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The Simpsons - The Complete Eighth Season (1996)

Dan Castellaneta , Nancy Cartwright , Bob Anderson , Chuck Sheetz  |  Unrated |  DVD
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  • Actors: Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Julie Kavner, Yeardley Smith, Harry Shearer
  • Directors: Bob Anderson, Chuck Sheetz, Dominic Polcino, Jim Reardon, Mark Kirkland
  • Format: AC-3, Animated, Box set, Collector's Edition, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, Full Screen, Subtitled, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo), Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo)
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Dubbed: English, French, Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 4
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: 20th Century Fox
  • DVD Release Date: August 15, 2006
  • Run Time: 570 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (155 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000FO0AME
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #69,146 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "The Simpsons - The Complete Eighth Season" on IMDb

Special Features

  • 25 episodes on 4 discs
  • Special introduction from creator Matt Groening
  • Commentary on every episode by creator Matt Groening and executive producer Josh Weinstein, joined by (variously) the producers, writers, directors, and voice cast
  • "The Simpsons House" featurette
  • Multi-angle animation showcases
  • Animators' illustrated commentaries on select episodes
  • Original sketches
  • Deleted scenes
  • Promotional spots featuring Matt Groening
  • Special language feature on Homer's Enemy

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Most TV shows never make it eight seasons, but then The Simpsons is not most TV shows. At a point where other shows would generally become stale and repetitive, Matt Groening & Co. pull out the stops to come up with one of the most creative and hilarious seasons in the whole series. Cases in point for season eight (1996-1997) include "Treehouse of Horror VII," in which aliens Kang and Kodos make a bizarre run for President having taken on the appearances of Bill Clinton and Bob Dole; "Bart After Dark," in which Bart gets a job at The Maison Derriere (featuring one of their most popular songs, "The Spring in Springfield"); and one of the great all-time episodes, "The Simpsons Spin-off Showcase," a trilogy of Simpsons spin-offs that never made it to prime-time (the final segment--"The Simpson Family Smile-Time Variety Hour"--is about the best six minutes of parody in the entire Simpsons canon). Season eight also features some of the most notable guest appearances: Rodney Dangerfield as Mr. Burns’s long lost son; Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny as Scully and Mulder from X-Files in "The Springfield Files;" "The Brother from Another Series" which brilliantly pairs up Kelsey Grammar as Sideshow Bob with his brother Cecil (David Hyde Pierce) in a parallel of their Frasier characters; and in a major casting coup, Johnny Cash shows up in the form of a red fox as Homer’s spirit guide in "El Viaje Misterioso de Nuestro Jomer" (also known as "The Chili Pepper episode"). Other notable episodes include "The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Show," a fun wink to the audience from the writers about keeping the show fresh without ruining it, and the send up of Mary Poppins "Simpsoncalifragilisticexpiala(annoyed grunt)cious," which has one of their most memorable endings when Shary Bobbins floats off under her umbrella ("So long Superman," Barney cries)... only to get sucked into a jet engine from a passing airplane. That’s the thanks she gets for offering her help. Good to see that, eight seasons in, The Simpsons still don’t need it. --Daniel Vancini

Product Description

The madcap antics of Springfield’s first family continue when the Emmy® award-winning series created by Matt Groening returns to DVD. Arriving on August 15th from Fox Home Entertainment, "The Simpsons" The Complete Eighth Season showcases all 25 episodes from the critically-acclaimed eighth season, as well as a host of bonus materials including audio commentaries from Groening and "The Simpsons" Executive Producers, Writers and Directors, as well as animatics and storyboards with optional audio commentary, a special featurette, deleted scenes, a sketch gallery and much more. As a special bonus for fans and collectors, Fox Home Entertainment will release the "The Simpsons" The Complete Eighth Season in two unique packaging options - a special Limited Edition Maggie Simpson box, as well as a collectible, illustrated gatefold digipak.

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266 of 295 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos"---Homer June 14, 2006
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Season 8 may be the last above average season of The Simpsons. It would not be long after this season when I stopped enjoying The Simpsons as much. Their story lines became increasingly over-the-top and the shows were often to intent on focusing on the celebrity of the week. This season starts to go in that direction with some way-out episodes, but is not quite there yet. Season 7 is my favorite but Season 8 has many gems including "The Homer They Fall," "Burns, Baby Burns," "Lisa's Date with Density," "Hurricane Neddy," "Homer Vs. The Eighteenth Amendment," and "In Marge We Trust."

"Treehouse of Horror VII": (a) The Thing and I: Bart finds out he has an evil Siamese brother Hugo; (b) The Genesis Tub: Lisa conducts experiments with her fallen baby tooth and creates a mini society. When she is zapped into miniature size, she warns the little society against the "Dark One" (Bart); (c) Kang and Kodos come to earth posed as Bob Dole and Bill Clinton. Of course, with the two-party system, one of them has to win.

"You Only Move Twice": Homer begins working for Hank Scorpio who is a pleasant and fun boss despite his plans for global terrorism and extortion.

"The Homer They Fall": Homer becomes a boxer with Moe as his manager. All goes well until he has to fight Drederick Tatum. Great Mike Tyson and Don King characters.

"Burn, Baby Burns": Mr. Burns finds out he has a long-lost son (voiced by Rodney Dangerfield) who becomes bosom buds with Homer. Love the line: "This place is emptier than a Scottish pay toilet."

"Bart After Dark": After Bart damages property at an spooky old house, Homer forces Bart to work at the house which turns out to be a burlesque house.
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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The End of an Era... August 16, 2006
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I looked forward to buying the next released season of The Simpsons on DVD every year, however, getting season eight this year is going to be a bittersweet occasion. Of course, I add yet another solid gold season of The Simpsons to my collection, but this in turn will result in the end of my Simpsons collection. Yes, like many other reviewers of this DVD set on Amazon, I share the same sentiment that this is the last season worth buying. From season 9 and onward, the show grew progressively worse in the long run, and lost what made it worth watching in the first place.

Basically, this is the last season of The Simpsons that retained its witty sense of humor, and didn't resort to outlandish storylines and throwing in celebrity guest stars week after week. Episodes like "You Only Move Twice" (I love the 007 scene), "A Milhouse Divided", "The Twisted World Of Marge Simpson", Simpsoncalifragilisticexpiala(ANNOYED GRUNT)cious", "The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Show", "Homer's Phobia", and the classic "Homer's Enemy" exudes the shows last ounces of genius from script to screen. The storylines of these episodes are enjoyable, and captivating from start to finish. The witty humor of the past seasons is well retained in season eight with many side splitting moments of hillarity to prove it. In addition, season eight showcases further development of favorite characters, as well as the introduction of unforgettable new favorites like Frank Grimes and Poochie.

Truly, Season 8 is indeed the end of an era of what was the most brilliantly inventive series on television. Fortunately, it will live infinitely on DVD to be respected and enjoyed by core fans and casual viewers alike.
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60 of 74 people found the following review helpful
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Episodes of The Simpsons in season 8 were still remarkably fresh, funny and for the most part full of that razor-edged dark humor prevalent in anything developed by "Life In Hell" cartoonist Matt Groening. In episodes like "Homer's Enemy," "The Simpsons Spin-off Showcase," "A Milhouse Divided" and many more you'll see why The Simpsons in its eighth season was the funniest satire on the sad state of the human condition to be found anywhere. Most of these episodes are extremely joke-dense and hilarious; it will take several viewings to catch all the humor packed into each 22-minute episode and with many a "freeze frame" gag in some of them (jokes that can only be clearly seen by freezing the picture) you'll be reaching for the remote occasionally to be sure you get every laugh available out of this set.

This set is 550 minutes long and includes all 25 episodes from season 8. It will be offered in a standard box and in a collectible "Maggie head" package. As usual, extra features are numerous and include commentary tracks, extra footage, deleted scenes, illustrated commentary, animation showcases, promotional spots featuring Matt Groening, and more.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best. Packaging. Ever. (For The Simpsons)
This review is not based on the series, but on the new packaging of the DVD sets. I had all the original releases of seasons 1-12 on DVD. Read more
Published 6 days ago by YourOtherForm
5.0 out of 5 stars Great DVD set
This is perfect! I use it in class because some of the shows relate to World History and US History - the students love it too.
Published 20 days ago by Jenny B.
5.0 out of 5 stars The Simpsons rule the world
Season eight is my favorite so far, the X-Files episode with Leonard Nimoy cracks me up all the time. No band shows on this disc, like the simpsons could have a bad episode.
Published 28 days ago by Lisa West
5.0 out of 5 stars Life long Simpsons fan.
This is the best season ever. U couldnt ask for more laughs and whit. Im 33. Ive been watching this cartoon since i was 10. Yes i even had the Bartman's cd.
Published 1 month ago by kate hutchins
4.0 out of 5 stars This Show is so Irreverent of Humanity
Most shows of this genre (irreverent poking fun at society in general) have a 'voice of reason' character (e.g. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Lajean Keller
5.0 out of 5 stars The zenith of the Simpsons series?
Quite simply, this was, to me, one of the funniest seasons of The Simpsons ever. My favorite episode, "The Mysterious Voyage of Homer. Read more
Published 1 month ago by D. Steinmetz
5.0 out of 5 stars Always impressed.
I will always support this purchase (because it's not on netflix). I love this season I bought and it was a terrific deal.
Published 2 months ago by Brendan
4.0 out of 5 stars Simpsons in their stride
The show is fully in its stride by Season 8. This show deserves the respect and the accolades, as it has easily risen to the status of an American institution without equal.
Published 3 months ago by Jannishboy
5.0 out of 5 stars Still funny!
The season was funny. I had taped it on my vcr years ago and actually laughed harder this time around! Enjoy
Published 3 months ago by Michael Harris
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Season
This is the best season. We have the beer baron and the 007 episode. Fond memories of just about all of the episodes. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Viscica
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The Limited Edition box this season is Maggies, But I know that they both will be available like last time.
Jun 9, 2006 by K. Bellows |  See all 6 posts
Recent Price Drop to $19.99 Sans Season 8?
I bought Season 8 last night for 19.99 at a well-known electronics retailer. Season 9 was $29.99 though, so I 'll wait.
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