Simpsons, The - 1st Season, D3 - The Complete First Season (1990)
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Movie Details
Genre Adventure; Animation; Comedy
Writer Matt Groening
Studio 20th Century Fox
Language English
Audience Rating NR
Running Time 298 mins
Country USA
Color Color
A 3-Disc Collector's Edition

What we have here are thirteen crudely animated episodes, first aired in 1989 and 1990, all spiffed up, cleaned off, and augmented with bells and whistles, bonus materials, and self-pitying audio commentaries. If Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie look weirdly off model, if their voices sound spooky and different, and if the animation seems particularly glitch-filled, just remember this: we didn't know what the hell we were doing back then.

What's fun for me in looking back at all these old episodes is how many jokes and characters have stayed vivid for more than a decade. I love Santa's Little Helper leaping into Homer's arms at Christmas; the debut of Blinky, the three-eyed fish; Bart's game-winning Scrabble word "KWYJIBO" ("a fat, dumb, balding North American ape with no chin"); the Simpsons giving each other electroshock therapy courtesy of Dr. Marvin Monroe; Lisa playing Saxophone with Bleeding Gums Murphy; Homer being mistaken for Bigfoot; and Marge's bowling instructor Jacques strangely losing his French accent when yelling for onion rings.

I also dig Grandpa Simpson's letter to TV advertisers: "I am disgusted with the way old people are depicted on television. We are not all vibrant, fun-loving sex maniacs. Many of us are bitter, resentful individuals, who remember the gold old days when entertainment was bland and inoffensive."

So enjoy. We've got more Simpsons episodes to make, then broadcast, then re-run, then chop up for syndication, then sell to you on DVD. But you know something? We wouldn't have it any other way!

Your pal,
Matt Groening

Episodes Include:
  • Simpsons Roasting On An Open Fire
  • Bart The Genius
  • Homer's Odyssey
  • There's No Disgrace Like Home
  • Bart The General
  • Moaning Lisa
  • Call Of The Simpsons
  • The Telltale Head
  • Life On The Fast Lane
  • Homer's Night Out
  • The Crepes Of Wrath
  • Krusty Gets Busted
  • Some Enchanted Evening
  • Personal Details
    Seen It No
    Index 306
    Collection Status In Collection
    Links DVD Empire
    Product Details
    Format DVD
    Region Region 1
    Screen Ratio Standard 1.33:1 Color
    Layers Single side, Dual layer
    UPC 024543009009
    Chapters 78
    Release Date 9/25/2001
    Subtitles English; Spanish
    Packaging Custom Case
    Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
    ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Surround [CC]
    FRENCH: Dolby Digital Surround
    Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
    # Disc 1:
    # Commentaries on each episode
    # Bart the Genius: Original Script
    # Bart the General: Original Script
    # Moaning Lisa: Original Script

    # Disc 2:
    # Commentaries on each episode

    # Disc 3:
    # Some Enchanted: Original Script
    # Unaired Episode with Optional Commentary
    # Animatic: Bart the General w/Commentary, Albert Brooks
    # Outtakes
    # America's First Family BBC Special
    # Bart T-shirt Controversy ABC News
    # Tracy Ulman: Good Night Simpsons
    # Foreign Language Clips (7)
    # Early Sketches (Still Gallery-100)
    # 12 stills and magazine covers
    # Number of discs: 3
    Extra Features
    Contains The Complete First Season with all 13 Episodes
    Commentary by Matt Groening on All 13 Episodes
    Original Scripts For: "Bart the Genius," "Bart the General," "Moaning Lisa," "and "Some Enchated Evening"
    Outtakes From: "Life on the Fast Lane"
    Outtakes From Unaired Version Of "Some Enchanted Evening
    Tracy Ullman Short: "Goodnight Simpsons"
    Early Sketches by Matt Groening and Much Much More!