Simpsons - Season 3

The Simpsons - Season 3

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Director: Brad Bird, Carlos Baeza, David Silverman, Jim Reardon

Cast: Brad Bird, Carlos Baeza, David Silverman, Jim Reardon

     
 
The Simpsons: The Complete Third Season box set is an excellent DVD release from FOX. This four-disc set contains all 24 episodes originally aired from 1991-1992, each presented with a standard full-frame transfer and including all the jokes and little errors that you may have missed during the commercial television broadcast. The original 2.0 stereo soundtrack has

Overview

The Simpsons: The Complete Third Season box set is an excellent DVD release from FOX. This four-disc set contains all 24 episodes originally aired from 1991-1992, each presented with a standard full-frame transfer and including all the jokes and little errors that you may have missed during the commercial television broadcast. The original 2.0 stereo soundtrack has been remixed in Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound for the DVD presentation in English. The Spanish and French soundtracks are rendered in good old stereo, and the language menu uses side characters to represent each option. Subtitles are also available in English, French, and Spanish. There are a lot of supplements on this disc, and they're all pretty good. First of all, there's an audio commentary track for every single episode, with different groups of participants. Crew members like David Silverman and Al Jean provide most of the remarks, frequently involving character evolutions, story development, bits of inspiration, and celebrity gossip. Cast members Dan Castellaneta and Julie Kavner also provide some comments on a couple of episodes. For those interested in pre-animation sketches and storyboards, there are a lot of them. The storyboards can be viewed manually and the sketches can be viewed by pressing enter when a little pencil appears during an episode (optionally, of course). Other extraneous information can be gleaned with pop-up video-style trivia during the episode "Colonel Homer." There's also a really cool Jukebox feature with access to every song from the third season. Other special features include Butterfinger commercials, the Thanksgiving Day parade appearance, FOX promos, some hidden Easter eggs, and a sturdy booklet detailing the episode info. Overall, this is an awesome DVD release for any fan of The Simpsons.

Editorial Reviews

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Hyperbole be damned: If there's one season of a TV show that simply must be owned, this is it. As Simpsons creator Matt Groening shifts the focus from Bart to Homer during these 24 episodes of America's supreme sitcom, the show's satirical edge sharpens noticeably, along with the voices and animation. The writers are pitch-perfect in sending up pop-culture icons and cutting down cultural institutions, using human foibles as fodder. A corral of guest stars and high notes of musical parody (which eventually spawned their own CDs) adds up to what is arguably the show's top overall season, and a must-have for any Simpsons fan.
  • Stark Raving Dad -- Homer flies over the cuckoo's nest when he lands in a mental institution with a white guy who talks and moonwalks an awful lot like Michael Jackson. It was never officially confirmed that the Gloved One provided the voice, but...
  • Mr. Lisa Goes to Washington -- Jimmy Stewart would be proud. Lisa's jingoistic essay-contest winner earns the family a trip to Washington, D.C., and exposes her to government corruption.
  • When Flanders Failed -- Nothing goes right after Homer wishes failure upon Flanders's new store, the Leftorium -- nothing except some It's a Wonderful Life sentiment.
  • Bart the Murderer -- Goodfellas hits Springfield when Bart falls in with mobster Fat Tony (guest voice Joe Mantegna) and "The Legitimate Businessman Social Club." Also guesting: Neil Patrick Harris.
  • Homer Defined -- Nearly a decade before D'oh entered the dictionary (you can look it up), Homer himself made it after inadvertently saving the nuclear plant and earning the admiration of guest star Magic Johnson.
  • Like Father, like Clown -- Like, The Jazz Singer. Lisa and Bart try to reunite Krusty the Clown with his father, Rabbi Krustofsky (the perfectly cast Jackie Mason).
  • Treehouse of Horror II -- The second annual Halloween celebration is a trilogy of terror: Wishes have darkly ironic outcomes in "The Monkey's Paw"; "Bart the Monster" sends up the Twilight Zone; and "Homer's Brain" recalls Frankenstein.
  • Lisa's Pony -- Homer discovers that you can buy love -- via a pony for Lisa -- but he needs a second job at the Kwik-E-Mart to pay for it.
  • Saturdays of Thunder -- A soapbox racer brings Bart and Homer closer together, but when class president Martin is injured in time trials, Bart needs to choose between father-son bonding or driving a winner.
  • Flaming Moe's -- Top shelf all the way! Moe steals Homer's recipe for a drink that turns the bar into the local hot spot. It's the only place you can hear both Aerosmith (who guest star) and great Cheers parodies, right down to a theme song with lyrics like "When liquor in a mug can warm you like a hug."
  • Burns Verkaufen der Kraftwerk -- German investors who buy Springfield's power plant don't buy into Homer's work ethic. Can you blame them?
  • I Married Marge -- Following up on Season 2's "The Way We Was," Homer and Marge recount their early days together, when Homer worked at a mini-golf course, Marge got pregnant, and the 1980s were the "Who Shot J.R.?" decade.
  • Radio Bart -- A radio transmitter inspires Bart to fool the town into thinking a boy has fallen down a well -- and elicits an inspired spoof of celebrity charity efforts, as Sting himself leads the sing-along send-up "We're Sending Our Love Down the Well."
  • Lisa the Greek -- The dad-daughter bonding created by Lisa's skill at picking weekly football winners could be sacked as the Super Bowl approaches.
  • Homer Alone -- When Marge loses herself in a much-needed spa vacation, Homer pulls a John Hughes and misplaces little Maggie.
  • Bart the Lover -- Lonely-hearts teacher Mrs. Krabapple is fooled into thinking she has a love-letter romance going with a man who's too good to be true -- and looks like hockey legend Gordie Howe.
  • Homer at the Bat -- An all-star effort all around as Mr. Burns hires ringers Roger Clemens, Wade Boggs, Ken Griffey Jr., Steve Sax, Don Mattingly, Ozzie Smith, Darryl Strawberry, Jose Canseco, and Mike Scoscia for the company softball team. Terry "Talkin' Baseball" Cashman honors the Springfield squad with a not-to-be-missed closing song.
  • Separate Vocations -- The Career Aptitude Normalization Test (CANT) sends Bart into school-law enforcement and Lisa into the world of playground outlaws. Guest star: Steve Allen.
  • Dog of Death -- Santa's Little Helper is put through Clockwork Orange paces and joins the ranks of Mr. Burns's deadly hounds.
  • Colonel Homer -- After discovering country crooner Lurleen Lumpkin (guest voice Beverly D'Angelo), Homer upsets Marge by managing the Dixie chick's career through such tunes as "Your Wife Doesn't Understand You, but I Do," "Bagged Me a Homer," and "Stand By Your Manager."
  • Black Widower -- Bart foils Sideshow Bob's (guest star Kelsey Grammer) scam when he gets paroled and marries Selma for -- what else? -- her money.
  • The Otto Show -- Simpsons vocal talent Harry Shearer is reunited with his Spinal Tap mates (guest stars Christopher Guest and Michael McKean) as the mock band guests in this gem that walks the fine line between clever and stupid and sees school bus driver Otto lose his job and move in with the family.
  • Bart's Friend Falls in Love -- Young love sparks an age-old conflict -- and a Casablanca finale -- when Milhouse spends more time with the new girl than with Bart.
  • Brother, Can You Spare Two Dimes? -- Danny DeVito is back as Homer's half-brother, Herb, who asks for money to finance the invention that will make him rich again -- a baby-talk translator -- after Homer ruined him in Season 2. Former heavyweight champ Joe Frazier also guest-stars.
  • Product Details

    Release Date:
    08/26/2003
    UPC:
    0024543069706
    Rating:
    NR
    Source:
    20th Century Fox
    Region Code:
    1
    Sound:
    [Dolby Digital Surround, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
    Time:
    9:11:00

    Special Features

    Closed Caption; Contains the complete third season with all 24 episodes; Commentary on every episode by creator Matt Groening, joined by executive producer James L. Brooks, writers, actors, and directors on selected episodes; Pop-up bonus trivia; 5 language audio selections for "Treehouse of Horror II" episode (English, Spanish, French, Polish, and Czech); Audio outtakes from cast and guest stars; Butterfinger commercials; Bart's Thanksgiving Day Parade appearance; Matt Groening storyboards; Scene-specific interactive sketches; Simpsons Jukebox (13 songs) and more

    Cast & Crew

    Performance Credits
    Dan Castellaneta Vocals,Homer Simpson,Krusty the Clown
    Julie Kavner Vocals,Marge Simpson,Selma
    Nancy Cartwright Bart Simpson,Vocals
    Yeardley Smith Lisa Simpson,Vocals
    Hank Azaria Apu
    Harry Shearer C. Mongomery Burns,Ned Flanders
    Joe Mantegna Fat Tony
    Neil Patrick Harris "Bart" in "The Bart Simpson Story"

    Technical Credits
    Brad Bird Director
    Carlos Baeza Director
    David Silverman Director
    Jim Reardon Director
    John Swartzwelder Director
    Matt Groening Created by
    Wesley M. Archer Director
    Jeffrey Lynch Director

    Scene Index

    Side #1 -- Disc One
    1. Main Title
    2. "I'm Not Popular Enough to Be Different."
    3. "But the Kid Is Not My Son..."
    4. "Michael Jackson?!"
    5. "Happy Birthday, Lisa!"
    6. End Credits
    1. Main Title
    2. "Marge, You Have a Nice Body."
    3. "Oh, You Have Those Damn Badges!"
    4. "Let Me Put It This Way: Timber!"
    5. "The Truth Must Be Told!"
    6. End Credits
    1. Main Title
    2. "Mmmm, Barbeque!"
    3. "TV Gives So Much and Asks So Little."
    4. "C'mon, Homer, Tell Him About the Store!"
    5. "What're You Gonna Do? Throw Your Diapers at Us?!"
    6. End Credits
    1. Main Title
    2. "They Didn't Eat It, They Smoked It."
    3. "Eat My Shorts Is in the 5th Race!"
    4. "It's Witchcraft!"
    5. "You Killed Me, Bart!"
    6. End Credits
    1. Main Title
    2. "I Thought We Were Best Friends."
    3. "It's My Problem - We're Doomed!"
    4. "Thanks, Magic."
    5. "Looks Like I Pulled a Homer!"
    6. End Credits
    1. Main Title
    2. "A Jewish Entertainer? Get Outta Here!"
    3. "Seltzer's for Drinking, Not for Spraying."
    4. "Oy, This Guy's Tough!"
    5. "Lenny a Little Reconciliation Music, if You Please."
    6. End Credits
    Side #2 -- Disc Two
    1. "This Year's Episode Is Even Worse."/Main Title
    2. "Look Everybody - My Purse Exploded!"
    3. "Our Country Isn't Called America Anymore. It's Bonerland."
    4. "If You Wanted To, You Could Give Me My Body Back."
    5. "Who's Mad Now?!"
    6. "I Hate Having Two Heads!"/End Credits
    1. Main Title
    2. "Bingo!"
    3. "Simpson, You've Done It Again."
    4. "Yum-Yum, Good Salt Lick."
    5. "Hey, Pink Hat!"
    6. End Credits
    1. Main Title
    2. "You Can't Weld With Such a Little Flame!"
    3. "Cause That's My Boy!"
    4. "Way to Cheat Death!"
    5. "Let's Ride!"
    6. End Credits
    1. Main Title
    2. "It's Like There's a Party in My Mouth and Everyone's Invited!"
    3. "Bart! Are Those Liquor Bottles?!"
    4. "Hello, St. Louis!" "Uh, That's Springfield, Steven."
    5. "Holy Cow! You Just Fell on Aerosmith!"
    6. End Credits
    1. Main Title
    2. "I Sold It All for Twenty-Five Bucks."
    3. "The World Is My Oyster, Smithers!"
    4. "Mmmm, the Land of Chocolate!"
    5. "We Germans Aren't All Smiles and Sunshine!"
    6. End Credits
    1. Main Title
    2. "You're as Pretty as Princess Leia, and as Smart as Yoda."
    3. "The Tenth Wedding's on the House."
    4. "Repossessing Stuff Is the Hardest Part of My Job."
    5. "They Won't Even Tell Me What's in the Secret Sauce."
    6. End Credits
    Side #3 -- Disc Three
    1. Main Title
    2. "Farewell, Señor Bart."
    3. "This Is God!"
    4. "I Used to Open for Krusty in '69."
    5. "Knock It Off, You Bald Boob!"
    6. End Credits
    1. Main Title
    2. "Gotcha. Fifty Beans on Miami."
    3. "I Used to Hate the Smell of Your Sweaty Feet."
    4. "She's Got a Gift!"
    5. "Now Give Me Some Chips!"
    6. End Credits
    1. Main Title
    2. "Get Out!"
    3. "Later Tonight I Think You and I Should Snuggle."
    4. "Richard Dean Anderson Will Be in My Dreams Tonight."
    5. "Did You Miss Me?!"
    6. End Credits
    1. Main Title
    2. "Don't Move. You Could Really Get Hurt."
    3. "I Said I Don't Want Any Damn Vegetables!"
    4. "Truly, Yours Is a Butt That Won't Quit."
    5. "Welcome to Dumpville. Population: You."
    6. End Credits
    1. Main Title
    2. "And I Got an Enchanted Jockstrap!"
    3. "I Pick Ken Griffey, Jr."
    4. "I'd Like to See That."
    5. "Simpson! You're Batting for Strawberry!"
    6. "Talking Softball."/End Credits
    1. Main Title
    2. "Do You Need Straight A's to Be a Cop?"
    3. "Lisa, What Are You Doing? That's a Bad Girl Bathroom."
    4. "Not in My Hall, Bub!"
    5. "Supreme Court?! What Have They Done for Us Lately?"
    6. End Credits
    Side #4 -- Disc Four
    1. Main Title
    2. "All Hail King Homer!"
    3. "Let's See What's Wrong With This Little Fella."
    4. "Come to the Light, Boy!"
    5. "Now Here's a Film That Will Turn You Into a Vicious, Soulless Killer."
    6. End Credits
    1. Main Title
    2. "Stress Is Collecting in the Trouble Spots."
    3. "I Haven't Felt This Way Since 'Funkytown'."
    4. "Will You Bunk With Me Tonight?"
    5. "Gross!"
    6. End Credits
    1. Main Title
    2. "And the Emmy Goes To... Sideshow Bob."
    3. "Could You Pumice My Corns for Me?"
    4. "I Do."
    5. "Aunt Selma Has One Hour to Live!"
    6. End Credits
    1. Main Title
    2. "But Nobody Rocks Like... Springfield!"
    3. "Slog Off!"
    4. "Hey, Landlord. Some Clown Changed My Locks."
    5. "If Something's Hard to Do, Then It's Not Worth Doing."
    6. End Credits
    1. Main Title
    2. "They Never Ruined Their Fun by Giving Into Their Throbbing Biological Urges."
    3. "Better Give Me the Weight Loss Tape."
    4. "Tut Tut, Gentle Marge."
    5. "It's Recess Everywhere but in His Heart."
    6. End Credits
    1. Main Title
    2. "You Guys Ever Drive a Tempura Hatchback?"
    3. "Dammit, I Said Full Power!"
    4. "You're Gonna Make Me Rich Again."
    5. "Homer, Could You Stop Thinking About Your Ass?!"
    6. End Credits

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    The Simpsons - Season 3 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
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    because in Seinfeld-like fashion, the comedy was made through realistic social commentary without being exaggerated and ridiculous a la Conan O'Brian, as in later seasons in which Homer becomes an unrealistic idiot, instead of an ignorant, well-meaning character. This degradation happens with all comedies: Wonder Years' last 2 years and Seinfeld's last 3.
    Guest More than 1 year ago
    This is the best Simpsons DVD Out There Right Now Stark Raving Dad is so Funny Shout outs to my friend Adam And Fran-kie
    Guest More than 1 year ago
    i had to pre order this set. the simpsons are the best thing that has come to tv next to beavis and butthead! A must buy for a comedy lover
    Guest More than 1 year ago
    The Simpsons Complete third season contains hilarious episodes, such as Stark Raving dad, Lisa's pony, and Mr. Lisa goes to Washington. I'ts contains very witty humor. I highly suggest you purchase this DVD, I certainly am.
    Guest More than 1 year ago
    I am a very big Simpson's fan, and I am very pleased with this dvd.
    Guest More than 1 year ago
    This is easily the most anticipated dvd release of the entire run of The Simpsons. The third season is the best of them all and I have as I am sure has everybody else been waiting for this dvd for some time now
    Guest More than 1 year ago
    This is so awesome that they are coming out with season three. i have season two and it is so funny. i will probably get this the day it comes out, thats how funny it is.
    Guest More than 1 year ago
    I am excited about this release. They better start putting them out faster. I will be the age of Abe Simpson by the time I get the whole collection.
    Guest More than 1 year ago
    Cmon another year of the simpsons when the episodes get better and funnier.
    Guest More than 1 year ago
    I can't stop laughing.
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