to Lisa's film. They are then seen being loaded into ambulances with a few of them dying as a result.
- Vanity Plate: Skinner and Chalmers create one of their own, "Chalmskinn Productions", which has the set up of the Paramount logo and the music of the DreamWorks logo.