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DVD Review: 8 seasons of ‘The Simpsons'

Peter W | Interrobang | Lifestyles | September 25th, 2006

‘The Simpsons' Season 8
I know what you're thinking already: “They're only at season eight?” Yeah, I know, I wish these guys would push them out a little faster (just like the “South Park” DVDs), but with waiting comes quality and a greater sense of joy when you get your hands on them.

Season eight of “The Simpsons” has to personally be one of my favourites. There are so many top 10 episodes on here. “Supercalla….” features Mary Poppins look-a-like Sherry Bobbins and her crazy songs, “Homer's Enemy” where he runs into a hard working man named Frank “Grimey” Grimes and drives him insane, “The Springfield Files,” which is based on “The X-Files,” “You Only Move Twice,” which features the hilarious terrorist, Hank Scorpio plus more. It's just so hard to pin-point the best episodes in this season when so many should be in people's top 10 lists.

Just like the previous DVD releases, season eight features many of the perks that we've become familiar with over the past few years. We get commentary on EVERY episode by Matt Groening and crew (although that's something I never experience because I can't listen to people talk over my shows), animatics, tv spots and the best part of all, deleted scenes.

The trend continues with both versions of the packaging. For about five bucks more (depending where you buy this), you can either get the collectable “Maggie head” packaging or the standard DVD box with Maggie accentuated on the box. People who buy these sets should be rabid enough to spend the extra five bucks because, if you think about it, you can probably watch “The Simpsons” at almost any time of day, especially if you have digital cable.

Although if you buy the DVD you avoid commercials and that's one great reason for TV shows on DVD (oh! Check out for awesome reviews, new and release dates), but the real reason is because of the excellent DVD picture and audio, you just can't get a better Simpsons experience.

While it hasn't been announced yet, I predict season nine to be released the week before Christmas (just like the last two years). I surely can't get enough of “The Simpsons” although some of the episodes over the last few years have been lacking quality. I just have to praise all the hard work that goes into making an awesome DVD package and TV show in general. Props to them all! 10 out of 10.
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