As it's phenomenal success just grew and grew, The Simpsons continued to become even better, showing their animated contemporaries how humour should be done as it moved into it's fourth season.
Many people believe that this was the start of the programme's golden era, and I'd go along with that. The 22 classic episodes spread across this boxset will entertain you, remind you of how clever the show was, and is the perfect season to introduce someone who is new to The Simpsons.
Standout episodes include 'Homer The Heretic', where the Simpson's dad meets God, the brilliant 'New Kid On The Block' (which is in my personal top ten favourite episodes), the legendary 'Mr. Plow', the infamous 'A Street Named Marge', Homer discovers he has a half sibling in 'Brother From The Same Planet' (this one *always* has me in stitches with the wicked one liners, and in 'Marge In Chains', Mrs. Simpson ends up doing a spot of porridge for accidentally shoplifting. There is also the first Simpsons Clip Show (showcasing some of the golden moments of the show from the past three series), and the third installment of the Treehouse of Horror.
In short, a MUST for all Simpsons fans, with effortless humour, clever writing, and a variety of stories and subjects, the writers were never stale in those days. As with the other boxsets, this one is loaded with extras like optional commentaries over every episode, producer James L. Brooks speaking about the relationship between the Bush family and the Simpsons, as well as a couple of deleted scenes.
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