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The Complete Ninth Season

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The Complete Ninth Season
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DVD Information
Release date: December 19, 2006 (USA)
January 29, 2007 (UK)
March 21, 2007 (Australia)
Number of Episodes: 25
Distributor: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

The Complete Ninth Season was released in the U.S. and Canada (Region 1) on December 19, 2006, UK (Region 2) on January 29, 2007, and Australia (Region 4) on March 21, 2007. The box set comes in two varieties – a limited edition Lisa Simpson head-shaped box and a standard rectangular box with artwork prominently featuring Lisa and her saxophone. The theme of the set is based around the 200th episode ("Trash of the Titans"), a concert, and an edition of "Rocking Stone" magazine. The spine returns to featuring show regulars (after Season Eight's use of one-off characters), with Brandine and Cletus Spuckler.

A special bonus item consists of a sneak preview of the Simpsons Movie (released on Friday, July 27, 2007) that plays after placing Disc #1 into your DVD player. Homer introduces the short scene by asking the viewers NOT to tell Fox Studios that the clip is here, and to not complain that it's not in color. (He then, in typical Homer fashion, screams "What happened to the color!?!" as the clip begins.)

Once again, the menus continue in the same format already used in the Fifth, Sixth, Seventh and Eighth Season DVDs. Also, on each disc, you can hear Lisa playing her saxophone before the menus show up.

The boxset also comes with six postcards, musically themed, including the three album cover parodies featured on the famous edition of Rolling Stone.[1] One non-Rolling Stone postcard has been identified as a parody of a Bob Dylan album cover (Lisa silhouette).

The Complete Ninth Season also features surprise commentators; Jay Leno on "The Last Temptation of Krust" and John Swartzwelder (via phone) on "The Cartridge Family".[2]

In the Region 1 and Region 2 versions of the Boxset, some of the episodes in the booklet are incorrectly stated as being on disc two when they are actually on disc one.


Bonus features[edit]

  • Commentary on every episode by various people (including two listed commentaries on the season premier episode).
  • The Simpsons Movie Exclusive Sneak Peek
  • Animation Showcase: Principal & The Pauper, Lisa The Simpson Act 1
  • Illustrated Commentary: "All Singing, All Dancing" with Matt Groening, Yeardley Smith, Mike B. Anderson, Pete Michels
  • Illustrated Commentary: "Lost Our Lisa" with Matt Groening, Yeardley Smith, Mike B. Anderson, Pete Michels
  • Deleted Scenes Gallery with intro by Mike Scully and optional commentary with Matt Groening, Mike Scully, Josh Weinstein, David Mirkin, Al Jean, Steve O'Donnell
  • Promotional Spots: Butterfinger "Alien" (May 1998), Butterfinger "Hit a Homer" (May 1998), Butterfinger "Philosophy" (July 1998), CC's Chips Australia "Parachutist" (June 1998), CC's Chips Australia "Homerdini" (June 1998)
  • Sketch Gallery
  • Special Language Feature on "Trash Of The Titans" in four different languages: Polish, Portuguese, German, and Japanese.
  • A Riff From Matt Groening
  • A Moment With U2

Easter Eggs[edit]

  • Like in season 8, there are a few extra deleted scenes seen by pressing the red button that blinks on some of the speakers on the episode menu. The episodes are:
  • "The Principal and the Pauper"
  • "Treehouse of Horror VIII"
  • "The Cartridge Family"
  • "Realty Bites"
  • "The Joy of Sect"
  • "The Last Temptation of Krust"
  • "Lisa the Simpson"
  • "Simpson Tide"
  • "Girly Edition"
  • "Natural Born Kissers"
  • In the episode menu of "Trash of the Titans", after the animation, press 7, and then 27 (for July 27, the day The Simpsons Movie opens in 2007), and you'll see David Silverman working on the movie.
  • Also on the episode menu of "Trash of the Titans" if you wait for the clip to end, the words "The 200th" will appear, Homer's eyeballs making the two zeros.
  • In the episode "Lisa the Simpson" when Lisa looks at the brain teaser at lunch press the 6 button and a hidden, episode-long commentary from Bill Oakley and Josh Weinstein reflecting on their time working on the show and saying goodbye will come up. This secret is hinted at by Matt Groening in his intro.
  • In "Treehouse of Horror VIII", pause the DVD when the entire screen turns white from the nuclear bomb. You will see a hidden scene where Krusty dies in the explosion.