Are cartoons too violent for children? Most people would say, ‘No, of course not; what kind of stupid question is that?’ But one woman says ‘yes’... Marge Simpson.— Brockman
This box set continued with the "head" theme from previous two sets, this time featuring Maggie (see the Season Six DVD guide for information on the previous controversy). Similarly, the menus carry on the same general theme as 5 and 6.
The traditional box style depicting Maggie drawing on the photo album (left); the alternate 'head' box (center); and DVD menu designs (right)
Yoo hoo, Simpsons freaks!
You hold in your shaking, sweaty little hands the latest, greatest Simpsons DVD boxed set ever! And I'm not just saying that because that's what I say every time I crank out one of these little intros. Lucky Season 8, as we refer to it back at Simpsons headquarters, is a slambang animated laff-fest of gargantuan proportions, full of classic episodes, fan favorites, and specially inserted continuity errors to satisfy the compulsive nitpickers. It's all part of our ongoing commitment to release every single Simpsons episode in chronological order, complete with meandering, puff-chested audio commentaries.
This is the season in which Albert Brooks played laidback supervillain Hank Scorpio. And Bart did battle with his not-quite-as-evil twin Hugo. And Lisa developed a sweet crush on Nelson Muntz. And Mihouse's strangely similar-looking parents got divorced. And Homer ate a Guatemalan insanity pepper ad encountered a wise hallucinogenic coyote, voiced by Johnny Cash. And Marge had a pretzel-selling scheme. And Bart toured a gay steel mill. And Shary Bobbins floated away with her bumbershoot, only to be chewed up by a passing airliner. And we said hello and goodbye to Poochie, in "The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Show."
We had a blast making this merriment, and it gladdens our hearts to imagine you out there laughing in the dark in some basement rumpus room. So settle back, hit "play all," and watch contentedly as several hours of your life dance by in vivid, almost scorching colors.
It has been an honor selling these formerly free TV shows to you.
This DVD has commentary for every episode, deleted scenes and illustrated commentaries.
On the some episode menus, you can highlight a button on the projector to view even more deleted scenes not included with the other ones.
The menus follow the style of Seasons 5-7. Characters from the episodes on that disc line up in front of the Simpsons house. Here are a few screenshots: