- Hi, kids! Who do you love?
- Krusty!
- How much do you love me?

- With all our heart!
- What would do if I went off the air?
- We'd kill ourselves!

Region: 2
Run time: 286min

Episodes: 4
Picture: 3
Extra stuff: 4
Overall: 4


Written by Henrik - July 2nd. 2003

After waiting for years, Fox finally released the first season of the Simpsons on dvd. This 3-disc box includes all 13 episodes, and lots of extra material. The Simpsons is still on the air, 13 years after these episodes were made. The show is still popular, but there's no doubt that many fans prefer the first seasons. With this lovely dvd, we can finally complete our collection of episodes, with those we haven't had the chance to tape-record ;-)

Episode list

  • Simpsons Roasting On An Open Fire
  • Bart The Genius
  • Homer's Odyssey
  • There's No Disgrace Like Home
  • Bart The General
  • Moaning Lisa
  • Call Of The Simpsons
  • The Telltale Head
  • Life On The Fast Lane
  • Homer's Night Out
  • The Crepes Of Wrath
  • Krusty Gets Busted
  • Some Enchanted Evening

Picture 3/5
The picture quality on this dvd, isn't as good as on the newer episodes, which is understandable. After all, they are 14 years old. Though I guess I expected that they would clean it up better, before they released this dvd.

Extra material 4/5
Lots of extra material..... Let's begin with the audio commentaries. Matt Groening contributes on most of them, with lots of interesting information. (I learned how he came up with the idea for Krusty the Clown.) The episode's producers are also talking about the episodes. They seem to have a good time together, and they often comment on their own jokes. Overall very funny.

On the first disc we can also find the scripts from the episodes "Bart the Genius" and "Bart the General". I thought they were rather boring, but some of you will probably like it. On disc number 2, you can the script from "Moaning Lisa".

Disc three has only three episodes, which means that there's room for more extra material, and they have filled it up! First there's outtakes from an unaired version of "Some Enchanted Evening". The picture and the sound is horrible, and it's really not that funny to watch.

Next we can see how they animated some clips from "Bart the General". This is narrated by Matt Groening and David Silverman. "The Making of The Simpsons" includes interviews with Matt Groening, James L. Brooks and Al Jean. This is probably the most interesting thing, of all the extra material. It lasts for about 5 minutes.

We can also find clips with foreign languages, the first Tracey Ullman short "Good Night Simpsons", outtakes from Albert Brooks audio from "Life on the fast lane" and art of the Simpsons, which includes Matt Groening's "Life in Hell" cartoons, early sketches and drawings + covers from magazines.

Overall 4/5
This dvd is definately worth the price. Season 1 is a very good season, with lots of classic moments. This dvd also includes lots extra material we haven't seen before.

 
   

 
 
 
 
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