has been shot"
Bart of Darkness
It is really hot and the Simpson family does not have air conditioning.
They try to live in a tent beside the refrigerator, but that does not work.
Otto drives by with a travelling swimming pool. This gives Bart and Lisa
the idea to hound Homer for a pool which they relentlessly do until he caves
in and buys them one. All the kids in the neighbourhood come by to use it.
Bart tries to jump from his tree house into the pool, but winds up breaking
his leg. He will have to spend the rest of the summer in a cast, so there
will be no more swimming for him.
Lisa wants to practice her saxophone because she is auditioning for first
chair in the school band. A new student named Allison enters her class.
Allison was skipped ahead a grade by Principal Skinner. Lisa is really jealous
of her and is horrified to learn that Allison is going for first chair saxophone,
Through a series of clips from past episodes, the family recounts their
trials and tribulations with love. Itchy & Scratchy land Bart and Lisa see
an advertisement for a new theme park, "Itchy & Scratchy land". They beg
their parents to go, but Marge resists. She remembers all the times that
Homer has ruined family vacations. Eventually she caves in and they hit
the road. The park is very violent, raising Marge's old concerns.
Homer has been listening to a conservative radio talk show host. One day
Sideshow Bob calls in from prison, voicing his conservative views. The host,
Barlow, gets Sideshow Bob released from prison. Upon Sideshow Bob's release,
the town's Republicans want him to run for mayor against Quimby.
A). "The Shinning" The family become caretakers of an estate in the mountains,
where no beer and television make Homer go crazy. B). "Time & Punishment"
Homer fixes the toaster and it becomes a time machine. While visiting the
past, he kills a bug, which affects the future in a big way. C). "Nightmare
Cafeteria" Principal Skinner finds a solution to his overcrowding problem
and the quality of meat in the cafeteria.
The parents stop the kids in the middle of their game and bring them to
church. Bart sees Lovejoy's daughter, Jessica and its love at first sight
for him. He tries to impress her, even by trying to become a good person,
but nothing is working. So he goes back to being the devil's cabana boy
and pulls a prank on Willie. This is what impresses Jessica, so she invites
him over for dinner.
Lisa on Ice
Bart has to give a report, but Skinner calls all the students down for an
assembly. He passes out slips that tell the students if they are failing.
To Lisa's horror, she is failing gym. She has to join an outside sports
program to pass. They all go to see Bart play hockey under Chief Wiggum
and Homer is one of those hyper-competitive dads. Apu is the coach of the
opposing team, and he thinks that Lisa has similar talent to Bart's. He
makes her his goalie and she is very good as she develops the "eye of the
tiger" and the "mouth of a teamster," and she soon makes her team a winner.
After hiring a feminist babysitter, Homer and Marge go to a candy trade
show. They smuggle out candy for the kids. Homer steals a rare piece of
candy, but he can't find it when he gets home. When he gives the babysitter
a ride home he sees the candy stuck to her posterior. When he grabs for
it, she screams and runs away. He awakes the next morning to find protestors
on his lawn and the babysitter leads them in a sexual harassment campaign.
Grandpa vs. Sexual
Homer is having trouble in the bedroom with Marge. They buy an audio book
to rekindle their love life. Homer and Marge start trying the books ideas,
but nothing works. Abe tells Homer of a home remedy that will give him an
instant reaction. After it works like a charm, Homer has the idea to market
Fear of Flying
Homer gets banned from Moe's and while searching for a new place "where
everybody knows his name" stumbles into an airport bar and ends up almost
flying a plane after being mistaken for a pilot.
Homer the Great
Homer has trouble with a plumber and at work he begins noticing that Lenny
and Carl have a lot of mysterious privileges at work. Lenny keeps giving
hints that they are part of a secret. Homer follows them one night when
they go to their secret meeting place. Every male in Springfield that he
knows is in the place. Lenny lets it slip that they are the Stonecutters
and Homer wants to be a member.
And Maggie Makes
Family time together has Homer telling the story of why there are no pictures
of Maggie in the house.
Principal Skinner releases a weather balloon, but Bart turns it into an
anti-Skinner prank. Principal Skinner is upset, so Bart's punishment is
to help him log amateur astronomy sky coordinates. Bart gets up at 4:30
AM to assist Skinner. When Skinner steps away, Bart discovers a comet. The
nerds of the school, super friends, soon embrace him. When they figure out
that his comet is approaching Springfield and will annihilate the town.
Homie the Clown
Onstage, Krusty entertains children with his antics on television; offstage,
he spends money like a madman. Fat Tony shows up to his office and demands
the money he is owed. Krusty has been gambling and his various products
have been highly unsuccessful. At his accountant's advice him to regionalize,
Krusty establishes a Clown College. Homer sees the billboard advertising
the school and cannot get it out of his head.
Bart vs. Australia
Lisa explains the Coriolis Effect to Bart, but he does not believe it, so
he makes a collect call to Australia to ask them about which way their water
drains. When Bart doesn't hang up, the Australian he calls ends up owing
$900. They want Bart to pay, but he insults them. Bart soon gets dozens
of letters in the mail. Then Australia indicts him for fraud, so America
wants to send him to Australia to make an apology.
Homer vs. Patty
Homer invests in pumpkins and loses all his money. Homer struggles to pay
his debts. Patty and Selma recently got promotions and raises at work and
despite his blinding hatred for them; Homer asks Patty and Selma to lend
him money. He can't let Marge know, so they blackmail and torture him.
A Star Is Burns
Springfield is the least popular town in America. They have a town meeting
on how to attract tourists and Marge pitches the idea for a film festival.
Mr. Burns decides to enter the festival to boost his reputation, and makes
a horribly self-indulgent film.
The family visits a Renaissance Faire. When Lisa runs off while chasing
a bunny she meets a mysterious fortune teller offers to tell her about her
future by reading her cards. We flash forward to 2010 at an Eastern university
where she meets an arrogant proper young English gentleman named Hugh. They
manage to fall in love and he asks her to marry him.
Two Dozen and
The family notices that Santa's Little Helper has been destroying the house.
He soon runs away and goes back to the dog track from which he came. He
finds another greyhound there and become far too friendly with her in front
of everyone. When the family decides to bring her home, the two dogs quickly
fall in love.
The PTA Disbands
Skinner's elementary school is dilapidated, the bus is in terrible shape
and the food is unsatisfactory. Bart sees Krabappel and Skinner arguing
about this, so he pushes both their buttons to try to bring about a teacher's
Bart eats the jagged metal prize in his box of cereal and he has to have
it and his appendix removed after he collapses at school. At the hospital
Lisa happens to see "Bleeding Gums" Murphy and he gives her his saxophone.
When "Bleeding Gums" Murphy dies it makes Lisa very distraught. When his
funeral does not properly honour him, she vows to make Springfield remember
Homer and Marge listen to some classical music at an outdoor concert. On
their way home, Marge stops a thief (Snake) when she gets a surge of adrenaline.
She soon finds that her life isn't thrilling enough. She looks for ways
to fill the void and decides to join the police department.
Lemon of Troy
Bart gets a big lecture from Marge after vandalizing a sidewalk, she tells
him to have pride in his town. When the kids run out of lemons for lemonade,
they head to the town's lemon tree and get in a confrontation with the kids
of Shelbyville. When the tree is gone, Bart and five other kids go to wage
war with Shelbyville.
Who Shot Mr.
Burns? (Part 1)
When Mr. Burns is shot the whole of Springfield seems to have a motive for
doing the dreadful deed but can Chief Wiggum find out who the shooter is?
When it comes to defining TV animated series that have become
an institution, one show instantly comes to mind, The Simpsons.
Since its first appearance as a sketch in 'The Tracy Ullman
Show' in 1989, 'The Simpsons' have become part of television history. Never
in the history of animation has one show had such broad appeal across the
age groups. Everyone from children to adults, whatever there age got something
out of the show. Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie became the quintessential
The population of Springfield has become as well known as
any real life celebrities. The average person can name at least ten characters
from that famous town and even manage an impression or two. From bar tender
Mo to Krusty the Clown and from do-gooder Ned Flanders to Principle Skinner,
every single inhabitant of Springfield has become an integral character,
making the show very unique.
From its first season the popularity of 'The Simpsons' had
been steadily growing but it was season six that really made the show a
mammoth hit. While it was another break through season with classic episodes
like excellent 'Rear Window' parody 'Bart of Darkness', the future been
shown in 'Lisa's Wedding', doggy love in 'Two Dozen and One Greyhound',
Bart getting on the bad side of a whole continent in 'Bart vs. Australia',
Maggie's story in 'And Maggie makes three' and the return of Sideshow Bob
in 'Sideshow Bob Roberts', it was the cliffhanging episode 'Who Shot Mr.
Burns?' that gripped the entire US population and later the television watching
Bigger than the 'Who Shot J.R.?' plot in Dallas years earlier,
this storyline brought the show to the attention of the world and sent viewing
figures through the roof. The biggest 'who-done-it' mystery in animation
made national and international news with bookmakers taking bets on which
Springfield citizen had pulled the trigger. This was classic television
and the remarkable thing was that it came from an animated show.
'The Simpsons' is a televisual institution. The sixth season
was when the show really started to run. Filled with classic episodes and
the first part of the 'Who Shot Mr Burns?' mystery, this is an excellent
season that shows why the animated series is so popular.
Presented in 4:3 full screen with a Dolby Digital 5.1 surround
soundtrack the transfer is very good, as you'd expect from an animated feature.
Every single episode has a commentary track from various members of the
production team. Each one is a really good listen and a must for all fans.
This is a rarity for a season box set and a real plus for Simpsons fans.
Deleted Scenes (26.56 mins)
These scenes can be watched separately or inserted back into the episodes
'Bart of Darkness', 'Itchy & Scratchy Land', 'Sideshow Bob Roberts', 'Treehouse
of Horror V', 'Homer Badman', 'Grampa vs. Sexual Inadequacy', 'Fear of Flying',
'Homer the Great', 'And Maggie makes three', 'Bart's Comet', 'Homie the
Clown', 'Bart vs. Australia', 'Homer vs. Patty & Selma', 'A Star is Burns',
Lisa's Wedding', 'Two Dozen and One Greyhound', 'The PTA Disbands', 'Round
Springfield', 'Springfield Connection' and 'Who Shot Mr Burns?'.
A Confession from Matt Groening (2.06 mins)
The Simpsons creator himself introduces the 6th season boxset, outlining
the special features and offering his own opinion on the sixth year.
Springfield's Most Wanted (21.15 mins)
A mockumentary that outlines the main suspects in the case of 'Who Shot
Mr Burns?' Psychologists, law enforcement professionals and bookmakers talk
about the characters involved and who they think did the crime.
The Simpsons Plane (1.51 mins)
Series creator Matt Groening and season six show-runner Dave Merkin provide
commentary for the season six publicity that saw Western Pacific Airlines
decorate one of their planes with the Simpsons.
Commercials (1.15 mins)
Watch 'Church's Chicken 'Picnic'', 'Church's Chicken 'Piggy Bank'' and '1-800
Collect' adverts featuring 'The Simpsons'.
Special Language Feature
Watch 'Who Shot Mr Burns?' in Parisan French, Czech, Castilian Spanish and
Russian languages by pressing the 'audio' button on your DVD remote.
Art & Animation
Switch between storyboard, animatic and complete footage for the episodes
'Treehouse of Horror V', 'Lisa's Wedding' and 'Who Shot Mr Burns?'
Animatic (17.47 mins)
David Silverman, Geoff Lynch, Jim Redman and Matt Groening provide a fun
illustrated commentary for the animatic for 'Who Shot Mr Burns?'
Text profiles of all the main suspects in the Mr Burns shooting.
Matt Groening and his DVD team have done an exceptional job
with the DVD package for the sixth season of 'The Simpsons'. With commentaries
for every single episode and some fun featurettes, this is an exceptional
package for fans of the long running animation. This is an example of how
a DVD season boxset should be done.
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