I’ve learned my lesson: a mountain of sugar is too much for one man. It’s clear now why God portions it out in those tiny packets, and why he lives of a plantation in Hawaii.— Homer
This box set continued with the "head" theme from the Season 6 set, this time featuring Marge. The traditional design was sold alongside the head box from the start (see the Season Six DVD guide for information on the previous controversy).
The menus on this DVD are not as well developed as previous Seasons, but carry on the same general theme as 5 and 6. The information booklet is very well put together in the style of a newspaper.
The traditional box style depicting Marge trying to take the family's photo (left); the alternate 'head' box (center); and DVD menu designs (right)
Ahoy-hoy, Simpsons Freaks!
Welcome to this deluxe yet tiny mini-booklet box set! By now, you all know the drill: This here Simpsons grand-slam combo platter is the best blah blah blah yet, full of bonus blah blah blah, including essential, nutritious blah blah blah and even a few secret blah blah blahs! You got your magnificent guest stars: Linda McCartney, Glenn Close, Tito Puente, Christina Ricci, and a host of other unlikely suspects. You got your audio commentaries on every single dagnab episode, featuring brilliant animator, charismatic actors, and talented writers who don't know when to shut up. You got your deleted scenes, extracted especially for you from the bottom of the barrel. And you got your interactive animation whatsits, giving you all the technical wingding lowdown on the behind-the-scenes hoo-ha. All this on four jam-packed discs - 571 minutes of viewing pleasure that you can never get back. On behalf of everyone who has worked on The Simpsons for the past couple of decades, I'd like to thank you for you loyalty, your enthusiasm, your giggles, and your spooky obsessiveness.
Note: episode commentaries are not listed here, but they are available for every episode.
It seems there are no Easter Eggs on this DVD, even though Groening says in his introduction that there are hidden gems!
The menus resemble a movie premiere, and characters from the Season's episodes are on the red carpet. In most cases, each episode is represented by a character; however there are some exceptions:
This also means that Lisa does not appear on any of the menus. The animations on the main menu are quite simple, unlike previous Seasons. Each character in the scene does something in turn.
The "Episode Extras" menus are fairly plain: silhouetted characters watch a short clip from the episode in a movie theatre. The "Disc Extras" menu features Squeaky-Voiced Teen in the lobby of a cinema.
The "Language Selection" menu displays a slideshow of foreign language images. There are two slideshows: the first is on discs 1 and 3; the second on discs 2 and 4.