Starring Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith, Hank Azaria, Harry Shearer, Phil Hartman
Studio: Fox Home Entertainment
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Now this is when the series starts to get classic! A lot of great episodes in this season, and this is a must own for Simpsons fan like myself.
You already know what the Simpsons are about so I won’t bore you with the details on what the show is about. If you haven’t seen an episode by now, you shouldn’t be looking at this site you sorry sod. This set contains all 22 episodes of the 4th season and some of the classic episodes on here are Kamp Krusty, Treehouse of Horror III, New Kid on the block, Marge vs. the Monorail, Whacking Day and Krusty Gets Cancelled. This season also features many celebrities’ voices like Bob Hope, Elizabeth Taylor, Jon Lovitz, Phil Hartman, Linda Ronstadt, Tom Jones, Sara Gilbert, Adam West, Leonard Nimoy, Dr Joyce Brothers, Brook Shields, Barry White and a shitload more! Did I fill up space yet in this review?
I think the third and fourth seasons is when the show was starting to get perfect. It’s when Conan O’ Brien started coming up with shows, and when Homer started to get dumber (which I prefer by the way!). On the commentary, the writers said the higher rated shows is when Homer isn’t an idiot. I don’t know why that is. I love him when he’s an idiot and making a complete ass of himself. This season also starts to gives the secondary characters more screen time like Captain McAllister, Chief Wiggum, Lenny and Carl, Ralph Wiggum, and others. Also, the animation and voices finally got set and Smithers isn’t brown anymore, and Mr Burns has the right voice. I just can’t watch the first 2 seasons a lot because of that. Just seems awkward to see, and they aren’t that funny either. I also like all the little sight gags and inside jokes. You have to see an episode more than once to get some of those.
There’s actually a lot of extras on here. There’s deleted scenes on sporadic episodes and found some of them to be really funny. I found myself listening to a lot of audio commentary, probably because I’ve seen each episode a hundred times and also Conan O Brien does some quest commentary tracks. I almost wished he did more than 2 episodes but there’s always next season. I’m surprised he even did 2 so that’s gotta be a big treat. I’m kind of surprised there’s no mention of him on the DVD backcase. You’d think they promote the hell outta of him for being on the DVD commentary. But anyway, I like how there is commentary on every episode and it’s always with different people. Or Matt Groening with different people. Anyway, there’s also animatics, storyboards of certain episodes, commercials and more.
Special Introduction from creator Matt Groening
Audio Commentary on every episode with Creator Matt Groening and Executive Producers Al Jean and Mike Reiss, joined by writers, actors and directors
“Bush vs. Simpson” Featurette narrated by Executive Producer James L. Brooks
“The Cajun Controversy” Featurette
Promotional Stuff and much more!
ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 CC
SPANISH: Dolby Digital Stereo
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Stereo
Standard 1.33:1 Color
Favorite Scenes: Treehouse of Horror III, Mr. Plow, Marge vs the Monorail, Whacking Day
Running Time: 66 minutes