Mel shows up on the Simpsons' door and invites Homer and his family to come with him to Hollywood to change the movie. They fly in a plane piloted by John Travolta, who has a pilot's license in real life.
Homer and Mel begin work on the film while the rest of the family explores Hollywood. The family sees Robert Downey Jr. in a shootout with the cops; the joke is that it's not a movie, it's a continuation of Downey's legal troubles.
When Homer's ideas prove to be stupid and pointless, (like one of Homer's ideas of having a villain be a "Dog with shifty eyes"), Mel begins to wonder whether he made a mistake. However, he is enthusiastic when Homer tells him his ideas for the famous "filibuster" scene at the end. The next day, they present the new ending to the producers. In the new version, Mr. Smith goes berserk and slaughters every member of Congress and the President in a mindless action movie sequence. The producers are horrified at this, saying that "Mr. Smith" was meant to be the Studio's big prestige picture and that they've already "bought five Golden Globes." They attempt to burn the new ending, as Homer and Mel, determined to save their movie, run for it.
They meet up with the rest of the family at a wax museum. They steal a replica of the car from the Mad Max movies and engage in a ludicrous car chase through the streets of Hollywood, with the film executives hot on their trail. They eventually manage to evade them. Homer and Mel then attend the movie's premiere back in Springfield, and when the film ends, the entire audience walks out disgusted. Homer then tries to apologize to Mel, but he doesn't blame him, arriving to the conclusion there's no place for violence-lovers like them in Hollywood...however, as soon as Homer suggests similarly stupid ideas for "their" next movie while leaving the theater, Mel kicks him out of his limousine. Homer yells after Mel, indicating that he fell out, the scene then zooms in to a dog with evil shifty eyes.
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