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The Simpsons: The Complete Third Season

Dan Castellaneta , Nancy Cartwright , Alan Smart , Brad Bird    Unrated   DVD
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Broadcast in 1991, the third season of The Simpsons contains a host of candidates for "Best Simpsons Episode Ever." Homer is in such good form throughout that a reasonable case can be made that he has superseded the importance of his Greek namesake in the annals of culture and civilization. The opener, "Stark Raving Dad," for instance, features a guest appearance by an uncredited Michael Jackson, who plays an obese white inmate whom Homer meets while confined to a mental institution. Other standout episodes include "Like Father, Like Clown," in which Krusty reveals he is estranged from his Rabbi father; this is The Simpsons at the height of its powers, mature, ironic, erudite, and touching while bristling with slapstick and Bart-inspired cheek. "Flaming Moe's" features Aerosmith and sees Homer invent a cocktail that desperate, sleazy bartender Moe steals from him. "Radio Bart" is another demonstration of the series' knack for cultural references, parodying the Billy Wilder movie Ace in the Hole. Finally, there's "Brother Can You Spare Two Dimes," in which Danny DeVito reprises his role as Homer's brother, regaining the fortune Homer lost him by inventing a Baby Translator. Immensely enjoyable at any level, this third year demonstrates conclusively that The Simpsons is quite simply, and by a large margin, the greatest television show ever. --David Stubbs

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The Simpsons rock!
I just had to get this for christmas-and I got the first season too-strange I never got the second season!
This Simpsons dvd set is full of sweet Homer-all the Homer you can handle!
I have alot of Simpsons merchandise-and this summer my room is gonna be transformed into a Simpsons room-with the whole family painted on my walls-that is my ultimate dream come true!
It really is!
So buy this-its hilarious-and you wont get tired of it-unlike Family Guy!
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5.0 out of 5 stars "Modernist" Simpsons comes to DVD June 19 2004
They cleaned up the animation a bit for the busy (24 epsiodes) third season in the Simpsons franchise. Straying from the style of the first season, the writers have adopted a more satircal style for the second and third season.
"Mr. Lisa goes to Washington" takes a vitriolic look at Capitol hill as Lisa finds out what turns the wheels of the American government, culminating in the phrase, "...one nation, under the dollar, with liberty and justice for none." An episode that can rightfully be called the greatest of the third season, "Like father, like clown" is a sincere look at the relationship between the young, comedic Krusty and his autere, Rabbi father, voiced by Hollywood veteran Jackie Mason. "Burns verkaufen der Kraftwerk" is rife with sharp, caustic referneces to the state of safety with nuclear power. "Lisa the Greek" is a mature, yet risible look on the relationship between Homer and his young daughter and the confidence she has in the shaky fathering of Homer. Danny DeVito reprises his role as the once affluent American car magnate looking to regain the opulence of the American businessman in "Brother, can you spare two dimes?"
The most represenative of the season three episodes, "Homer at the bat", displays the burgeoning hold on American culture as the eminence and ubitiquous nature of the show helped to bring in the vocal talents of a plethora of baseball greats, such as Cooperstown bound Roger Clemens and Wade Boggs. This Hollywood power has also helped to snare other wolrd renowned figures such as English prime minister Tony Blair.
Season three will always be symbolic of the popularity of the show and nealry hipnotic effect on the 13-23 year old age group. Fans who have lost interest in the post season 7 Simpsons now have a DVD collection to recall with pride.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Doh the third season June 18 2004
They said it took so long because of the extras. Which I do not believe because they had the commentary on every episode. which should not have taken more than a week. All they had to do was get plugged up play the episodes and talk. They also had that that juke box thing which all they had to do was take it from the episode and put it together. Oh and they also had that thanksgiving parade all they had to do was take the tape and put it on the disk. so what would normaly tke about a month took a year. Well anyway they had 24 episodes and those stupid dvd extras I just mentiend. So buy them for the episodes.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great season on the way to the peak July 23 2003
Season three is where the show comes in the magic period of faultless episodes and incredible plots unlike today's junk. After the crude animation of the first two seasons the animation improves dramtically.
19-Sep-1991 Stark Raving Dad
26-Sep-1991 Mr. Lisa Goes to Washington
03-Oct-1991 When Flanders Failed
10-Oct-1991 Bart the Murderer
17-Oct-1991 Homer Defined
24-Oct-1991 Like Father, Like Klown
31-Oct-1991 Tree House of Horror II: A Simpsons Halloween
07-Nov-1991 Lisa's Pony
14-Nov-1991 Saturdays of Thunder
21-Nov-1991 Flaming Moe's
05-Dec-1991 Burns Verkaufen der Kraftwerk
26-Dec-1991 I Married Marge
09-Jan-1992 Radio Bart
23-Jan-1992 Lisa the Greek
06-Feb-1992 Homer Alone
13-Feb-1992 Bart the Lover
20-Feb-1992 Homer at the Bat
27-Feb-1992 Separate Vocations
12-Mar-1992 Dog of Death
26-Mar-1992 Colonel Homer
09-Apr-1992 Black Widower
23-Apr-1992 The Otto Show
07-May-1992 Bart's Friend Falls in Love
27-Aug-1992 Brother Can You Spare Two Dimes?
These episodes are classics Mr. Lisa Goes to Washington and When Flanders Failed are to of my favourite. The other are just as good, really there are no faults in this season and the next four seasons are just as good if not better. The plots are really good here, especially flaming moe's which is a true classic i love that episode so much. This is the peak of tv, nothing comes close to the simpsons at it's best...
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The (insanely long) wait is nearly over! Aug. 7 2003
By the time the Third Season of The Simpsons rolled around, the characters and animation style had been fully developed. The first season was more like a standard sitcom than later Simpsons seasons, only it was animated. The second season used more experimental storylines. And of course, with the third season came pure excellence. The animators/writers had finally figured out the best ways to use the characters, and had come up with excellent storylines. Read on for brief episode summaries:
-Stark Raving Dad: Homer is thrown in a mental institution with a fat guy who thinks he's Michael Jackson.
-Mr. Lisa Goes To Washington: Lisa wins a local essay contest and is sent to Washington DC to participate in the national finals, but loses faith in democracy when seeing a senator taking a bribe.
-When Flanders Failed: Ned opens up a store that sells nothing but left-hand items. The store is a complete flop.
-Bart The Murderer: Bart begins working for the Springfield mob, and is soon arrested for Principal Skinner's supposed murder.
-Homer Defined: Homer pushes a random button and averts a meltdown at the power plant. He becomes a local hero.
-Like Father Like Clown: Bart and Lisa plot ways to reunite Krusty the Clown and his father, a Jewish rabbi.
-Treehouse Of Horror II: Bart, Lisa, and Homer all eat too much candy, and have three nightmares.
-Lisa's Pony: Homer, thinking Lisa doesn't love him, buys her a pony. This forces Homer to take two jobs.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good as always
Season 1 was basic,season 2 extended and season 3 is perfect.The simpsons are one of the longest running serie on t.v,and has numbers of sellout dvds and emmy awards. Read more
Published on Sept. 1 2006 by Tommy Sixx Morais
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Simpsons Season
The third season of the simpson's is really really funny (I think that it is the best one out on DVD right now), although the fourth seanson is pretty funny. Read more
Published on July 14 2004
4.0 out of 5 stars Good stuff
More Simpsons hilarity. Can't wait for the Stonecutters episode to come out in a future release.
Published on July 12 2004
4.0 out of 5 stars Money Well Spent
I own Seasons 1-3 of "The Simpsons" on DVD, and this season has to be the best of them all. This is the season where the voices of the characters really began to sound like they... Read more
Published on June 18 2004
5.0 out of 5 stars Thanks to The Simpsons for Another Great DVD Set
Recently since the DVD series of The Simpsons came out, I've always had a big spot in my DVD Library for these. Read more
Published on June 15 2004 by "geforce_6800"
5.0 out of 5 stars one of the only shows workth watching
This is an awesome collection, i can't wait to get them all, the simpson and the X-Files are the best shows ever on TV
Published on June 9 2004 by Deimos
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential television
The Simpsons finally pick up speed. These shows are funny and extremely emotional at times. These shows prove that Homer and Marge are the greatest television couple of all time. Read more
Published on June 2 2004 by Charlie Watts
5.0 out of 5 stars A must-own
If you're like me, you are probably very disappointed with the continuing downfall of Simpsons humor. If that is the case, buy this volume. Read more
Published on May 31 2004 by Denny Gibbons
5.0 out of 5 stars This one is worth having after all
Although I'am more psyched about season 4, and up...Season 3 is a great season. When I first thought about it, I thought I didn't want season 3, but I forgot how many great... Read more
Published on May 30 2004 by Donnell F. Bryant
5.0 out of 5 stars Funniest Season of All Time
Maybe there were many funnier episodes in other seasons, but a compilation like this is extraordinary. Read more
Published on May 26 2004 by Joseph J. Slevin
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