- Date: September 26, 1999
- Type: Television Episode
This Television Episode refers to Saving Private Ryan
Rainier Wolfcastle is seen filming Saving Irene Ryan. This is a reference to the 1998 film Saving Private Ryan and the character Irene Ryan from the sitcom The Beverly Hillbillies.
After destroying an "Elec-Taurus" electric car in a test run, the Simpsons are given free tickets to Mel Gibson's new film, a remake of Mr. Smith Goes to Washington. Mel Gibson, however, laments his current role without violence and wants someone to give him criticism. When Homer sees Mel talking with Marge, he gives Mel a brutal review, leading Mel to believe that Homer is the only man brave enough to give suggestions. As a result, he hires him to create a better ending. However, when the ending proves to be too controversial, Mel and Homer end up on the run from studio executives with the film