Format: Color, Closed-captioned, HiFi Sound, Animated, Box set, NTSC
Studio: Twentieth Century Fox
Video Release Date: September 15, 1998
VHS Features: NTSC format (US and Canada only.)
Color, Closed-captioned, HiFi Sound, Animated, Box set, NTSC
Number of tapes: 3
From IMDb: Quotes & Trivia
The series really hits its stride in this set of six episodes, which includes "Bart Gets Hit by a Car" ("Please allow me to introduce myself," the Devil says to Bart when he temporarily goes to hell); "One Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Blue Fish" (Homer eats poison sushi and tries to cram an entire life into the 24 hours he has left to live); "The Way We Was" (how Homer and Marge met in high school in the dazzling disco days of 1974); "Homer vs. Lisa and the 8th Commandment" (Homer gets an illegal cable box to watch a boxing match with a fighter that looks and sounds suspiciously like Mike Tyson); "Three Men and a Comic Book" (greed corrupts the friendship of Bart, Milhouse, and Martin when they jointly purchase a rare edition); and "Lisa's Substitute" (Dustin Hoffman does the voice of a teacher who finally appreciates Lisa for the little overachiever she is). - Marshall Fine
Superb, September 18, 2001
Reviewer: chadlothary from WI
This is a cheap, quality video. Where else can you get 6 episodes and 3 hours of family entertainment for under ... bucks? I only wish FOX would produce more boxed sets like these of their more recent episodes.
THE BEST OF THE BEST - FUNNIEST TV SHOW EVER, August 23, 2001
Reviewer: dphilips2002 from ROYAL OAK, MI United States
ANYBODY THAT DISLIKES "THE SIMPSONS" IS DUMBER THAN HOMER ON HIS WORST DAY. THIS COLLECTION FEATURES SOME OF THEIR BEST EPISODES PLUS EXTRAS YOU DON'T GET ON TV. PLUS NO ANNOYING ADS! I WOULD RECOMEND THIS OVER VOL.1 SINCE THE EARLIER EPISODES AREN'T QUITE AS FUNNY AS THE "MIDDLE" YEARS. IF YOU CAN'T AFFORD THESE JUST MAKE YOUR OWN TAPES. EACH EPISODE IS LIKE A CHAPTER FROM A MOST RICHLY DRAWN BOOK THAT STANDS ON ITS OWN, YET BECOMES EVEN BETTER WHEN COMBINED WITH THE OTHERS. HOMER IS THE MAN!
Great Price For What You Get!, April 29, 2001
Reviewer: Andy Budgell from Ontario, Canada
Now you can invite America's favorite dysfunctional family in to your home whenever you want. Selected by the executive producers and creator Matt Groening, these definitive Simpsons episodes are availible on video for the frist time.
Volume 7 "Bart Gets Hit by a Car" When Bart get's hit by a car driven by Mr. Burns, Homer sues his boss for $1, 000, 000. WInning the case means lying in court, but Bart's so so convincing it looks like te money's already in the bank. Then Marge takes the stand. Will she lie? Or should Homer kiss his $1, 000, 000 good-bye? Phil Hartman guest stars.
"One Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Blue Fish" The Simpsons go out for sushi and Homer ends up eating deadly blowfish venom. With only 24 hours to live, Homer makes a list of all the things he wants to do on his last day on earth - if he dosen't oversleep in the morning. Larry King and George Takei guest star.
Volume 8 "The Way We Was" Ay Carumba! The TV is broken! Now the Simpsons have to...talk to each other. So Marge tells the kids the story of how she and Homer fell in love. The trip fdown memory lane leaves Lisa with stars in her eyes - and Bart with his finger down his throat. Jon Lovitz guest stars.
"Homer Vs. Lisa and the 8th Commandment" The Simpsons have cable! But they're not paying for it. While Lisa wonders why the world is such a cesspool of corruption, Homer rejoices that one little wire can bring so much happiness. As for Bart, once he discovers the adult channel, he just rejoices. Phil Hartman guest stars.
Volume 9 "Three Men and a Comic Book" Bart is desperate to won the very first "Radioactive Man" comic book, but he dosen't have the money. So he buys it with two friends. But who get's to take the precious collector's item home? Looks like the boys are in for a lesson in sharing - and other silly stuff. Cloris Leachman and Daniel Stern guest star.
"Lisa's Substitute" Lisa's substitute is the best teacher she's ever had. Compared to him, Homer's more of a wash-out than ever. Mr. Bergstrom teaches Lisa that "life is worth living." What does Homer teach Lisa )besides burping)? Perhaps more than either of them ever would. Sam Etic guest stars.
The Simpsons Rule!, January 2, 2000
Reviewer: Charles Wahl from Buffalo, NY
This is the best wave of the bunch. Volume nine- Three Men and a Comic Book and Lisa's Substitute are two of the greatest episodes ever. But they're all great. Buy this set if you are thinking of buying one of the four. Trust me!
It was a very good movie pack, June 22, 1999
Reviewer: An Amazon.com Customer
All of the movies in the Gift Pack were fall out of your seat funny! I was laughing SO hard! This is one of the BEST simpsons gift packs ever! You have got to pick it up at amazon.com!
this is a must buy, May 3, 1999
Reviewer: billcan from milwaukee, wisconsin
if you like the simpsons this box set is a must buy. i havn't seen the forth set but of the ones that i did see this is the best set yet. my suggestion is that you order it right now.
A review from Mr. Entertainment Lover, February 19, 1999
Reviewer: A viewer from Albuqerque N.M.
This video set contains, Bart Gets Hit by a Car, One Fish Two Fish Blowfish Bluefish, The Way We Was, Homer Vs. Lisa and the Eight Comandment, Three Men and A Comic Book, and Lisa's Substitute. Each one is a gem and a keeper.