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The Simpsons - Season 8 [DVD]

Dan Castellaneta , Julie Kavner    Suitable for 12 years and over   DVD
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith, Harry Shearer
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 4
  • Classification: 12
  • Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 2 Oct 2006
  • Run Time: 550 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000FQIRW2
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,959 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Product Description

The complete eighth season of hugely popular US comedy series. This season features 'The Springfield Files' with Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny, a dark day when the Itchy and Scratchy show became 'The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Show', and 'The Simpsons Spin Off Showcase' hosted by Troy McClure presenting three Simpsons Spin-off Shows. Guest stars include David Hyde Pierce, Willem Dafoe and the legendary Johnny Cash. Episodes comprise: 'Treehouse of Horror VII', 'You Only Move Twice', 'The Homer They Fall', 'Burns, Baby Burns', 'Bart After Dark', 'A Milhouse Divided', 'Lisa's Date With Density', 'Hurricane Neddy', 'The Mysterious Voyage of Our Homer (aka El Viaje Misterioso de Nuestro Homer)', 'The Springfield Files', 'The Twisted World of Marge Simpson', 'Mountain of Madness', 'Simpsoncalifragilisticexpiala-D'oh-cious', 'The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Show', 'Homer's Phobia', 'Brother From Another Series', 'My Sister, My Sitter', 'Homer vs The 18th Amendment', 'Grade School Confidential', 'The Canine Mutiny', 'The Old Man and The Lisa', 'In Marge We Trust', 'Homer's Enemy', 'Simpsons Spin-off Showcase' and 'The Secret War of Lisa Simpson'.

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The Simpsons' eighth season originally aired between October 27, 1996 and May 18, 1997, beginning with "Treehouse of Horror VII". The show runners for the eighth production season were Bill Oakley and Josh Weinstein.[1] The aired season contained two episodes which were hold-over episodes from season seven, which Oakley and Weinstein also ran. It also contained two episodes for which Al Jean and Mike Reiss were the show runners.

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254 of 268 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Still classic! (beginning to go downhill) 3 Jun 2006
Format:DVD
These episodes are just as classic as those from seasons 4,5,6 and 7. All 25 episodes from this season are here!

Treehouse Of Horror VII 8/10

Bart discovers he has a nevil twin, lisa creates her own universe and Kang and Kodos pretend to be US presidentail candidates.

You Only Move Twice 10/10

Homer gets a new job with an evil genius; Hank Scorpio. One of the best ever Simpsons episodes.

The Homer They Fall 8/10

Homer becomes a boxing legend.

Burns Baby Burns 8/10

Mr. Burns discovers he has a son, and Homer pretends to kidnap him.

Bart After Dark 9/10

Bart works at a burlesque hosue as a punishment from Homer.

A Milhouse Divided 9/10

Millhouses' parents separate.

Lisa's Date With Density 8/10

Lisa dates Nelson.

Hurricane Neddy 9/10

Ned's house is destroyed by a Hurricane which spirals into a story for the reason why Ned always says 'Diddly'.

El Viaje Misterioso De Nuestro Homer 9/10

Homer eats the world's hottest chilli and begins halucinating. He goes off on a quest to find his true soulmate.

The Springfield Files 9/10

Homer sees an alien in the woods!

The Twisted World Of Marge Simpson 7/10

Marge sets up her own pretzel maing company.

Mountain Of Madness 8/10

Homer and Mr. Burns get stuck in a cabin after an avalance buries them alive.

Simpsoncalifragilisticexpialad'ohcious 9/10

Marge suffers from stress, so the family hires a nanny; Sherry Bobbins. A musical-themed episode.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The beginning of the end - or the high point? 13 Jun 2010
By Little Cat Voom TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:DVD
If you`re a glass-half-full kind of person, and I like to think I am, then the fact the Simpsons did decline in quality from here should not cause too many tears; because this season is the best for my money. I adore Seasons 3, 4, 5 and 6, but believe this is the peak in terms of number of standout episodes. At least four of my top ten ever episodes are here.

Treehouse Of Horror VII - *****
One of the best Treehouse episodes, starring Hugo, Bart`s evil twin; Lisa becomes God to a tiny world she creates from her baby tooth; and an excellent Kang and Kodos feature to finish.

You Only Move Twice - *****
Simply fantastic, frequent Simpson`s guest star Albert Brooks plays Hank Scorpio in a brilliant Bond spoof.

The Homer They Fall - ****
Homer discovers he has ("Why Me!") Homer Simpson Syndrome, thus giving his brain extra protection from the gloves of Mike Tyso...I mean, Drederick Tatum.

Burns Baby Burns - ****
Not especially brilliant guest star Rodney Dangerfield plays Burns` long-lost and hugely embarrassing Homer-alike son, Larry. Cue hijinks as Homer and Larry hatch a kidnap plot to "win a father`s love".

Bart After Dark - *****
Homer, to assorted church people: If Homer Simpson wants his ten-year old son to work in a burlesque house, then Homer Simpson`s ten-year old son will work in a burlesque house!
Homer, realising Marge is behind the crowd: Now Marge, you`re going to hear a lot of crazy talk about Bart working in a Burlesque House.
Certainly an episode that has grown on me to become a favourite, with a classic Simpsons song to round things up.

A Milhouse Divided - ***
A bit of a downer really! At least Marge and Homer`s relationship strengthens as a result.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Simpsons- Season 8 15 Oct 2006
Format:DVD
This is it, the greatest season with the greatest episodes of the greatest cartoon on Earth. If you have ever even slightly liked this cartoon family then you need this season. It was the last season- and what a season!- before the dreadful "new" Simpsons started to seep through the formerly great writers' pens. 25 fantastic episodes feature on 4 discs with plenty of extras, the deleted scenes being the most notable. Nearly all the episodes are 10/10. Those that aren't are usually 9/10 with the rare 8.99999999999/10. With "You Only Move Twice", "The Itchy and Scratchy and Poochie Show", "Mountain of Madness", "Homer's Enemy" and many other episodes associated with the Simpsons' former greatness, it is time to walk down nostalgia lane and wash that taste of season 50 (nicknamed "Well even though it's crap, you'll still watch it, won't you?") out of your mouth. This is the best of the best of the best of the best all crammed onto four shiny new discs. If you have even a slight bit of humanity left in you, you won't be complete without these DVDs.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Season 8 - The end of the Golden Era 6 April 2010
By Picard TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:DVD
If you've done you're research, you'll have no doubt realised that the quality of The Simpsons from Series 1 took a steady incline, peaked between 5, 6, 7, and then ended up here, the magnificent 8th series of this phenomenal show that features an array of super-tight story lines and wonderful gags . Everyone has their own opinion of the 'new' generation of Simpsons episodes, but I would strongly argue that this product, Series 8, was the last of the 'Golden Era', and from here the show was only going down hill with an atrocious number of guest celebrities and ridiculous plots.

Some helpful reviewers have already recited the entire Episode list (also, checkout the Wikipedia entry for a full break-down), so I shall simply conclude by writing my personal highlights of this Series. Enjoy!

Homers Enemy:

"Frank Grimes" - as soon as you hear that name, you just think of Homer referring to the very unlucky, grade A student and all round good egg who recently gets a job at the Nuclear Plant. But when the brains of such a character and the 'lack-of' from Homer meet, expect some hilarity from the simple dad!

Treehouse Of Horror VII:

An unusually inventive Treehouse episode here; particularly Lisa's story of her 'World-in-a-bowl'. Not the usual 'cartoon gore' episode you'd expect, but it makes for a comical change.

You Only Move Twice:

A really tight episode that see's Homer getting a new career, and with it, a new home and life for the rest of the family. But can they cope when everything is so.... Perfect? Hank Scorpio is a wonderful character as Homers new boss!

A Milhouse Divided:

Millhouse takes centre stage for a change, allowing his Mum and Dad to get some comical action.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
worked well
Published 1 month ago by Maria
5.0 out of 5 stars Great.
This, along with season 5, are my personal favourites, and indeed many die hard fans claim that season 8 was the last truly great one. I'm inclined to agree. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Steve
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it
Love the simpsons, and I love season 8, once again saviong a lot of money for an official box set.
Published 16 months ago by jmahone
5.0 out of 5 stars Best of the 'golden' era
Perfect season of the Simpsons in the middle of what we call the golden era. The season ran between October 1996 - May 1997 and produced 25 brilliant episodes. Read more
Published 17 months ago by theuntold100
5.0 out of 5 stars Simpsons 8
Have previous 7 series box sets. Family are all huge fans. This series did not disappoint. Would highly recommend this box set.
Published 20 months ago by BullyFee
5.0 out of 5 stars Good
The gift that keeps on giving for a dedicated Simpsons fan - and very good value for money . .
Published 21 months ago by D. Williams
5.0 out of 5 stars Springfield year eight
Here, spread across four dvds in one box set, are all twenty five episodes from the eighth season of the Simpsons. Read more
Published 23 months ago by Paul Tapner
5.0 out of 5 stars Back when The Simpsons was the best thing on earth
Seasons 2-9 of The Simpsons where must watches. Season 8 happens to fit between 2-9, so you can imagine what this means; That this DVD is amazing.
Published on 19 April 2012 by B. Mitchell
5.0 out of 5 stars The simpsons season 8
All that i expected and wanted as most of my favourites were played during this particular season. couldnt ask for more.
Published on 1 Feb 2012 by kel
5.0 out of 5 stars just great
I bought it as a gift for my bf, as he loves Simpsons. Delivered quickly, in a secure package. Great fun for both of us :D
Published on 7 Jan 2011 by newlee
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