The Simpsons (Season 4) DVD Review

by : Britt Gillette

Originally a spin-off from a one-minute segment of The Tracy Ullman Show, The Simpsons morphed into the then-burgeoning FOX network's most successful program. As the longest running animated television show in history, and the longest running prime-time show of any type, The Simpsons is an American treasure - a combination of humor, wit, and satire that examines not just the lives of its eccentric characters, but also the society, culture, and world in which we live. Fun for adults and children alike, The Simpsons is a cutting edge television comedy that, like Seinfeld, changed the television landscape in the 1990's by creating a new genre of TV fun that spawned large network investments in new animated series such as King of the Hill, Futurama, and The Family Guy.

Like all new things which smash the paradigm of life, The Simpsons is unrivaled by its knockoffs, and the show doesn't show signs of slowing down. If you haven't yet visited Springfield, then I definitely recommend that you pick up The Simpsons DVD (Season 1) to catch a glimpse for yourself. You have no idea what you've been missing…

The Simpsons Season 4 DVD offers a number of hilarious episodes including the season premiere "Kamp Krusty" in which Bart forges his report card so that Homer and Marge will allow him to go to Kamp Krusty, a traditional summer camp for America's youth. But the summer camp is anything but traditional, and the kids soon learn as they're forced to make cheap wallets and perform other acts usually reserved for Third World foreign laborers. The kids endure until it's revealed that Krusty will not be visiting as promised, the news of which prompts Bart to spark an uprising… Other notable episodes from Season 4 include "Itchy & Scratchy: The Movie" in which Bart's punishment (that he can not see the new Itchy & Scratchy movie) threatens to drive him to the brink of insanity, and "Duffless" in which Homer's arrest for a DWI forces him to submit to a campaign of anti-drinking films and AA meetings (made all the worse by Marge's request that he quit drinking for one month)…

Below is a list of episodes included on The Simpsons Season 4 DVD:

Episode 60 (Kamp Krusty) Air Date: 09-24-1992
Episode 61 (A Streetcar Named Marge) Air Date: 10-01-1992
Episode 62 (Homer the Heretic) Air Date: 10-08-1992
Episode 63 (Lisa the Beauty Queen) Air Date: 10-15-1992
Episode 64 (Treehouse of Horror 3) Air Date: 10-29-1992
Episode 65 (Itchy & Scratchy: The Movie) Air Date: 11-03-1992
Episode 66 (Marge Gets a Job) Air Date: 11-05-1992
Episode 67 (New Kid on the Block) Air Date: 11-12-1992
Episode 68 (Mr. Plow) Air Date: 11-19-1992
Episode 69 (Lisa's First Word) Air Date: 12-03-1992
Episode 70 (Homer's Triple Bypass) Air Date: 12-17-1992
Episode 71 (Marge vs. The Monorail) Air Date: 01-14-1993
Episode 72 (Selma's Choice) Air Date: 01-21-1993
Episode 73 (Brother from the Same Planet) Air Date: 02-04-1993
Episode 74 (I Love Lisa) Air Date: 02-11-1993
Episode 75 (Duffless) Air Date: 02-18-1993
Episode 76 (Last Exit to Springfield) Air Date: 03-11-1993
Episode 77 (So it has Come to This: The Simpsons Clip Show) Air Date: 04-01-1993
Episode 78 (The Front) Air Date: 04-15-1993
Episode 79 (Whacking Day) Air Date: 04-29-1993
Episode 80 (Marge in Chains) Air Date: 05-06-1993
Episode 81 (Krusty Gets Kancelled) Air Date: 05-13-1993