These include "O Brother, Where Art Thou?", in which Homer is reunited with, and ruins the business of, his long-lost brother ("He was an unbridled success--until he discovered he was a Simpson"), "Dead Putting Society", in which Homer lives out his rivalry with neighbour Ned Flanders through a crazy-golf competition between the sons ("If you lose, you're out of the family!") and one of the greatest ever episodes, "Lisa's Substitute", which not only features poor little Lisa's crush on a supply teacher voiced by Dustin Hoffman but also Bart's campaign to become class president. "A vote for Bart is a vote for anarchy!", warns Martin, the rival candidate. By way of a retort, Bart promises faithfully, "A vote for Bart is a vote for anarchy!". --David Stubbs
On the DVD: The Simpsons, Season 2, like its DVD predecessor, has neat animated menus on all four discs as well as apparently endless copyright warnings, but nothing as useful as a "play all" facility. The discs are more generously filled than Season 1, however, and each episode has an optional group commentary from Matt Groening and various members of his team. The fourth disc has sundry snippets including the Springfield family at the Emmy Awards ceremony, Julie Kavner dressed up as Bart at the American Music Awards and videos for both "Do the Bartman" and "Deep, Deep Trouble" (all with optional commentary). There are two short features dating from 1991: director David Silverman on the creation of an episode and an interview with Matt Groening. TV commercials for butterfinger bars, foreign language clips and picture galleries round out the selection. Picture is standard 4:3 and the sound is good Dolby 5.1. --Mark Walker
Disc 1: Bart Gets an F; Simpson and Delilah; Treehouse of Horror; Two Cars in Every Garage and Three Eyes on Every Fish; Dancin' Homer
Disc 2: Bart vs. Thanksgiving; Bart the Daredevil; Itchy & Scratchy & Marge; Bart Gets Hit By a Car; One Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Blue Fish; The Way We Was
Disc 3: Homer vs. Lisa; Principal Charming; Oh Brother, Where Are Thou?; Bart's Dog Gets an F; Old Money; Brush with Greatness
Disc 4: Lisa's Substitute; The War of the Simpsons; Three Men and a Comic Book; Blood Feud. DVD Special Features:
Commentary for each episode
Interview with James L Brooks and Matt Groening
"Do the Bartman" director's cut music video (with optional commentary)
"Deep Deep Trouble" music video (with optional commentary)
David Silverman on the "Creation of an Episode"
Emmy Awards Presentation
Bart on the American Music Awards
Three Butterfinger TV commercials
Five foreign language clips
Gallery (animation, magazine covers and muc more)
Aspect ratio: 4:3
Sound: Dolby 5.1 Surround
Subtitles: English SDH, Danish, Finnish, Norwegian and Swedish
Season 2 episodes in order:
"Bart Gets An F"
"Simpson And Delilah"
"Treehouse Of Horror I"
"Two Cars In Every Garage And Three Eyes On Every Fish"
"Dead Putting Society"
"Bart Vs. Thanksgiving"
"Bart The Daredevil"
"Itchy & Scratchy & Marge"
"Bart Gets Hit By A Car"
"One Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Blue Fish"
"The Way We Was"
"Homer Vs. Lisa And The 8th Commandment"
"Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?"
"Bart's Dog Gets An F"
"Brush With Greatness"
"The War Of The Simpsons"
"Three Men And A Comic Book"
Season 2 contains some classic early episodes... a favorite of mine, "The War Of The Simpson's". Marge signs herself and Homer up for counseling. They go to a cottage retreat where Homer battles his marriage as well as a giant fish. Season 2 also introduces the 1st Halloween special ("Treehouse Of Horror")... which is now an annual party for the creators to think outside the box of normalcy. Having so many episodes on a few DVD's is worth it. Quality in picture, dolby sound, and everything else that goes with the incredible technology of the DVD. Only complaint here is it's 4 DVD's... even Homer would want this all on 1-2 DVD's so it's less time getting up off the sofa and having to change the discs in the DVD player.
it also has:
• Animated, Color, Closed-captioned, Box set, Dolby
• Commentary by on all episodes
• Interviews with James L. Brooks and Matt Groening
• Bart on the American Music Awards (with commentary)
• "Do The Bartman" video (with optional commentary)
• "Deep, Deep Trouble" video (with optional commentary)
• "Do The Bartman (Director's Cut)" - video
• David Silverman on the creation of an episode
• Licensing and merchandising review
• Emmy Awards presentation
• 3 Butterfinger commercials
• Still Photos (Easter eggs)
• Early drawings
• Full-screen format
• Number of discs: 4
A must buy for anyone, even non-Simpsons fans.
'Old Money' is probably the best episode overall, in which the relationship between Homer and Abe is examined for the first time in great detail, soon to become one of the show's most moving and haunting elements for subsequent seasons, while 'The Way We Was' provides a slick look at how Homer and Marge first came to be together. Phil Hartman also provides voice-overs for the first time in roughly three of these episodes, including 'Homer Versus Lisa and the 8th Commandment', in which various characters respond differently to the moral dilemma of obtaining an illegal cable TV hook up. Lisa in particular is horrified that a Commandment is being broken, and tries to show her indifferent father the error of his ways, in a wonderful story that surely proved that the Simpsons were fundamentally a highly moral (and extremely entertaining) show. 'Lisa's Substitute' and 'War of the Simpsons' are simply too wonderful to describe! So what are you waiting for? Click those buttons and order this stunning item today!
This DVD also features other classic episodes such as 'Homer vs Lisa' and the 1st 'Treehouse of Horrors', and how can i forget every other one of the 22 episodes in this set. They're all amazing.
This is amust have DVD for any comedy fan. It shows the simpsons from a time which most people forgot and it's shame because some of these truely are the greatest episodes ever.
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