Wednesday, July 19, 2006

DVD Review ( The Simpsons: The Complete Second Season )

The Simpsons: The Complete Second Season is head and shoulders above The Simpsons: The Complete First Season because of better animation, better storys, and more "normalized" voices as we know them today. Here is my review for The Simpsons: The Complete Second Season.

[*] Means a "Season Great".


Bart Gets An 'F': Bart risks being held back in the 4th grade, so he asks the intelligent Martin Prince for help to pass. 4/5

[*]Simpson In Delilah: Homer learns that there is a "miracle breakthrough" hair tonic that will give him a full head of hair and purchases it. His hair leads him into a load of success at the powerplant. 5/5

Tree House Of Horror I: The first ever Tree House Of Horror features: Bad Dream House, Hungry Are The Damned, and The Raven. 4/5

Two Cars In Every Garage And Three Eyes On Every Fish: Bart catches a mysterious 3-eyed fish ( known now as "Blinky" ) and it urges Mr. Burns to run for governor to get the EPA away from him. 4/5

[*]Dancin' Homer: Homer becomes an official mascot for the Springfield Isotopes. 4/5

[*]Dead Putting Society: Todd and Bart "duke-it-out" in a Putt Putt match to win $50. 5/5

[*]Bart Vs. Thanksgiving: Bart ruins Lisa's centerpiece for Thanksgiving and is sent to his room. Bart runs away and eventually comes home, forgiven by his family. 4.5/5

[*]Bart The Daredevil: Bart watches Captain Lance Murdock do daredevil stunts and becomes interested. Bart eventually tries to leap over Springfield Gorge, but is stopped by Homer. Homer accidently falls into the gorge and becomes badly injured. ( Ha, Ha. ) 4/5

Itchy & Scratchy & Marge: After Maggie hits Homer over the head with a mallet, Marge protests against The Itchy & Scratchy show. 4/5

Bart Gets Hit By A Car: After Bart gets hit by Mr. Burns' car, Homer hires Lionel Hutz ( Voiced by Phil Hartman the Great ). 4/5

[*]One Fish, Two Fish, Blow Fish, Blue Fish: In my favorite of the season, Homer accidently consumes poisonous blowfish and is sent to the hospital where he is told he has 24 hours to live. 22, actually. Homer miraculously is found alive the next morning by Homer, who then vowes to live life to it's fullest. 5/5

The Way We Was: The first flashback episode where Marge and Homer tell Bart, Lisa, and Maggie how they met. 4/5

[*]Homer Vs. Lisa And The 8th Commandment: In another of my favorite season 2 episodes, Homer illegally buys free cable and Lisa gets mad and believes he'll goto hell unless he gets rid of it. 5/5

Principal Charming: In the first Patty and Selma story, Homer is told by Marge to find a sister for her sister Selma, but Principal Skinner falls in love with Patty. 4/5

Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?: Homer finds out he has a half brother and flies to Michigan to meet him, where he works for him and creates a flop car called the Homer. Herb ( Homer's brother, voiced by Danny DeVito ) goes broke and becomes homeless. 4/5

Barts Dog Gets An 'F': In a not-so-good episode of the season, Santa's Little Helper is taken to an obedience school and at the last moment, passes. 3/5

Old Money: In my least favorite episode of the season, Grampa Simpson meets Beatrice Simmons, who soon dies and leaves Grampa Simpson with her money, who spends it on the Retirement Castle. 3/5

Brush With Greatness: Mr. Burns has Marge make him a painting for the museum. 4/5

Lisa's Substitute: Lisa becomes smitten of her substitute teacher, Mr. Burnstrom. 4/5

The War Of The Simpsons: Homer gets drunk and looks down Maude Flanders' shirt. Marge decides to go to a marital retreat where Homer sneaks out to go fishing. He catches a 500 pound fish but gets rid of it to prove he loves Marge. 4/5

[*]Three Men And A Comic Book: Bart, Martin and Milhouse chip in to buy the first ever Radioactive Man comic. When they have problems with who plans on keeping the book, they become enemies. 5/5

[*]Blood Feud: Bart donates his rare blood to save Mr. Burns' life. Mr. Burns then buys the family a gift, a $32,000 Omech Indian head who's name is Xt'Tepplelettlekettel. 5/5


The Simpsons: The Complete Second Season is definitely better than the first. They are both worth getting though, but with season two classics such as: Simpson in Delilah, Dancin' Homer, Bart The Daredevil, One Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Blue Fish, Homer Vs. Lisa And The 8th Commandment, and Three Men And A Comic book, this season is a must buy. It has so many great Simpsons episodes; more greats in one season than any other boxset available.


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