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The Simpsons: Season 1 [Import]


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  • Format: NTSC, Import
  • Language: English
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 3
  • MPAA Rating: UNRATED
  • Studio: Fox Video
  • Release Date: June 4 2007
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (532 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0000AC8LK


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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Jasmin Gosselin on Aug. 12 2004
Format: DVD
À noter que la traduction française n'est pas celle du Québec, mais celle de la France. Pensez-y deux fois avant d'acheter. Vous trouverez la traduction du Québec à partir de la deuxième saison.
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By Mr Fingers on Nov. 1 2013
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I have been watching the Simpsons since 1989 . I was hooked then... some seasons are good some are great.......like everything else in life.......its nice to step out of reality once in a while......
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Format: DVD
I was one of those fans who watched The Simpsons from the very start; back in those days, even at college, all we had were rabbit ears to pick up the less than clear local Fox station - some folks back then, in 1989, still did not even have a local Fox station. Things have changed a whole lot since the thirteen-episode first season of this classic comedy, but in many ways The Simpsons has not. As I write this, the show's still going strong and building upon the work done all those years ago. While there was a bit of experimentation back in the early days, the characters emerged fully formed from the very first show. It's quite a treat to be able to watch these first thirteen episodes in order again and to reflect back upon the controversy and instant impact this animated show immediately made on popular culture.

I was amazed at how vibrant and familiar these first shows seemed; it seems like only yesterday that I was introduced to Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, Maggie, and all the denizens of Springfield. Every episode here is a classic. Watching There's No Disgrace Like Home, the third episode, I was unexpectedly taken back to the very beginning of Simpsons mania as I watched the Simpsons repeatedly administer shocks to themselves to the consternation of family therapist Marvin Monroe. And who could forget the terrible ordeal Bart endured at the hands of two French cretins (or little Adil Hoxha, foreign exchange student from Albania - a legend in the lore of Simpsons trivia) in The Crepes of Wrath. In terms of pure hilarity, look no farther than Homer's Night Out, in which Homer becomes the swingingest swinger in town and elicits a plea for help in the ladies' department from none other than Mr. Skinner himself.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Kevin Deluca TOP 500 REVIEWER on Oct. 13 2005
Format: DVD
I'm not trying to make The Simpsons sound like a bad show or anything because it's one of my favourites, but the first season they were still working out a lot of the kinks, finding their identity. The episodes are "fine" which is the reason for the 3-star rating, but not the great ones that they started doing once season 2 started.
This set is strictly for completists (like myself), although the comments by Matt Groening on the inside of the cover should be worth an extra half-star.
It's good, but ALL the other seasons are better.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Movie Freak on July 16 2004
Format: DVD
This is a must buy for sure. The episodes may look badly animated, and they may not be as funny as the newer episodes, but I still laughed and laughed as the Simpsons crawled their way to fame. The Simpsons is the funniest tv show out there along side Family Guy. As for the episodes in this collection
well I can't complain. They are a very good start. There is only one episode in this season I didn't like and that was Moaning Lisa. I'll rate each episode out of 10.
Simpsons Roating On An Open Fire....7/10
Bart The Genius....7/10
Homers Odyssey....6/10
There's No Disgrace Like Home....8/10
Bart The General....8/10
Moaning Lisa....5/10 (The only episode I didn't really care for)
Call Of The Simpsons....8/10
The Telltale Head....7/10
Life On The Fast Lane....7/10
Homer's Night Out....6/10
The Crepes Of Wrath....9/10 (My favorite episode of the season)
Krusty Gets Busted....8/10
Some Enchanted Evening....7/10
So, I really recommend this set because you get to see the Simpsons back when they first came out. And soon we should have all the 15 seasons on dvd.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Robin Sena on June 20 2004
Format: DVD
The rough animation and slower humor of the first season is in sharp contrast to the caustic satire of politics and the American lifestyle the writers would adopt for later seasons of the Simpsons. The show also relies heavily on the antics of the "bad-boy" behavior of Bart, evidenced by the prank phone calls and generally sub-par intellect of Bart that would be phased out by the third season, moving more to the socially relevant scripts.
In December 1989, America got it's first glimpse at the Simpsons in it's half hour format, with "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire", in which we see an early critique through the Simpson writers of the prototypical American family. Being the first produced half hour episode of the historic franchise, the Simpsons' wily dog Santa's Little Helper is absent in "Bart the Genious", which showcases the underachieving intellect of Bart that would be symbollic of the show in it's earlier years.
The show in it's first season borrows much of the personalities from it's time as crude filler material on The Tracey Ullman Show, taking another season to evolve to what the show would become for the next 6 years. Also, in the 13 episodes, the writers were very eclectic in the selection of characters as the center of each episode.
The season should be an eye opener to people as to how shows evolve over the course of years. The Simpsons in it's incipient stages on DVD is a must have for any fan.
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