When Springfield is chosen as the shooting location for Rainier Wolfcastle's big-screen adaptation of the popular Radioactive Man comic series, the entire town tries to take the movie's producers for every dime they've got. Children from Springfield Elementary are invited to audition for the role of Radioactive Man's sidekick, Fallout Boy. Bart tries his hardest to land the role, but the producers select Milhouse, who is initially excited about his new gig, but soon grows disenchanted with the movie-making process. After numerous production snafus and time-consuming re-shoots, Milhouse flees the set and goes into hiding. In addition to the loss of one of their stars, the financial burden of shooting in Springfield proves too much for the filmmakers, and they abandon the production altogether.