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The Simpsons - Series 3 [VHS] [1990]

4.7 out of 5 stars 85 customer reviews

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  • Actors: Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Julie Kavner, Yeardley Smith, Harry Shearer
  • Writers: James L. Brooks, Matt Groening, Sam Simon
  • Language: Albanian, Arabic, English, French, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Turkish
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: 20th Century Fox
  • VHS Release Date: 6 Oct. 2003
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 85 customer reviews
  • ASIN: B00009W36K
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 230,424 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
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All 24 episodes from the third series of the groundbreaking animated comedy series. In 'Stark Raving Dad' Homer is committed to a mental asylum and shares a room with a man who thinks he's Michael Jackson. In 'Mr Lisa Goes to Washington' Lisa wins the regional round of an essay competition to win a trip to Washington. But a chance encounter sends her on an anti-corruption crusade. In 'When Flanders Failed' Flanders opens up a left-handed shop but finds it hard to get customers, until Bart gets involved. 'Bart the Murderer' sees Bart become the errand boy for the local mafia and ends up on trial for the murder of Skinner. In 'Homer Defined' Bart becomes a hero when he saves the plant from meltdown, but then becomes a loser when he reveals he didn't know how he did it. 'Like Father Like Clown' sees Krusty's background revealed. 'Treehouse of Horror II: A Simpsons Halloween' sees Lisa, Homer and Bart having nightmares after too many Halloween sweets. In 'Lisa's Pony' Homer buys Lisa a pony and ends up in financial trouble. 'Saturdays of Thunder' sees Homer trying to be a good father. 'Flaming Moe's' sees Moe taking all the credit for the recipe of a new drink that Homer gave him. In 'Burns Verkaufen der Kraftwerk' the plant is sold to a German company and Homer loses his job. In 'I Married Marge' Homer tells the kids the story of his and Marge's courtship. 'Radio Bart' sees Bart fooling the media into thinking a boy is trapped in a well. 'Lisa the Greek' sees Lisa help Bart to win alot of money. In 'Homer Alone' Marge gets a well-earned holiday, alone. 'Bart the Lover' sees Bart involved in the personal ads. 'Homer at the Bat' sees the plant getting a baseball team. In 'Separate Vocations' Lisa is told she would make a good housewife, whilst Bart is told he should be a cop. 'Dog of Death' sees the family having to make cut-backs to pay vet fees. 'Colonel Homer' sees Homer becoming manager to a country singer. In 'Black Widower' Sideshow Bob marries Selma but Bart is suspicious of Bob's motives. In 'The Otto Show' Bart takes up guitar and Otto comes to live with the Simpsons.In 'Bart's Friends Fall in Love' Millhouse falls in love and Bart makes friends with Martin. Finally, in 'Brother Can You Spare Two Dimes?' Homer's brother Herb turns up borrows $2,000 from Homer and then makes alot of money.

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First broadcast in 1991 the third series of The Simpsons contains a clutch of candidates for "Best Simpsons Episode Ever". Homer is on such appallingly good form throughout this series that a reasonable case can be made for asserting that he has superseded the importance of his Greek namesake in the annals of culture and civilisation.

The opening "Stark Raving Dad", for instance, features a guest appearance by an un-credited Michael Jackson, who plays an obese white inmate whom Homer meets while confined to a mental institution. Other standout episodes include "Like Father, Like Clown", in which Krusty reveals he is estranged from his Rabbi father; this is The Simpsons at the height of its powers, mature, ironic, erudite and touching while bristling with slapstick and Bart-inspired cheek. "Flaming Moe's" features Aerosmith and sees Homer invent a cocktail which desperate, sleazy bartender Moe steals from him. "Radio Bart" is another demonstration of the series' knack for cultural references, parodying the Billy Wilder movie Ace in the Hole. Finally, there's "Brother Can You Spare Two Dimes", in which Danny DeVito reprises his role as Homer's brother, regaining the fortune Homer lost him by inventing a Baby Translator.

Immensely enjoyable at anything from a primary to a doctoral thesis level, this third year of the show demonstrates conclusively that The Simpsons is quite simply, and by a large margin, the greatest television programme ever made. --David Stubbs --This text refers to the DVD edition.

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