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Simpsons - Season 2

The Simpsons - Season 2

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Director: Dan Castellaneta, David Silverman, Jim Reardon, Mark Kirkland

Cast: Dan Castellaneta, David Silverman, Jim Reardon, Mark Kirkland


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Bart, Homer, and the rest of the family are back in The Simpsons: The Complete Second Season. Each of these 22 episodes is presented in 1.33:1 full frame and sports solid colors and dark black levels. Since the second season of the show was in the early '90s, some imperfections abound including grain, dirt, and some bleeding colors. Otherwise, these episodes


Bart, Homer, and the rest of the family are back in The Simpsons: The Complete Second Season. Each of these 22 episodes is presented in 1.33:1 full frame and sports solid colors and dark black levels. Since the second season of the show was in the early '90s, some imperfections abound including grain, dirt, and some bleeding colors. Otherwise, these episodes are all in very good shape. The soundtrack is presented in Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround in English as well as Dolby 2.0 Surround in English and French. While 5.1 remixes are certainly welcome, The Simpsons isn't really an effects-heavy show and as such doesn't utilize a ton of directional effects. Overall the fidelity is quite low, though otherwise the mix is clear of any hiss or distortion. Also included on these discs are English and Spanish subtitles. Fox has made sure to add a few extra features onto this set, starting with commentaries on every episode by creator Matt Groening and various other crew members. Each of these are a goldmine of production information about the story and creative process, along with a lot of hearty laughs. Two music videos for the songs "Do the Bartman" and "Deep Deep Trouble" are included with optional commentary, plus two "awards show segments" featuring animated material from the Emmy Awards and American Movie Awards. Two video featurettes ("David Silverman on the Creation of an Episode" and "Interview") are fairly light peeks at the creation process with interviews by Groening and James L. Brooks. Finally there is an extensive still gallery with over 100 images of sketches and conceptual drawings. There are also some hidden extras featuring some weird foreign language clips.

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The second season of Matt Groening’s groundbreaking series picks up where the first left off -- satirizing the nuclear (in more ways than one) family with its signature irreverent flair. This four-DVD collection compiles episodes 14-36, and introduces such series favorites as Ralph Wiggum, Groundskeeper Willie, Professor Frink, Blinky the three-eyed fish, and the Comic Book Guy, while Season 2's celebrity guest fleet includes Ringo Starr, Danny DeVito, and Larry King. Extra features abound, including an interview with Matt Groening, audio commentary, and a featurette on the making of a Simpsons episode.
  • "Two Cars in Every Garage, Three Eyes on Every Fish" - To prevent his nuclear plant from being closed down due to safety violations, Montgomery Burns decides to run for governor.
  • "Samson and Delilah" - After trying a hair-growing formula (charged to company health insurance), Homer gets promoted to an executive position, and gets a male secretary to help him. Harvey Fierstein guest stars.
  • "Bart Gets an F" - Bart is on the verge of failing fourth grade, so he enlists the aid of the class brain.
  • "The Simpsons Halloween Special" - Bart and Lisa swap horror stories in their tree house, and James Earl Jones narrates Edgar Allen Poe's "The Raven" starring the Simpsons.
  • "Dancin’ Homer" - Dancin' Homer becomes the Springfield Isotopes’ team mascot, and the family gets invited to Capital City.
  • "Bart the Daredevil" - After seeing a daredevil perform at a Monster Truck Rally, Bart embarks on a death-defying lifestyle.
  • "Bart vs. Thanksgiving" - Bart runs away from home when he accidentally burns Lisa's masterpiece and refuses to apologize.
  • "Dead Putting Society" - Bart and Todd Flanders enter a miniature golf tournament. Meanwhile, Homer and Ned Flanders bet that the father of the loser mows the neighbor's lawn in his wife's dress.
  • "Itchy & Scratchy & Marge" - After watching an Itchy and Scratchy cartoon, Maggie whacks Homer in the head with a hammer, sparking her vow to eliminate cartoon violence.
  • "Bart Gets Hit By a Car" - When Mr. Burns crashes into Bart, and is willing to pay only a hundred dollars, Homer sues Mr. Burns for a million.
  • "One Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Blue Fish" - After thinking he ate poisonous blowfish at a local sushi restaurant, Homer believes he has only 24 hours to live.
  • "The Way We Was" - When the TV goes out, Homer and Marge explain how they first met.
  • "Homer vs. Lisa and the 8th Commandment" - Homer gets an illegal cable hook-up, which Lisa (citing the Bible’s "Thou Shalt Not Steal") refuses to watch, for fear of losing her soul.
  • "Bart’s Dog Gets an F" - After eating Homer's new $125 sneakers and the family quilt, Santa's Little Helper is enrolled in obedience school.
  • "Principal Charming" - Homer sets up a blind date between Principal Skinner and Marge's sister, Selma, but things don’t exactly go as planned.
  • "Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?" - Fearing death, Grandpa Simpson surprises Homer with the news that he has a half-brother.
  • "Old Money" - When Abraham 'Grandpa' Simpson inherits one hundred six thousand dollars, he decides to give it to those who need it most.
  • "Brush With Greatness" - While Homer tackles his weight problem, Marge takes up painting, and ends up being commissioned to do a portrait of Mr. Burns.
  • "Lisa’s Substitute" - A substitute teacher changes Lisa’s perspective on learning, and Bart runs against whiz kid Martin for class president.
  • "War of the Simpsons" - Marge signs up for a marriage retreat, but Homer has fishing on his mind, and the only babysitter they could get is Grandpa Simpson.
  • "Three Men and a Comic Book" - In order to earn enough money to buy the first Radioactive Man comic book, Bart takes a part time job with a neighbor. He soon learns, however, that working is for chumps.
  • "Blood Feud" - Mr. Burns needs double-O negative blood, and only Bart can supply it. Now, Homer wants some gratitude for Bart's donation
  • Product Details

    Release Date:
    20th Century Fox

    Special Features

    Closed Caption; Contains the complete second season with all 22 episodes; Full-frame aspect ratio (1.33:1); Audio: English 5.1 Dolby Surround; English Dolby Surround; French Dolby Surround; Subtitles: English, Spanish; Commentary on all 22 episodes by creator Matt Groening, joined by writers, directors, and executive producer James L. Brooks on selected episodes; Early interview with James L. Brooks and Matt Groening; Bart's American Music Awards appearance; The Simpsons presenting at the Emmy Awards; Music videos with optional commentary: "Deep Deep Trouble" and "Do the Bartman" (Director's Cut); "Creation of an Episode" featurette; Foreign language clips; Butterfinger commericals; Early sketches

    Cast & Crew

    Performance Credits
    Dan Castellaneta Actor,Homer Simpson,Capt. Lance Murdock
    Julie Kavner Actress,Marge Simpson
    Maggie Roswell Miss Hoover
    Harry Shearer Actor,C. Montgomery Burns,Ned Flanders,Kang
    Nancy Cartwright Bart Simpson,Actress
    Yeardley Smith Lisa Simpson
    Alex Rocco Roger Meyers Jr.
    Cloris Leachman Mrs. Glick
    Jon Lovitz Arnie Ziff
    Marcia Wallace Mrs. Krabappel
    Sab Shimono Master Chef

    Technical Credits
    David Silverman Director
    Jim Reardon Director
    Mark Kirkland Director
    Rich Moore Director
    Wesley M. Archer Director

    Scene Index

    Side #1 -- Disc One
    1. Main Title [1:22]
    2. "Bart, Did You Read the Book? " [4:41]
    3. "Could You Please Crash the Bus or Something?" [4:51]
    4. "The Funnest Day in the History of Springfield" [5:33]
    5. "Let Me Get Old Red" [3:40]
    6. End Credits [2:03]
    1. Main Title [1:22]
    2. "Dear God, Give a Bald Guy a Break!" [4:41]
    3. "I Love You, Karl, er... Marge!" [4:51]
    4. "Dad Is Taking This in a Less-Than-Heroic Fashion" [5:33]
    5. "This Bald Man Has No Ideas" [3:40]
    6. End Credits [2:03]
    1. Main Title [1:18]
    2. "Bad Dream House" [7:02]
    3. "Hungry Are The Damned" [7:41]
    4. "The Raven" [6:17]
    5. End Credits [:53]
    1. Main Title [1:21]
    2. "Keep Those Mutants Coming" [1:45]
    3. "A Plutonium Rod Used as a Paperweight" [5:13]
    4. "I'm Here to Talk About My Little Friend... Blinky" [8:17]
    5. "We've Become the Tools of Evil" [5:34]
    6. End Credits [:59]
    1. Main Title [1:22]
    2. "The Old Ball Yard" [5:34]
    3. "Don't Mind if I Do" [3:53]
    4. "Dancin' Homer" [5:22]
    5. "Don't Forget to Cheer for Me" [2:01]
    6. End Credits [3:43]
    1. Main Title [1:22]
    2. "Marge, Beer Me!" [6:38]
    3. "I Think the Fruit of My Loins Can Beat the Fruit of Your Loins Any Day of the Week!" [2:21]
    4. "Your Putter's Name Is Charlene" [6:17]
    5. "Who Wants to Build Character? Let's Quit" [5:34]
    6. End Credits [:56]
    Side #2 -- Disc Two
    1. Main Title [1:22]
    2. "Ah, Cranberry Sauce à la Bart" [6:34]
    3. "You've Ruined Thanksgiving!" [5:23]
    4. "Viva Skid Row!" [4:46]
    5. "Now We Can Blame Him for Everything!" [3:55]
    6. End Credits [:56]
    1. Main Title [1:22]
    2. "This Saturday, at the Springfield Raceway!" [5:20]
    3. "Truckasaurus Awaits!" [4:38]
    4. "You're Crazy, Bart" [2:58]
    5. "I'm King of the World" [4:12]
    6. End Credits [:56]
    1. Main Title [1:22]
    2. "I Told You. My Baby Beat Me Up" [5:31]
    3. "Dear Purveyors of Senseless Violence" [7:03]
    4. "The Screwballs Have Spoken" [5:01]
    5. "I Told You She Was Soft on Full-Frontal Nudity" [3:14]
    6. End Credits [:56]
    1. Main Title [1:22]
    2. "Hey, Cool! I'm Dead!" [4:01]
    3. "A Million Bucks Is A-OK" [4:38]
    4. "You Believed His Cock and Bull Story" [6:02]
    5. "I'd Like You to Forgive Me for Doing the Right Thing" [5:54]
    6. End Credits [:56]
    1. Main Title [1:38]
    2. "Bing! We Have Meat Loaf!" [5:46]
    3. "Come on, Pal... Fugu Me!" [6:58]
    4. "So You're Going to Die" [3:29]
    5. "Goodbye, Bart... I Like Your Sheets" [3:15]
    6. End Credits [:56]
    1. Main Title [1:38]
    2. "It Was a Jailhouse Romance, Man!" [5:50]
    3. "I Just Met This Girl Marge Bouvier and I Want to Force Her to Like Me" [7:38]
    4. "They Got Married, Had Kids and Bought a Cheap TV, OK?" [5:03]
    5. "You Know, When That Simpson Boy Showed Up, It Took Years off My Life!" [2:02]
    6. End Credits [:56]
    Side #3 -- Disc Three
    1. Main Title
    2. "So You've Decided to Steal Cable"
    3. "There's a Downside to the Afterlife"
    4. "How Can One Little Insulated Wire Bring So Much Happiness?"
    5. "Aggravated Assault... Manslaughter... Stealing Cable!"
    6. End Credits
    1. Main Title [:53]
    2. "Remember You Promised You'd Try to Limit Pork to Six Servings a Week?" [8:18]
    3. "Cons: Possible Homer Sexual" [1:14]
    4. "Here We Go. Boy Meets Beast" [6:39]
    5. "It Takes a Ripe Piece of Cheese to Catch the Mouse" [5:09]
    6. End Credits [:56]
    1. Main Title [:52]
    2. "A Long-Lost Brother. How Dickensian" [7:37]
    3. "Holy Moley! The Bastard's Rich!" [5:21]
    4. "A Car for All the Homer Simpsons out There" [6:09]
    5. "Powerful Like a Gorilla, Yet Soft and Yielding Like a Nerf Ball" [2:11]
    6. End Credits [:56]
    1. Main Title
    2. "Lisa, You Wasted Chicken Pox. Don't Waste the Mumps!"
    3. "The Memory of a Million Drop-Stitiches Flows in Your Veins"
    4. "'Choke Chain' Is a Misnomer"
    5. "You Can't Help Being Dumb"
    6. End Credits
    1. Main Title
    2. "I Wasn't Staring. It's My Lazy Eye"
    3. "Are We in Africa, Yet?"
    4. "Surprise, Surprise! She Left Everything to You"
    5. "Five Thousand Dollars On... What Century Is This?"
    6. End Credits
    1. Main Title [:53]
    2. "No One Gains 30 Pounds of Bone!" [3:10]
    3. "I'd Love to Hear How Your Gift Was Squashed" [2:38]
    4. "Have You Ever Painted the Rich and Powerful?" [6:53]
    5. "He's Bad, But He'll Die" [5:01]
    6. End Credits [:54]
    Side #4 -- Disc Four
    1. Main Title
    2. "Play Friendly With You New Teacher, Children"
    3. "We Demand More Asbestos!"
    4. "I'd Rather Have Him Chasing Me Than the Wolf Man!"
    5. "Just Because I Don't Care, Doesn't Mean I Don't Understand!"
    6. End Credits
    1. Main Title
    2. "You Didn't Just Cross That Line. You Threw Up on It!"
    3. "Lucky You Don't Keep Guns in the House"
    4. "I Love You, but I Must Kill You!"
    5. "I'll Never Trust Another Old Person"
    6. End Credits
    1. Main Title
    2. "This Looks Like a Discount for Bartman"
    3. "100 Bucks for a Comic Book? Who Drew It, Micha-ma-lango?"
    4. "It Smells Like My Grandpa"
    5. "If You Guys Hadn't Tied Me, I Could Be Saving the Comic"
    6. End Credits
    1. Main Title
    2. "There's a Human Being out There With Millions of Dollars Who Needs Our Help"
    3. "Time for Operation Mail-Take"
    4. "Me and My Big Letter-Writing Pen"
    5. "Wow! A Big Ugly Head!"
    6. End Credits

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    The Simpsons - Season 2 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
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    Guest More than 1 year ago
    I waited forever for Season Two, and I finally got it on August 6th. I discovered how much I'd forgotten about the shows early episodes. Classic moments like Homer's painful descent into the Springfield Gorge and the debut of Kang and Kodos. Buy this DVD for hours of laughter.
    Guest More than 1 year ago
    This is the best of the two ''The Simpsons'' DVDs.My fav part of the DVD is ''Do the Bart,Man'' on disc 4. I likes it sooo much, i played it over and over again.
    Guest More than 1 year ago
    Absolutely love the 2nd year
    Guest More than 1 year ago
    great box set, worth the money
    Guest More than 1 year ago
    The true simpsons fan will truly enjoy this as this is only the second installment of the simpsons season series which i plan to purchase all of.
    Guest More than 1 year ago
    The simpson's second season made me laugh so much that it hurt !!
    Guest More than 1 year ago
    This is one of the many great seasons of The Simpsons. It has many classic episodes and moments. It was a big leap from the first season and showcased the very first ''Treehouse of Horror'' episode. It is not as great as the next few seasons following it, but few shows' seasons are. This is a must-buy for all Simpsons fans.
    Guest More than 1 year ago
    As always, the simpsons season 2 kept me and my friends in stiches. Good Luck to the Simpsons staff on the upcoming season!
    Guest More than 1 year ago
    The Simpsons is the most successful TV cartoon and sitcom ever! However, season one had crude animation, rather undeveloped characters, and just not enough of that silly satire that makes The Simpsons a good show. Season 2, however, was when The Simpsons evolved into what it is today. Characters like Comic Book Guy and Troy McClure first appeared, while current characters like Lisa and Homer got more developed, and celeberaties like Dustin Hoffman and Ringo Starr became more common, whether playing themselves or playing new characters. There were more movie parodies and satire in general, and the Treehouse of Horror gave the writers chances at wackier, scarier episodes. The animation got better from the first season also, leading it on the path to being a TV classic. This was the look of things to come, and things just got better. Season 3 beagn to develop secondary characters and took the animation and writing games on The Simpsons to the next level. it managed to stay at a consistant level for several seasons, with more good shows than bad, and just when it couldn't get any better, it did, with bigger plotlines and more guest stars. Recently, the show has been rather hit or miss, but the hits are great and the misses are better than 90% of the stuff on TV! And it might never have gotten this big if not for Season 2.
    Guest More than 1 year ago
    Better than series 1.More episodes,more laughter.My favourite is Bart vs Thanksgiving.I also like Itchy,Scratchy and Marge and Dancin Homner.But if I had to pick out of Series 2 and 3 I would pick season 3 because it's even better
    Guest More than 1 year ago
    Simpsons are the best cartoon family ever! They keep things fresh with each new season, but Simpsons: season 2 is a must have collection of Simpson classics. Even though the episoids on this video/dvd are a little older they never get boring...there are so many episoids on it you never get bored of it. Unlike other movies where you watch it once and after that is begins to collect dust on you desk, the Simpsons, you'll have out and ready to go every day.
    Guest More than 1 year ago
    Each and every episode has everything that you could want in an animated TV series. While this show endures an exciting plot it has extremely fuuny scenes; that would be hilarious to any child or adult. I have been watching this show ever since it came on the air 13 years ago; and all of the episodes are memorable. Every episode can be watched over and over by anybody without getting boring; this show seems to get funnier and fuunnier the more that it is watched. This box set and the first season are both must haves by any simpsons fan. They are all classic episodes that you can cherish forever on DVD; and it is more than worth the price.
    Guest More than 1 year ago
    A must have for any simpson fan, or for anyone who loves to laugh....
    Guest More than 1 year ago
    I thought the simpsons-The complete second season was a great dvd because it makes you laugh and think about your family compared to them. Lisa is a genius,Bart is a troublemaker, Marge is a nice house wife, Homer is a fool, grandpa still thinks he is in the war, the dog is scared and the cat is bad luck! Think you can top that- trust me no one can make you laugh like the Simpsons!
    Guest More than 1 year ago
    I love watching each shows and enjoy them very much. All his shows has a lot of sence of humor and helerious.
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