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The Simpsons - The Complete Third Season
The Simpsons - The Complete Third Season
Actors: Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Julie Kavner, Yeardley Smith, Hank Azaria
Directors: Alan Smart, Brad Bird, Carlos Baeza, David Silverman, Jeffrey Lynch
Genres: Comedy, Television, Animation
UR     2003     9hr 11min


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Actors: Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Julie Kavner, Yeardley Smith, Hank Azaria
Directors: Alan Smart, Brad Bird, Carlos Baeza, David Silverman, Jeffrey Lynch
Genres: Comedy, Television, Animation
Sub-Genres: Animation, Television, Animation
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen - Animated,Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 08/26/2003
Original Release Date: 01/01/1991
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1991
Release Year: 2003
Run Time: 9hr 11min
Screens: Color,Full Screen
Number of Discs: 4
SwapaDVD Credits: 4
Total Copies: 4
Members Wishing: 0
Edition: Box set
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English, French, Spanish
Subtitles: English, Spanish
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It's gonna be good!
Angela M. Healey | Hull | 10/19/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The third season of 'The Simpsons', packed with memoriable episodes (eg. 'Stark Raving Dad', 'Mr. Lisa Goes to Washington', 'Homer at the Bat', and 'The Otto Show'). The humour in this is so witty, and this is the season where they finally get the voices, sounds, colour, charecters, jokes etc. right and is a season you have to buy.Episodes:

When Flanders Failed - 03 Oct 1991
Ned Flanders quits his regular job and announces at a barbecue that he is opening a mall store catering to lefties. Homer, however, wishes that Flanders would fail. Stark Raving Dad - 19 Sep 1991
Thanks to Bart leaving his lucky red hat in the load of washed white shirts, Homer wears a pink shirt to the nuclear power plant. He is promptly committed to a mental institution, where he meets up with a white man (Leon Kompowski) who walks and talks like Michael Jackson.
NOTES: Michael Jackson voices Leon Kompowski when he sounds like Michael Jackson (uncredited).
NOTE: The following episodes are broadcast in Dolby Surround Stereo.

Mr. Lisa Goes to Washington - 26 Sep 1991
Thanks to Lisa's patriotic and winning essay in a Reading Digest contest, the Simpsons win a trip to Washington DC. However, Lisa's faith in democracy is shaken when she sees her local representative taking a bribe for a permit to cut down Springfield National Forest.

The Simpsons Halloween Special II (aka Treehouse of Horror II) - 31 Oct 1991
In the sequel to the original Treehouse of Horror, three more tales of horror. Lisa, Bart, and Homer eat too much candy, and end up having nightmares...: In "The Monkey's Paw," the Simpsons, on a foreign trip, pick up a monkey's paw that gives the holder four wishes each with bad side effects. Next, In a parody of a classic Twilight Zone episode, everyone in Springfield must be happy or else something will happen to them by a monster. The monster is known as Bart Simpson, the kid with the mental powers. in "Bart the Monster". Finally, Homer gets randomly fired from the nuclear power plant, and gets hired as a gravedigger. He falls asleep in the grave, and gets picked up by Mr. Burns for a cyborg experiment in "Homer's Brain."

Bart the Murderer - 10 Oct 1991
After having a very lousy day of school, Bart accidentally stumbles into `The Legitimate Businessman Social Club', a mobster front. He becomes a bartender, but when he shows up late at work and blames Principal Skinner, Skinner disappears. Joe Mantegna and Neil Patrick Harris guest star.

Homer Defined - 17 Oct 1991
When Homer accidentally saved two nuclear plants, he becomes a hero, and is admired by his daughter, Lisa. Magic Johnson and Chick Hearn guest star.

Like Father, Like Clown - 24 Oct 1991
Krusty finally drops by to have dinner with the Simpsons to thank Bart for believing him (see Krusty Gets Busted), and drops a bombshell: He real name is Krustofsky, and he is estranged from his rabbi father, who disowned him when Krusty decided to be a clown instead of a rabbi. Now, Bart vows to reunite Klown and rabbi.
NOTES: Jackie Mason is the voice of Rabbi Krustofsky.

Lisa's Pony - 07 Nov 1991
After disappointing Lisa, again, Homer finally gives Lisa a pony. Now, in desperation to pay off the bills associated with owning a pony, Homer works the graveyard shift at Apu's Kwik-E-Mart.

Saturdays of Thunder - 14 Nov 1991
In order to build a father/son relationship, Homer helps Bart build a soapbox racer. However, when Martin crashes his racer during the time trials, Bart must make an important decision: Turn his back on his father and be Martin's replacement driver, or race in his soapbox and let Nelson win.

Flaming Moe's - 15 Nov 1990
Homer helps invent the hottest drink in Springfield. However, when Moe steals the recipe and turns Moe's Tavern into the hottest spot in Springfield, Homer vows revenge. Guest stars Catherine O'Hara and the Rock band Aerosmith.

Burns Verkaufen der Kraftwerk (translated: Burns Sells The Power Plant) - 05 Dec 1991
Homer finds that his job as `safety inspector' is in danger when Mr. Burns sells the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant to German businessmen for $100,000,000.

I Married Marge - 29 Dec 1991
Picking up where The Way We Was left off....The year is 1980, and Homer is working at the local miniature golfing course, living with Marge's parents, and dating Marge. Then Marge becomes pregnant with Bart.

Radio Bart - 09 Jan 1992
It's Bart's tenth birthday. Bart receives a radio microphone, which he promptly uses to play practical jokes on everyone, including that a little boy named Timmy O'Toole has fallen down the local well.
NOTES: Sting guest voices as himself with the song titled "We're Sending Our Love Down the Well".

Lisa the Greek - 23 Jan 1992
Lisa's football predicting skills brings about a closer relationship between Homer and Lisa, not to mention making Moe broke, until Lisa realizes that the relationship may end with the Super Bowl.
NOTES: Repeats of this episode had portions redubbed for later Super Bowls.

Homer at the Bat - 20 Feb 1992
Mr. Burns bets $1,000,000 that his company team can beat a competing plant's team. In order to do so, he replaced the regular company team with new security guard Roger Clemens, new janitor Wade Boggs, lunchroom cashier Ken Griffey Jr., and other new employees like Steve Sax, Don Mattingly, Ozzie Smith, Darryl Strawberry, Jose Canseco, and Mike Scoscia (who runs the solid contaminate encapsulator). Terry Cashman also guest stars.

Homer Alone - 06 Feb 1992
When the family causes Marge to flip out, she takes a vacation from it all at Rancho Relaxo, leaving Lisa and Bart with Patty and Selma (shudder), and Homer alone with Maggie. Then, Maggie goes searching for Marge.

Separate Vocations - 27 Feb 1992
After taking the Career Aptitude Normalization Test, or CANT test, Lisa finds out she's more suited to be a homemaker, while Bart is more suited to be a police officer. While Bart enjoys his taste of authority, Lisa turns into a bad kid.
NOTES: Steve Allen guest stars voices.

Bart the Lover - 13 Feb 1992
He has the name of the 23rd president, the face of Gordie Howe, and the lines of a Frenchman. Is Mrs. Krabapple's new pen pal/lover Bart's latest practical joke? Meanwhile, Homer starts building a doghouse, and learns to give up swearing.

Dog of Death - 12 Mar 1992
When Santa's Little Helper suffers from a twisted stomach, the Simpsons sacrifice in order to pay for a life saving operation. However, when the family's morale suffers from the cuts, the dog runs away, and quickly becomes one of Mr. Burns' hounds.

Colonel Homer - 26 Mar 1992
After a particularly bad movie experience, Homer drives to a bar where he discovers a singer named Lurleen Lumpkin. Now, Colonel Homer is her manager, much to Marge's disgust. Beverly D'Angelo guest stars as Lurleen Lumpkin.

Black Widower (aka The Return of Sideshow) - 09 Apr 1992
Sideshow Bob gets paroled, and marries Selma. However, Bart suspects that Sideshow Bob has something else up his sleeve.

The Otto Show - 09 Apr 1992
Otto loses his job driving the school bus, partially because he doesn't have a driver's license, and, after being kicked out of his apartment, goes to live with the Simpsons. Spinal Tap guest star.

Bart's Friend Falls In Love - 07 May 1992
Bart and Milhouse enter the age of cooties, when Milhouse dates a new girl... without her father knowing it. Meanwhile, Homer tries to lose weight by listening to a subliminal tape. Kimmy Robertson guest stars.

Brother, Can You Spare Two Dimes? - 27 Aug 1992
Herbert Powell returns, and asks the Simpsons help for an invention idea of his, using the money Homer received from the nuclear plant for some bogus award. Guest stars Joe Frazier and Danny DeVito. PLUS: Their will be more extra's and special features you can shake a stick at. Definitely a series you can't miss.- Pez King"
The Simpsons at their best
John Nelson | North Fond du Lac, WI | 05/28/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The Simpsons had hit their stride in this, the third season. The sappy endings that filled most of the first two seasons were gone, the animation and colors were no longer stiff or quite as washed out and grainy looking, and the voices for the first time sounded clear and perfect. The stories and episodes were also some of the best, and here it was still a surpirse to see guest stars and guest voices on the show (In the episode HOMER DEFINED, Homer sounds ecstatic when he hears that Magic Johnson has called him up at the Power Plant). This season on top of all of the visual imporvements also showed us some of the most entertaining and memorable episodes. LISA'S PONY has Homer turning into a zombie doing the graveyard shift at the Kwik E Mart to pay for Lisa's new Pony, a pony he bought for her after ruining her talent show audition. SEPERATE VOCATIONS has Bart and Lisa switching personalities after taking the Career Aptitute Normalizing Test (or CAN'T) a test to tell you what field you would be best in. Bart cleans up his act, and is offered a hall monitor job at school after hearing he should be a cop, a disgusted Lisa turns tough after reciving Home Maker instead of blues artist. FLAMING MOE'S has Homer's own alcohalic drink saving Moe's Tavern, with Moe taking all of the credit and Homer getting nothing. BART THE LOVER has Bart toying with his lonely teachers feelings by sending her love letters to her, while she thinks it's a man who answered her personal's ad. THE OTTO SHOW is one of everybody's favorites with Bart's pal Otto losing his bus drivers job and having to live with the Simpsons. Finally, I MARRIED MARGE has Homer retelling the kids how he proposed to Marge and his struggles to find a job with Bart on the way. There are PLENTY of other good episodes to talk about in this season such as the softball episode, the episode where German investors buy the power plant and the soapbox derby episode (hopefully will be released in it's original un-cut fashion, even when shown the first couple of times back in 90-91 some scenes were edited out.)The next best thing after this will truly be the next best season of the Simpsons, which is season 4 which also had some excellent episodes, ( DUFFLESS, A STREETCAR NAMED MARGE, HOMER THE HERETIC, ITCHY & SCRATCHY THE MOVIE along with the immortal KAMP KRUSTY.) If season 3 is the best, then season 4 is a close 2ed or maybe 1a and 1b. When this season is released, it might be one of the best DVD sets ever. Anyone who calls themselves Simpsons fans needs this set as theirs hardly a stinker in the bunch. Get it!!"
One of the best seasons!
Raj | USA | 07/22/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The Simpsons are known as the best and longest animated series on american television ever!! The third season is probably one of the best seasons of the Simpsons, where the characters actually look like the way they do now, with the sounds (this is the season where the The Simpsons were made in Dolby Surround Sound, so it is extremely clear) and picture quality excellently sharp! This season consists of 24 episodes which are :01 - Stark Raving Dad
02 - Mr. Lisa Goes To Washington
03 - When Flanders Failed
04 - Bart The Murderer
05 - Homer Defined
06 - Like Father Like Clown
07 - Treehouse Of Horror II
08 - Lisa's Pony
09 - Saturdays Of Thunder
10 - Flaming Moe's
11 - Burns Verkaufen Der Kraftwerk
12 - I Married Marge
13 - Radio Bart
14 - Lisa The Greek
15 - Homer Alone
16 - Bart The Lover
17 - Homer At The Bat
18 - Separate Vocations
19 - Dog Of Death
20 - Colonel Homer
21 - Black Widower
22 - The Otto Show
23 - Bart's Friend Falls In Love
24 - Brother, Can You Spare Two Dimes?With guest voices of Michael Jackson, Joe Mantegna, Neil Patrick Harris, Magic Johnson, Chick Hearn, Jackie Mason, Catherine O'Hara, Aerosmith, Terry Cashman, Beverly D'Angelo, Spinal Tap, Kimmy Robertson, Joe Frazier, Danny and many more, this season is hilarious and extensively funny :) Along with all this, the dvd will also feature us with loads of special features such as audio commentary for the episodes, commercials, videos, photo galleries and much more!! All in all, this is a must buy, whether you are a Simpsons fan or not!!"