The Simpsons- Season 6 (Limited Edition Homer Boxset) [DVD]
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Box set containing all 25 episodes from Season 5 of the animated comedy series about the world's favourite dysfunctional family. Episodes comprise: 'Bart Of Darkness', 'Lisa's Rival', 'Another Simpson Clip Show', 'Itchy & Scratchyland', 'Sideshow Bob Roberts', 'Treehouse Of Horror V', 'Bart's Girlfriend', 'Lisa On Ice', 'Homer Badman', 'Grandpa vs. Sexual Inadequacy', 'Fear Of Flying', 'Homer The Great', 'And Maggie Makes Three', 'Bart's Comet', 'Homie The Clown', 'Bart vs. Australia', 'Homer vs. Patty And Selma', 'A Star Is Burns', 'Lisa's Wedding', 'Two Dozen And One Greyhounds', 'The PTA Disbands', 'Round Springfield', 'Springfield Connection', 'Lemon Of Troy' and 'Who Shot Mr. Burns? (Part 1)'.
The classic to clunker ratio is still extraordinarily high, though The Simpsons' sixth season could give some devoted viewers pause. The show that takes cheeky delight in mooning television convention gives us "Another Simpsons Clip Show" and its first season-ending cliffhanger, "Who Shot Mr. Burns?" And, as does Bart in "A Star Is Burns," we should all feel a little dirty at the "cheap cartoon crossover" appearance of Jay Sherman (Jon Lovitz), designed to give a boost to the ill-fated animated series The Critic. But this is just beard-stroking tongue-clucking regarding a season that delivered episodes that rank in the hallowed The Simpsons pantheon, among them, "Homer Badman," in which lust for a gummy Venus de Milo, peeled from the behind of an unwitting babysitter, makes Homer the object of feminist protest and tabloid TV fodder, and "Homer the Great," in which Homer is discovered to be the Chosen One to lead the secret society, "The Stonecutters" ("Who holds back the electric car/Who made Steve Guttenberg a star?/We do!"). Several episodes take their inspiration from classic films and books: Hitchcock's Rear Window ("Bart of Darkness"); Michael Crichton's Westworld and Jurassic Park ("Itchy and Scratchy Land"); and Stephen King and Ray Bradbury ("Treehouse of Horror V").
This season's roster of guest voices is also especially impressive, including Winona Ryder as "Lisa's Rival," Meryl Streep as Rev. Lovejoy's bad-seed daughter ("She's like a Milk Dud," a smitten Bart laments. "Sweet on the outside, poison on the inside"), the late Anne Bancroft in "Fear of Flying"; Patrick Stewart in "Homer the Great"; Mel Brooks and Susan Sarandon in "Homer vs. Patty and Selma," and Mandy Patinkin as Lisa's future fiancée in the surprisingly moving "Lisa's Wedding." There has, of late, been a feud a-brewin' between fans of The Simpsons and Family Guy. Which show is funnier? Has The Simpsons lost it? Is Family Guy a Simpsons-wannabe? Hey; Can't we all just laugh along? Best to just marvel at another exemplary Simpsons season that, to quote Homer in "Lisa's Rival," delivers it all: "The terrifying lows, the dizzying highs, the creamy middles." --Donald Liebenson, Amazon.com
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This is one of those seasons that nobody argues about the quality of. And it has a very memorable cliffhanger ending.
Episodes are as follows:
Bart of Darkness.
Another Simpsons clip show.
Itchy and Scratchy Land.
Sideshow Bob Roberts.
Treehouse of Horror V.
Lisa on Ice.
Grampa Vs Sexual inadequacy.
Fear of flying.
Homer the Great.
And Maggie makes three.
Homie the Clown.
Bart Vs Australia.
Homer Vs Patty and Selma.
A Star is Burns.
Two Dozen and one Greyhounds.
The PTA disbands.
The Springfield Connection.
Lemon of Troy.
Who shot Mr. Burns? [Part one.]
Still very much riding the crest of the wave of having become a phenomenon at the time this season went out, they capitalised on it by producing a clifhanger ending with a mystery that gripped a nation. The resolution to which is on season seven.
All discs begin with an anti piracy ad, but you can skip that via the next button on the dvd remote.
All have direct scene access ad a commentary from the production staff.
The only language and subtitles option on this season is English. Save for Who Shot Mr. Burns part one which can, via a special language feature, be watched in Parisian French, Castilian Spanish, Czech or Russian.
Most episodes have deleted scenes, but they can't be watched individually. You're given the option to reinstate them in the episode or not.Read more ›
This was also a time when The Simpsons had no-one else to compete against; as such, the series was at its most original. Looking again at the series now, the show has lost all character because it feels the need to rival other shows like 'Family Guy', which are far, far more fast paced and focussed on current affairs.
Season 6's highlights for me personally, and probably the best ever Simpsons episodes are the following:
"Bart of Darkness" (No. 1)
One of the great 'summer' episodes featuring an issue that would have us all miserable... Bart breaks his leg and as such, cannot use the pool Homer has constructed in the back yard (after building a Barn House initially by mistake!) Aside from the countless brilliant gags, this episode features one very memorable scene in which Ned reveals how he never murdered his family, followed with "that" scream and Homers laughable detective speech! The first of a bunch of great summer episodes with the typical competition element as Martin builds a bigger, better pool.
"Treehouse of Horror 5" (No. 6)
The original Treehouse of Horrors were very, very original and actually retained the Halloween/fear elements. I think T.O.Read more ›
The show hadn't changed in anyway with the winning formula, and the writing remained as clever and witty as it ever was. Episode highlights, some of which I regard as being amongst the very best in the animated sitcom's long history, include 'Bart of Darkness', 'Treehouse of Horror V' (the one with the hilarious parodies of such films as 'The Shinning', 'Time and Punishment' and 'Nightmare Cafeteria'), the time Marge became a policewoman in 'The Springfield Connection', 'Lisa's Wedding', and of course, the first part of 'Who Shot Mr. Burns?'. There's also another Simpsons clip show, with Marge and Homer discussing with the kids about the subject of love.
I will say that this was the first season so far that didn't quite outshine the previous, and I do think the fifth season was better as a whole. There are 25 episodes here and not a particularly bad one among them, although I think that this was the start of the villainous Sideshow Bob being overused, the episode is 'Sideshow Bob Roberts', and I do wish they had left the character alone after 'Cape Fare', ending his stint on a trilogy because no episode with him in it has ever topped his first three.
With the season ending on a cliff hanger, it paved the yet for a seventh, and people were finally able to find out the culprit behind the Burns shooting. This box set is yet another must have DVD for all Simpsons fans to be able to relive the glory days of this animated classic. There's amble extras to feast on, including insightful audio commentaries on each episode, of which there are 25 in total.
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The Simpsons writer's know that comedy is like a shark and that pacing is key, so each and every episode is jam packed to the rafters with zanyness.Published 13 months ago by Elwyn Roberts
Having bought and watched this series of the Simpsons quite a while ago I'm struggling a bit to remember all the different episodes, but do remember enjoying most of it. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Tea for Two