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The Simpsons: The Complete Ninth Season (1997)


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Commentary 1: "The City of New York vs. Homer Simpson" - Showrunners Bill Oakley and Josh Weinstein and Animation Director Jim Reardon Rating:6.0/10 (1 vote) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by Hungry Baz on May 28th, 2016:Find all reviews by Hungry Baz
There is a second commentary by Writer Ian Maxtone-Graham and Actor Dan Castellaneta. Ian talks about growing up in Manhattan and Dan explains that the scene where Barney has to be sober inspired him and his wife to write "Day of Wine and D'ohses." He also says that Homer's plot involving getting his car back is similar to what happened to a friend of his.

There also explain that this episode didn't air on TV for 2 years after 9/11. And watching the twin towers scenes makes them cringe.

In the Broadway musical, the main character looks like Robert Downey Jr. They also explain that he is now sober the time of recording.
Commentary 2: "The Principal and the Pauper" - Bill Oakley, Josh Weinstein, episode writer Ken Keeler and staff writer Steven Dean Moore Rating: no votes yetLogin to vote or review
Commentary 3: "Lisa's Sax" - Showrunners Al Jean and Mike Reiss and Animation Director Dominic Polcino Rating: no votes yetLogin to vote or review
Commentary 4: "Treehouse of Horror VIII" - series creator Matt Groening, showrunner Mike Scully, episode writers David X Cohen and George Meyer, staff writer Matt Selma and animation director Mark Kirkland Rating: no votes yetLogin to vote or review
Commentary 5: "The Cartridge Family" - Matt Groening, Mike Scully, staff writers Ian Maxtone-Graham, Ron Hauge, George Meyer and Donick Cary, actress Yeardley Smith, animation director Pete Michaels and phone interview with episode writer John Swartzwelder Rating: no votes yetLogin to vote or review
Commentary 6: "Bart Star" - Mike Scully, George Meyer, Donick Cary, actor Dan Castellaneta, actress Nancy Cartwright and Dominic Polcino Rating: no votes yetLogin to vote or review
Commentary 7: "The Two Mrs Nahasapeemapetilons" - Mike Scully, episode writer Richard Appel and Steven Dean Moore Rating: no votes yetLogin to vote or review
Commentary 8: "Lisa the Skeptic" - Rating: no votes yetLogin to vote or review
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Reviewed by Hungry Baz on June 11th, 2016:Find all reviews by Hungry Baz
Creator Matt Groening, Producer David Mirkin, Writer Steve O'Donnell, Actors Hank Azaria and Yeardley Smith, and Storyboard Artist Steven Dean Moore.

I actually hate this episode, mainly due to the fact that it is a clip show which features scenes that we have seen already. They actually have more screentime than the actual scenes for this episode.

Plus having the characters sing throughout the whole thing was just embarrassing.

The folks here explain that they hate doing clip shows and only do them because the network force them to do it.

Hank and Yeardley talk about a show called "Herman's Head" that they hated doing.

Hank explains that he can only sing in character, but not as himself.
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"The Last Temptation of the Krust."

Creator Matt Groening, Executive Producers Mike Scully and George Meyer, Producer Ron Hauge, Writer Donick Cary, Actors Yeadley Smith and Jay Leno and Director Mike B. Anderson.

Jay talks about his comic influences throughout most of the episode, the rest of the gang don't say much.

One of the producers had to apologize for Krusty's racist joke in Entertainment Weekly by saying "We so solly." The journalist talked him out of it.

They also explain that the Canyonero song makes them laugh.
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"Natural Born Kissers"

Creator Matt Groening, Executive Producers Mike Scully and George Meyer, Writer Matt Selman, Actor Dan Castellaneta, and Director Mark Kirkland.

They talk about how the censors were worried about the sexual content and nudity. How this the first episode to show Marge's ass and to actually get an MA15+ in Australia.

They also talk about the real alternate ending to Casablanca.