"THE SIMPSONS" THE COMPLETE SIXTH SEASON DVD COLLECTION arrives on August 16, 2005 from Fox Home Entertainment. Showcasing all 25 episodes from the acclaimed sixth season, including Part One of the season cliffhanger "Wh... more »o Shot Mr. Burns?,"« less
Linda H. from CARLSBAD, CA Reviewed on 9/23/2010...
Who could not like the Simpson Family.
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On the box art
M. B. Lile | Chicago, IL | 08/06/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I work in a music store and had the package in my hands tonight. The case is made of cheap, *cheap* plastic, hinged at the bottom in a clamshell design, and held together with nothing more than tape, which means that shoplifting of the DVDs is going to be a major concern with retailers. The head is covered in a plastic slipcase that mimics the previous seasons' design on the side. The slipcase doesn't fit very well, and doesn't improve the look of the case at all.
There is NO second box inside. However-- here's the good news. There is a card inside the box with a phone number you can call to get a regular box for the discs-- this is probably where the "Green box" pictures have come from. The clamshell won't last very long-- the plastic isn't sturdy enough-- so I suspect many, *many* people will be taking advantage of this offer sooner or later.
Worst. Packaging. Ever. But at least we can send off for a real box. Hopefully they won't repeat this nonsense."
This should be a great season!
Daniel | 12/26/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This on should be good, all the episodes were great! Wonder what the cover color will be, maybe yellow?
[1F22] Bart of Darkness After Bart breaks his leg, he spends the summer spying on the neighbors with a telescope, and sees Ned Flanders murder his wife.
[1F17] Lisa's Rival Lisa has competition from a new student who is younger, smarter and a better saxophone player than she is. Meanwhile, Homer tries to flog some sugar he "found".
[2F33] Another Simpsons Clip Show Marge decides to teach the kids about romance - a cue for romantic clips from past episodes.
[2F01] Itchy & Scratchy Land The family take a trip to Itchy & Scratchy Land, the "violentest place on Earth".
[2F02] Sideshow Bob Roberts Mayor Quimby releases Sideshow Bob from prison, however, Bob runs for mayor and wins.
[2F03] Treehouse of Horror V The Shinning: No TV and no beer makes Homer go crazy. Time and Punishment: Homer's toaster transports him to the past, where he inadvertently changes the future. Nightmare Cafeteria: When detention becomes overcrowded, Skinner & Lunch Lady Doris come up with a unique solution.
[2F04] Bart's Girlfriend Bart falls in love with Reverend Lovejoy's daughter, however, she turns out to be more troublesome than him.
[2F05] Lisa on Ice Lisa is going to fail gym, so she takes up pee-wee ice hockey and turns out to be a better player than Bart.
[2F06] Homer: Bad Man Homer is accused of sexual harassment when reaching for some candy stuck to the babysitter.
[2F07] Grampa vs. Sexual Inadequacy Grampa's love tonic saves Homer & Marge's sex life, while Bart believes there is a Government conspiracy on UFOs.
[2F08] Fear of Flying When Homer is mistaken for a pilot and wrecks a plane, he wins free tickets to fly anywhere he wants. However, this reveals Marge's fear of flying.
[2F09] Homer the Great Homer joins a secret society known as the Stonecutters, and is believed to be the "chosen one". The other members, however, don't like his new-found power.
[2F10] And Maggie Makes Three Homer tells the story of how he had to give up his dream job when Maggie was born.
[2F11] Bart's Comet While assisting Principal Skinner in his amateur astronomy, Bart discovers a comet is heading straight for Springfield.
[2F12] Homie the Clown Homer goes to clown college to become a "regional Krusty". However, it all goes wrong when he is mistaken for the real thing by the mafia.
[2F13] Bart vs. Australia Bart is forced to apologize to an Australian boy in person after placing a $900 collect call... but also receives an additional punishment.
[2F14] Homer vs. Patty and Selma Homer is broke after investing in pumpkins and so borrows money from Patty and Selma without Marge knowing. Meanwhile, Bart takes up ballet.
[2F31] A Star Is Burns The town of Springfield hosts a film festival to attract more tourists.
[2F15] Lisa's Wedding A fortune-teller predicts Lisa's future - 10 years from now, wedding bells are heard.
[2F18] Two Dozen and One Greyhounds Santa's Little Helper has a new girlfriend who gives birth to 25 puppies. However, Mr. Burns steals them.
[2F19] The PTA Disbands Bart manages to get the teachers at Springfield Elementary to go on strike, however he is not out of school for long - the teachers are replaced by townspeople, and Marge is his new teacher.
[2F32] 'Round Springfield While Bart sues Krusty for putting dangerous objects in breakfast cereals, Lisa meets up with Bleeding Gums Murphy again and he tells his life story for the last time.
[2F21] The Springfield Connection After catching a dangerous criminal, Marge looks for more excitement in her life - and joins the police force, much to Homer's disapproval.
[2F22] Lemon of Troy When some Shelbyville kids steal Springfield's beloved lemon tree, Bart, Milhouse, Nelson, Martin, Database and Todd sneak into their rival town to get it back.
[2F16] Who Shot Mr. Burns? (Part One) Mr. Burns certainly has a lot of enemies - after stealing the newly discovered oil under Springfield Elementary, putting Moe out of business, and never remembering Homer's name, he finally blocks out the sun. After a town meeting he is shot and everyone wonders who did it. But in a town where everyone has a motive, it's not that simple."
Episodes - "A+" .... Packaging - "F"
Simpsons Addict | 08/17/2005
(2 out of 5 stars)
"If it weren't for the episodes I'd be giving this a 1 star rating. But I can't bring myself to do that because this was one of the best years of the show IMO. But this plastic Homer head that falls apart once you touch it was a bad idea. And calling people anal retentive just because they want something sturdy that will protect their DVDs is really out of line.
Hey you Fox marketing "geniuses"... If you had limited this silly head design to a special collector's version and released the regular boxes to the masses in the first place, you could have saved yourselves (and us consumers - who pay your salaries, by the way) a lot of time, money and aggrivation. So drop the sarcastic attitude and just admit you made a mistake.
Save the gimmicky packages for action figures and sex toys."
Say it like Comic Book Guy: "Worst packaging, ever."
M. Mongillo | Connecticut | 08/16/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Who could complain about The Simpsons sixth season finally being available on DVD? Me, a little bit. I must complain about the completely unnecessary packaging gimmick. Why do the fools marketing this stuff think that a holding-case in the shape of Homer's head is more likely to make me buy this DVD set over, say, a set with a case that conforms with all the previous seasons? I mean, really, why would I want to be able to put season six on the same shelf as the rest of my Simpsons DVD collections? I guess I'm just weird that way. Seriously, marketing geniuses, if I bought all the rest of the DVD sets, why wouldn't I buy this one too? And if I hadn't bought all the rest, do you really think a case shaped like Homer's head is going to make any difference? I guess it's my rant about what these marketing "creative" types refuse to believe: Familiarity is preferable to "New & Improved." Other than the case debacle though, the DVD set and all the extras are "Super Nintendo Chalmers." "
Who cares about packaging? As it turns out I do.
S. blocker | san antonio | 08/17/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Who cares about packaging?!? As a Simpsons's lover, I do not need my cases to match! I have tapes upon tapes of recorded VHS of old Simpson's I recorded with meticulous care deleting commercials long before the advent of mass produced TV series'. I do not care that the 6th season deviates in design from the previous 5. OR DO I? I received the new season today and instantly hated the new design. In short it is a piece of cr@p which might easily be marketed by the genius' at Wal-Mart or any given "dollar" store. The packaging is cheesy and plastic. The whole schmel falls apart when you open to enjoy the pleasure which is the Simpson's. I for one am extremely dissapointed and will take advantage of the package offered by Fox. They knew their product was a piece before selling to eager consumers! Shame on them (haha)!"