The Simpsons: Season 11
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The set contains the following episodes from Season Eleven:
Beyond Blunderdome- Mel Gibson and Homer team up
Brother's Little Helper- Bart has ADD, takes Focusyn Drug
Guess Who's Coming to Criticize Dinner- Homer, Food Critic.
Treehouse of Horror X- Ned: Werewolf, Bart, Lisa: Superpowers, Y2K: World Ends
E-I-E-I-(Annoyed Grunt)- Family lives on a farm, Tomaco
Hello Gutter, Hello Fadder- Homer bowls 300 and his life peaks
Eight Misbehavin'- Apu has his octuplets
Take My Wife, Sleaze- Homer becomes a biker, biker's kidnap marge
Grift of the Magi- Christmas, Funzo and Gary Coleman
Little Big Mom- Marge breaks leg, Lisa takes over
Faith Off- Bart becomes a faith healer
The Mansion Family- The Simpsons live in Burn's Mansion
Saddlesore Galactica- The Simpsons get a horse, again, Furious D.
Alone Again, Natura-Diddily- Maude Flanders dies
Missionary: Impossible- Homer Vs. PBS, save me Jebus
Pygmoelian- Moe gets plastic surgery.
Bart to the Future- Bart is a deadbeat, Lisa is president.
Days of Wine and D'oh'ses- Barney goes sober.
Kill the Alligator and Run- The family goes to Florida, Spring Break.
Last Tap Dance in Springfield- Lisa finds difficulty tap dancing, Bart lives at the mall.
It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Marge- Otto's girlfriend moves in with the simpsons, Marge gets paranoid.
Behind the Laughter- A parody of behind the music.Read more ›
Whoever designed this mess should be fired.
We must remeber that there was much discussion as the series turned ten as to when the series should end. Fans and critics were worried that the show would become rather repetative and stale if it continued. Many of the original writers who nursed the show to perfection left to prusue other projects. Season 10/11 was the same year that Futurama premiered, taking David X. Cohen, Matt Groening, Josh Weinstein and Bill Oakley away from the Simpsons. So, the wonderful Mike Scully took over as show runner for seasons 9-12. These three years were definitely transitional in nature, as the series had transcened its efforts in creating a rich cannon of consistency into toying with both its content and perception by these fans who questioned the quality of the show. This is greatly illustrated in two episodes in season 11: Saddlesore Gallactica and Behind the Laughter. The first was a deliberate foible to shatter all expectations towards the show, it used the continuous gag of Jeff Albertson (aka Comic Book Guy) to be the self aware voice of reason: "The Simsons already had a horse, which forced Homer to work extremely long night shifts at Apu's store, with hilarious consequences.Read more ›
But I'll get to that in a bit. First off, let me echo all of the other negative reviews of the packaging. This is by far the worst packaging Fox has foisted upon us - and that is saying a LOT. The cardboard sleeves seem designed to either rip in half or scratch the discs inside. Also, let me just say that the DVD menus of the Simpsons sets are atrocious. A user is forced to burrow through layer after irritating layer of menu to find an episode or to do something like turn on subtitles - a function which the disc will not allow you to adjust while the video is playing.
As far as the show itself, here are the highlights:
-"E-I-E-I-Annoyed Grunt": The 'Tomacco' episode is a gem.
-"Hello Gutter, Hello Fadder": A classic. It has all the elements. Bowling, an emotionally based family-values story with Maggie, and a funny guest star who isn't too obtrusive.
-"The Mansion Family": Burns/Smithers is generally golden, and they don't disappoint here.
-"Bart to the Future": Simpsons future stories have always been pretty good. They allow for character development and future humor, which usually works.
-"Little Big Mom": once Lucy Arnez showed up, this show took off.
-"Behind the Laughter": a swan song if there ever was one. After the dreck of the preceding 2 discs, such a perfectly executed and funny episode was almost sad. Except it was still hilarious.
The (very) lowlights:
-"Saddlesore Galactica": Is this the one where the show jumps the shark?Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great show, wish they never stopped releasing the season DVDsPublished 2 months ago by Gustavo Mazzoleni
Great find but poor shipping quality since it wasn't free from scratched or scrapes even though I bought brand new I get stuck with used sealed crap.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
This first year bad episodes and good episodes were evenly matched.Published 2 months ago by Gerald McKay
I have all the seasons up to 11 and every DVD season set is great the packaging is perfect and match all the rest and if you love The Simpsons as much as I do this season won't let... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Ptowncarson
Bought this for my kid many moons ago. As usual, if you're a Simpson's fan. You can't go wrong with the full season sets.Published 4 months ago by Tom S
Content is great; this is the last consistently great season. As for the art and disc quality...I'm rather buy condoms from Cambodia than buy another Simpsons DVD set. Read morePublished 5 months ago by R. M. Self
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