The argument will rage long after the boxset of The Simpsons: Season Nine
has been released about when exactly Americas finest television animated export actually peaked. Some arguably, with genuine gusto, that it was a year or two before this series was first shown. Most purists though satisfy themselves that its the single digit seasons where the best of The Simpsons
, and theres certainly plenty of gold in this latest set.
Boasting twenty five episodes in all, and backed up by the superb selection of extras weve come to expect from Simpsons boxsets, there are some terrific episodes to be found. The 200th episode of the show, for instance, "Trash Of The Titans" makes compelling viewing out of, literally, sanitation, while "The City Of New York vs Homer Simpson" is likewise outstanding, as Homer trots off to recover his car.
Truth be told, for this reviewers money, The Simpsons: Season Nine isnt the equal of the two boxsets that preceded it, and it certainly has its fair share of easily forgettable episodes. But these are still in the minority, with the bulk of this set being as representative of the great writing, humour and wry observations weve come to expect from The Simpsons. Cracking value for money, too.--Simon Brew
The complete ninth season of the hugely popular US comedy series. During this season, Homer's acting as diligently as ever as he purchases a gun to help protect the family, takes on the City of New York in a legal battle and decides that he's the right man to run for Sanitation Commisioner. Episodes comprise: 'The City of New York vs. Homer Simpson', 'The Principal and the Pauper', 'Lisa's Sax', 'Treehouse of Horror VIII', 'The Cartridge Family', 'Bart Star', 'The Two Mrs. Nahasapeemapetilons', 'Lisa the Skeptic', 'Reality Bites', 'Miracle On Evergreen Terrace', 'All Singing, All Dancing', 'Bart Carny', 'The Joy of Sect', 'Das Bus', 'The Last Temptation of Krusty', 'Dumbbell Indemnity', 'Lisa the Simpson', 'This Little Wiggy', 'Simpson Tide', 'The Trouble With Trillions', 'Girly Edition', 'Trash of the Titans', 'King of the Hill', 'Lost Our Lisa' and 'Natural Born Kissers'.