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.

!! Tropes:
* AbusiveParents: After watching Lisa's film, a man asked Homer to strangle his child.
* AsHimself: Creator/JimJarmusch and Creator/JohnCReilly.
* BillBillJunkBill: Homer's reaction to the various charities asking for money (calling Doctors Without Borders "Doctors Without Money" and saying that Greenpeace will not get a piece of his green.) He even almost cuts Lisa's Sundance invitation in half thinking this way.
* BaitAndSwitchComment: While looking through the pile of film submissions for a non-mainstream film, the Sundance Committee finds a film about Paul Giamatti ('ooh') [[SpyFiction the world's greatest super spy]] ('groan')...[[ImaginaryFriend who only exists in the mind]] of an overweight [[ShrinkingViolet agoraphobic]] jazz musician...('Oh!')...played by Martin Lawrence in a fat suit. ('CollectiveGroan'). Naturally, they throw it into the fire.
* BlatantLies: 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.
* ComicalOverreacting: In one scene of Lisa's film, Mr. Largo has the school orchestra play a dramatic piece he calls 'Homer's Lament'. The scene in question is Homer crying over being [[ClutchingHandTrap unable to pull a pickle out of a jar]].
* DodgyToupee: Homer attempts to wear one at the start of Lisa's film, only for her to remove it from his head, citing how she wanted realism.
* HiddenDepths: This episode is yet another example to how much deeper Nelson Muntz is as a character and [[CharacterDevelopment 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.]]
* IResembleThatRemark:
-->'''Homer:''' Lisa, you made us look like ''monsters!''\\
'''Homer, Bart and Marge:''' (''with shadows over them and all of them--including Maggie--looking furious and evil'') MONSTERS! MONSTERS! ''MONSTERS!!!!''
* JerkAss: Many of the Sundance Festival filmgoers, who have no problem goading or mocking the Simpsons of Nelson and his mother.
* LimitedWardrobe: The family's clothing for the festival doesn't differ from their usual churchgoing clothes.
* NeverTrustATitle: Marge is excited to go see the films ''Regularsville'' and ''Candyland'', with the latter being erroneously confused by her as being a film based off of the board game of the same name. What she discovers instead is a half-naked man putting on lipstick and a couple shooting up heroin, respectively.
** She then concludes [[InsaneTrollLogic all the titles mean the opposite of what's in them]] and decides that she'll love a movie called "Chernobyl Graveyard". We never get to see what's in it (which is just as well), but she apparently didn't like it.
* OhCrap: Martin reacts this way when, after being used by the bullies for a ketchup patting sound effect, the next scene has Marge beating a steak with a mallet.
* RealityEnsues: When Chalmers and Skinner sleigh down a hill, they crash through a church and come out [[UsefulNotes/{{Mormonism}} 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.
* TheStinger: The first part of the credits has an extra scene with Skinner and Chalmers.
* TakeThat:
** "No more Simpsons movies! [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsonsMovie One]] is plenty!"
** The marquee outside of the judges' home says "Do Not Feed Creator/BenAffleck".
** At the festival, we see Creator/WoodyAllen trying to explain to an angry Soon-Yi that he was only ''thinking'' [[HereWeGoAgain about adopting]] Creator/ScarlettJohansson.
** The judges reject a potential spy movie with Paul Giamatti and Martin Lawrence...[[Film/BigMommasHouse with Lawrence in a fat suit.]]
* TemptingFate: 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.
* TooDumbToLive: 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.
* VanityPlate: Skinner and Chalmers create one of their own, "Chalmskinn Productions", which has the set up of the Creator/{{Paramount}} logo and the music of the Creator/DreamWorks logo.