Blue Blistering Barnacles is the second Episode of The Simpsons ninth season. It aired on the Fox Network in the United States on September 28, 1997. In the Episode, Barney Gumble starts revealing that he is big fan of The Adventures of Tintin by Herge and starts writing, producing and directing an Animated Musical Film version of The Crab with the Golden Claws. With the help of Homer, Carl, Lenny, Frink, Moe, D.B. Sweeney, Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Kent Butterworth and the Animators, Barney has made the Film an Instant Success Worldwide.