5.0 out of 5 stars First-rate sutff here
If you're like me, you're pretty careful what you spend your money one, researching what people have said, what the price is, whether or not you've seen it, read it, or heard about it. You add it all up. I do that with everything and usually I'm not disappointed. The DVD of the FRIENDS season was a sure hit, as was the novel THE BARK OF THE DOGWOOD and my magazine...
Published on July 18 2005 by Phillip Carltonship
3.0 out of 5 stars Cool episodes, but there's a problem...
Overall, I was very pleased with the First Season Simpsons box set. The Second Season box set is similar to the first one. Episode quantity, which is greater here, is the major difference. However, this does cause the price to be higher than the first season. An irritating feature of these DVDs is, when starting them, you have to press the "enter" button three times to...
Published on July 7 2003 by Rocker_Man
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5.0 out of 5 stars First-rate sutff here,
This review is from: The Simpsons: The Complete Second Season (DVD)If you're like me, you're pretty careful what you spend your money one, researching what people have said, what the price is, whether or not you've seen it, read it, or heard about it. You add it all up. I do that with everything and usually I'm not disappointed. The DVD of the FRIENDS season was a sure hit, as was the novel THE BARK OF THE DOGWOOD and my magazine subscriptions to PEOPLE and SPORTS ILLUSTRATED. So, as usual, I was right on the target and THE SIMPSONS is first-rate. Below are just a few of my favorite episodes.
[2F03] Treehouse of Horror V
[2F04] Bart's Girlfriend
[2F05] Lisa on Ice
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant TV and DVD,
This review is from: The Simpsons: The Complete Second Season (DVD)After listening to every commentary track in this set, I have a newfound respect for James L. Brooks. Apparently for these first few seasons (this one in particular), he was the emotional backbone of the show. He came up with Mr. Bergstrom giving Lisa the note that says, "you are Lisa Simpson" and other equally touching and hilarious moments. In one episode someone quipped, "if it's a line you remember, Jim probably wrote it."
This season was/is awesome. This one has some really great episodes (the first "Treehouse of Horror", "Bart Vs. Thanksgiving") and episodes that are among my favorite of all time ("Dead Putting Society", "Bart the Daredevil", and "The Way We Was"). It's funny and emotional stuff, the only problem with this season is that the blend of humor and emotion is not perfect yet. I like the episode "One Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Blue Fish" but it's really too emotional. I think in later seasons they would've put more humor into it. Although nothing beats Larry King reading the Bible.
And the same can be said for the entire season, but the show was still coming into form but was already excellent. Look for the third season for true brilliance but this one is awesome as well.
The extras are great. The only thing bad about the commentaries I can say is that I don't think a single cast member is in any of them, but they're otherwise very funny and informative. None of the other extras are as cool as Season Three's "Pop Up Simpsons", but they round out the package nicely.
Overall, this is a hilarious DVD set that might bring a tear to your eye (I know it did for me). It only gets better, however.
5.0 out of 5 stars The Pop Phenomanom Begins!,
This review is from: The Simpsons: The Complete Second Season (DVD)What started out as crude filler material for the Tracey Ullman Show has now become part of animation and pop culture history. With the 13 episode first season under it's belt, the producers expand to the standard 22 episode format. The porducers also made the dramatic change of taking away the show from the aura of Bart to make the show slightyly Homer-centric.
The epsiodes of the second season have a broad range of styles, from the slapstick humor of "Three Men and a Comic Book", to the ephemeral nature of a life on the verge of death in "One Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Blue Fish" as Homer must find time to live his "last day" with his loving family while coping with the prospect of death.
The producers also managed to attain the musical prowess of pop culture mainstay Ringo Starr in "A Brush With Greatness", and Hollywood's flamboyant actor-playwright Harvey Fierstein in "Simpson and Delilah", as Homer reeps the benefits of his new life in the corporate fast lane as junoir executive with his new, suave look.
The DVD set also contains the long extinct music videos "Do the Bartman" and "Deep Deep Trouble", as well as the requisite commentaries by various show producers and vocal talents.
The second season DVD collection is an relic from the past, but an essential for any fan who has lost interest in the Scully-Graham era of The Simpsons.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Episodes, Interviews, Music Videos... and Butterfingers!,
This review is from: The Simpsons: The Complete Second Season (DVD)As good or better than the Season 1 set of discs. These discs are jam packed full of quality entertainment... twenty-two episodes from their 2nd season, commentary, 2 Bart videos ("Deep, Deep Trouble", and "Do the Bartman"), 3 different Butterfinger commercials, still photos, DVD easter eggs, and a special Emmy awards presentation. Animation is sharper - even the rougher (Season 1) Simpson's are fine with me. Comic wit is bolder and cruder. Over a decade of prime time animated TV and I still have not seen an episode I haven't liked.
Season 2 episodes in order:
"Bart Gets An F"
"Simpson And Delilah"
"Treehouse Of Horror I"
"Two Cars In Every Garage And Three Eyes On Every Fish"
"Dead Putting Society"
"Bart Vs. Thanksgiving"
"Bart The Daredevil"
"Itchy & Scratchy & Marge"
"Bart Gets Hit By A Car"
"One Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Blue Fish"
"The Way We Was"
"Homer Vs. Lisa And The 8th Commandment"
"Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?"
"Bart's Dog Gets An F"
"Brush With Greatness"
"The War Of The Simpsons"
"Three Men And A Comic Book"
Season 2 contains some classic early episodes... a favorite of mine, "The War Of The Simpson's". Marge signs herself and Homer up for counseling. They go to a cottage retreat where Homer battles his marriage as well as a giant fish. Season 2 also introduces the 1st Halloween special ("Treehouse Of Horror")... which is now an annual party for the creators to think outside the box of normalcy. Having so many episodes on a few DVD's is worth it. Quality in picture, dolby sound, and everything else that goes with the incredible technology of the DVD. Only complaint here is it's 4 DVD's... even Homer would want this all on 1-2 DVD's so it's less time getting up off the sofa and having to change the discs in the DVD player.
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good,
This review is from: The Simpsons: The Complete Second Season (DVD)The Complete Second Season is still not perfect, it doesn't start to get to be the best show in the world until Season Three, but I would still reccomend The Complete Second Season. It's not that I dislike this season, in fact, they are all amazing, twice as better as the first, but The Simpsons got better as time progressed, but this is still a five-star DVD, with a lot of great episodes:
1. Bart Gets An F
2. Simpson And Delilah
3. Treehouse Of Horror I
4. Two Cars In Every Garage And Three Eyes On Every Fish
5. Dancin' Homer
6. Dead Putting Society
7. Bart Vs. Thanksgiving
8. Bart The Daredevil
9. Itchy & Scratchy & Marge
10. Bart Gets Hit By A Car
11. One Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Blue Fish
12. The Way We Was
13. Homer Vs. Lisa And The 8th Commandment
14. Principal Charming
15. Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?
16. Bart's Dog Gets An F
17. Old Money
18. Brush With Greatness
19. Lisa's Substitute
20. The War Of The Simpsons
21. Three Men And A Comic Book
22. Blood Feud
Those are twenty-two amazing episodes compared to the First Season's thirteen. Plus a LOT more special features on the Second Season. This season has to be more than twice as good as the first because it has almost twice the episodes and more than twice the features. Incase you were wondering what the special features were:
• Region 1 encoding (US and Canada only)
• Animated, Color, Closed-captioned, Box set, Dolby
• Commentary by on all episodes
• Interviews with James L. Brooks and Matt Groening
• Bart on the American Music Awards (with commentary)
• "Do The Bartman" video (with optional commentary)
• "Deep, Deep Trouble" video (with optional commentary)
• "Do The Bartman (Director's Cut)" - video
• David Silverman on the creation of an episode
• Licensing and merchandising review
• Emmy Awards presentation
• 3 Butterfinger commercials
• Still Photos (Easter eggs)
• Early drawings
• Full-screen format
• Number of discs: 4
A must buy for anyone, even non-Simpsons fans.
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5.0 out of 5 stars True "Simpsons" Fan,
This review is from: The Simpsons: The Complete Second Season (DVD)"There's not a cloud in the Simpson sky," says Homer in "Simpson and Delilah". And there never will be. This is a great series. It continues to be a gret series. Even the new episodes, (e.g. "The Regina Monologues") where the Simpsons keep on saying, "MacBeth," and Ian McKellen, better known as Gandalf in LOTR. Like where Lisa says, "Good luck, Ian," and McKellen says, "It's bad luck to say that, too," and gets struck by lightning. Makes me laugh. But these are classics.
[ Homer ] I'VE BEEN WANTING TO TELL YOU OFF FOR YEARS. I'VE JUST NEVER HAD THE COURAGE UP TILL NOW.
And when he looks down Maude's dress. Funny, classic episodes. Don't miss "The Simpsons" 'cuz they rock!
5.0 out of 5 stars The simpsons extended,
This review is from: The Simpsons: The Complete Second Season (DVD)The second dvd season set by the simpsons these episodes were aired between 1990-91.The second season get the storywriting improved the plots are better,the show is starting to extend to a larger fan base.The number of episodes is bigger(22).Some memorable moments of the show like 3 mens and a comic book,simpsons and dalida are exemples.The first season was really basic but the second season extends to a larger world.
The simpsons changed in the second season they got better and we see more,more episodes,more of the town,more of the secondary characters that werent explored in season one.The staff got more writters and such .Lots of good episodes are included and How cant you like the simpsons halloween specials?Season 2 first started them.A once again amazing list of episodes including bart gets an f,simpsons and delida,the first halloween special,dancin homer,dead putting society,itchy scratchy and marge and many others.
The price is going lower with release of older seasons wich is good here at amazon they sell it for [...] but ive seen it lower.They also get better with the packagings each year i noticed they included a 4th disc to this one.This one looks great in the simpsons catalogue we sometimes look imideatly for season 5-8 but lets not forget the others season is very good hightly recomended.Essential to a simpsons collection.
4.0 out of 5 stars "Simpsons" Classics Definitely Worth Viewing!,
By A Customer
This review is from: The Simpsons: The Complete Second Season (DVD)This DVD is full of classic episodes. There are 22 great episodes in this season, and some include the first "Treehouse of Horror," "Itchy & Scratchy & Marge" (Marge believes that "The Itchy & Scratchy Show" influences kids to be violent), "Two Cars in Every Garage and Two Eyes on Every Fish" (Mr. Burns runs for governor) and "Oh Brother, WHere Art Thou?" (the episode where Homer's rich half brother, Herb, is introduced). It would take you over 8 hours to view all 22 episodes in a row. There aren't many special features, but most of them are enjoyable on worth viewing. If you haven't bought this DVD yet...uh...BUY IT!
5.0 out of 5 stars crazy over the simpsons,
This review is from: The Simpsons: The Complete Second Season (DVD)In the simpsons the complete second season there are 22 episodes. It also has the best dvd extras that I have ever seen.
4.0 out of 5 stars I love the Simpsons but I don't like the menu system.,
This review is from: The Simpsons: The Complete Second Season (DVD)Every year when those Simpsons seasons comes out on DVD we would buy them right away and I'm glad that they're finally doing so cause I'm a fan of the older episodes and I don't really care for the newer episodes, I think that the best seasons for the Simpsons are 1-5, 6-8 were good but I was starting to lose interest in them by that time and I pretty much gave up watching the Simpsons afterwards, I only consider myself a casual Simpsons fan but I know what's a good episode when I see it and the only thing what I don't like about the DVD is the annoying menu system where you have to put the heads on the right person and I don't like the idea that you have to go back to the menu just to keep playing the episodes (they improved on that on the next season thank goodness).
My favorite episodes are Bart the Daredevil, Itchy and Scratchy and Marge, Bart Gets an F and War of the Simpsons, those are classic episodes and most of the other episodes are good, if you're new to the Simpsons, I would rather get the DVD's instead of watching them on Sunday nights cause they're not what they used to be and it seems to be that they're running out of ideas and one thing what I like about the extra features is the two videos of the Simpsons, Do the Bartman and Deep Deep Trouble.
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