I was going to hold off making this, but I searched and realized the Season 8 thread wasn't made long after the release of Season 7.
Anyway, this is where, most fans believe, everything started to go wrong. Jerkass Homer at his highest, wackier plots began to surface. Yep, the Scully era had surley arisen by this time.
Who's going to get it? Who's going to destroy it? Who's going to vow never to even glimpse at this set in the stores?
This set will DEFINITELY be the Bart head.
5F20 Lard of the Dance
WRITER: Jane O'Brien DIRECTOR: Dominic Polcino
Homer and Bart team up to dip their hands in the grease recycling business. Meanwhile, Lisa is chosen to introduce a new student to Springfield Elementary, one who's years ahead of her age. Guest starring Lisa Kudrow as Alex.
5F21 The Wizard of Evergreen Terrace
WRITER: John Swartzwelder DIRECTOR: Mark Kirkland
Homer experiences a mid-life crisis when he realizes, at 38.1 years of age, that he hasn't accomplished anything meaningful. To curve his remorse, Homer decides to pattern himself after Thomas Edison and become the next great inventor. Guest starring William Daniels as K.I.T.T.
5F22 Bart The Mother
WRITER: David S. Cohen DIRECTOR: Steven Dean Moore
Bart accidentally kills a mother bird with Nelson Muntz's bee-bee gun, and tries his best to raise the mother's eggs on his own. But when the hatchlings turn out to be a pair of destructive lizards that harvest nests for their own survival, the town's bird population is placed at great risk. Guest voice Phil Hartman, in his final speaking role on The Simpsons.
AABF01 Treehouse of Horror IX
WRITER: Donick Cary, David S. Cohen DIRECTOR: Steven Dean Moore
In “Hell Toupée,” Homer's new hair transplant commands him to avenge its former owner's foes. Next, Bart and Lisa are sucked into their television to play a deadly game of cat and mouse with Itchy & Scratchy in “The Terror of Tiny Toon.” Finally, in “Starship Poopers,” Maggie's actual father is revealed to be an alien, leading to a spot on the esteemed Jerry Springer Show. Guest starring Regis Philbin, Kathie Lee Gifford, Jerry Springer, Ed McMahon and Robert Englund as Freddy Kruger.
5F19 When You Dish Upon A Star
WRITER: Richard Appel DIRECTOR: Pete Michels
Keeping Hollywood secrets proves difficult for Homer when he scores a personal assistant job for the husband and wife team, Alec Baldwin & Kim Basinger. Also guest starring Ron Howard and Brian Grazer.
AABF02 D'oh'in in the Wind
[B][I]WRITER: Donick Cary DIRECTOR: Mark Kirkland and Matthew Nastuk
Homer sets out to determine what his middle initial stands for, but in the process, delves into the old free-spirit ways of hippies, inspired by his mother's radical past and former associates. Guest starring George Carlin as Munchie and Martin Mull as Seth.
AABF03 Lisa Gets An A
WRITER: Ian Maxtone-Graham DIRECTOR: Bob Anderson
In discovering the joy of video gaming, Lisa neglects to study for her upcoming test, which she later relents to cheating upon in order to pass. But when the resulting grade raises the school's state average and qualifies it for financial aid, the intendance forces her to cover up all wrong- doing. Meanwhile, Homer raises a baby lobster to beat the high store prices of adults.
AABF04 Homer Simpson in "Kidney Trouble"
WRITER: John Swartzwelder DIRECTOR: Mike B. Anderson
On behalf of Homer's infamous ignorance, Grampa Simpson falls victim to a textbook kidney blowout. But when Homer steps up to offer a donor kidney, he quickly finds himself suffering from a much more common phenomenon: cold feet.
AABF05 Mayored to the Mob
WRITER: Ron Hauge DIRECTOR: Swinton O. Scott III
When Homer rescues Mark Hamill and Mayor Quimby from a rowdy mob of sci-fi fanatics, he is appointed the mayor's new bodyguard. But after convincing Quimby that he needs to stop Fat Tony's mob from selling rat's milk to the town's schools, the mayor's life is placed in jeopardy. Also guest starring Joe Mantegna as Fat Tony and Dick Tufeld as the Robot.
AABF06 Viva Ned Flanders
WRITER: David M. Stern DIRECTOR: Neil Affleck
Discouraged by sixty years of minding his P's and Q's, Ned Flanders asks Homer to reveal the secret of his intoxicating lust for life. But Homer's plans to put the spice back into Ned's brio go haywire when they land the pair in wedlock with two grubby casino cocktail waitresses. Guest starring The Moody Blues.
AABF07 Wild Barts Can't Be Broken
WRITER: Larry Doyle DIRECTOR: Mark Ervin
Homer and his drunken cohorts celebrate an improbable victory by the Springfield Isotopes by trashing the local elementary school. But when the police force fails to locate the actual vandals, the town's children are hastily blamed for the rowdiness and punished with a new sunset curfew. Guest starring Cyndi Lauper.
AABF08 Sunday Cruddy Sunday
WRITER: George Meyer, Brian Scully, Mike Scully, Tom Martin DIRECTOR: Steven Dean Moore
Super Bowl fever takes control of Homer's psyche after a travel agent offers him and a bus-load of friends free passage to the game. But when the tickets turn out to be counterfeit, Homer must consult his cunning in finding a way into the stadium. Guest starring Fred Willard as Wally, Troy Aikman, Rosie Grier, John Madden, Dan Marino, Pat Summerall, Dolly Parton and Rupert Murdoch.
AABF09 Homer to the Max
WRITER: John Swartzwelder DIRECTOR: Pete Michels
When the new television show, “Police Cops,” premiers with a savvy character holding Homer's full name, the real-life Homer enjoys mock-stardom en masse. But when the show is retooled to give the character a Gomer Pyle-like facade, Homer changes his name to Max Power to escape the laughing and taunts of fellow townspeople. Guest starring Ed Begley, Jr.
AABF11 I'm With Cupid
WRITER: Dan Greaney DIRECTOR: Bob Anderson
As Kwik-E-Mart convenience store proprietor Apu showers his wife with glowing, outrageous Valentine's Day gifts, the other husbands of Springfield are made to look bad in his shadow. But as his gifts grow increasingly grand, the men attempt to foil his efforts, instigating a Valentine's massacre. Guest starring Jan Hooks as Manjula and Elton John.
AABF10 Marge Simpson in "Screaming Yellow Honkers"
WRITER: David M. Stern DIRECTOR: Mark Kirkland
Homer offers Marge a new Canyonero SUV after embarrassingly discovering that he bought the female's model. But once in the driver's seat, Marge becomes increasingly intoxicated by the vehicle's dynamism, leading to a case of aggravated road rage. Featuring Hank Williams, Jr.
AABF12 Make Room For Lisa
WRITER: Brian Scully DIRECTOR: Matthew Nastuk
Lisa experiences stress when forced to temporarily share a room with Bart. Meanwhile, Marge discovers the joys of eavesdropping on cellular telephone calls and becomes obsessed with the personal dramas of complete strangers.
AABF13 Maximum Homerdrive
WRITER: John Swartzwelder DIRECTOR: Swinton O Scott III
Homer takes on a gruff truck driver in a beef-eating contest. But when the trucker pays the high price of trying to top Homer's bottomless stomach, Homer vows to deliver his cargo, leading to a cross-country truckin' adventure. Meanwhile, Marge and Lisa make the best of a troublesome new doorbell.
AABF14 Simpsons Bible Stories
WRITER: Tim Long, Larry Doyle, Matt Selman DIRECTOR: Nancy Kruse
Reverend Lovejoy is showing his stuff with the latest in a series of disinteresting sermons. Bored so terribly are the Simpsons that each gradually doses off, dreaming that they're Adam and Eve, Moses and David facing Goliath.
AABF15 Mom and Pop Art
WRITER: Al Jean DIRECTOR: Steven Dean Moore
When Homer learns to vent his anger through home-grown artwork, he attracts the attention of a professional art dealer. Guest voices Isabella Rossellini as Astrid Weller and Jasper Johns.
AABF16 The Old Man and the "C" Student
WRITER: Julie Thacker DIRECTOR: Mark Kirkland
After causing his fellow townspeople to lose the Olympic Games, Bart is forced to slave away his time helping the elderly residents of the local retirement home. Guest starring Jack LaLanne.
AABF17 Monty Can't Buy Me Love
WRITER: John Swartzwelder DIRECTOR: Mark Ervin
Mr. Burns tries his hand at winning the public's admiration by taking part in blue collar radio talk shows and retrieving the legendary Loch Ness Monster. Guest starring Michael McKean as Gerry Rude.
AABF128 They Saved Lisa's Brain
WRITER: Matt Selman DIRECTOR: Pete Michels
Lisa is invited to join the local MENSA society after penning an inspiring letter over Springfield's complete humiliation at the hands of her father. Guest starring Stephen Hawking.
AABF20 30 Minutes Over Tokyo
WRITER: Donick Cary, Dan Greaney DIRECTOR: Jim Reardon
After losing their last million yen, the Simpsons agree to participate in a dangerous Japanese TV game show in exchange for air fare back home. Guest voice George Takei as the Game Show Host.
- Will be released in the US [Region 1] on August 7 2007.
- At the current time only 16 of the 23 episodes apparently have commentary [May 8 2007]
- It will be available in both the Bart head and an alternative "standard" box
- John Swartzwelder will not appear on a commentary this season [again]
- Link to information: http://tvshowsondvd.com/newsitem.cfm?NewsID=7284 [May 8 2007]
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