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"The Complete Sixth Season" was released on August 16, 2005 in North America, September 28, 2005 in Australia and October 17, 2005 in the UK and Ireland. It contains all 25 episodes from season six. The recurring style of the booklet that came with each box set was discontinued, instead being incorporated into the theme of the box. The spine features Mr Burns and Chief Wiggum, for the first time being on both the outer and inner casings, as was to continue through to season ten. The Sixth Season's overall theme is "Who Shot Mr. Burns?", the first ever Simpsons cliffhanger, while the booklet theme is that of a police investigation file. The menus continue the format from The Complete Fifth Season. The 'window' in the outer box that shows the inner casing was carried on from the couch gag sets to the regular-shaped box sets for the sixth through tenth seasons. For the Sixth Season the window is Homer's eye through the magnifying glass, which shows through to a picture of Homer's face.

Episodes

Disc 1

Disc 2

Disc 3

Disc 4

Menus

Menu Animations

The menus for the Complete Sixth Season DVD are very similar to the menus from The Complete Fifth Season, but the menus for this season are based on "Who Shot Mr. Burns". On the main menu, each episode is represented by the main character for the episode, and are lining up against a police lineup chart. On each disc, there are several unique menu animations, as described below:

Disc 1 Main Menu Animations

Characters: Bart in a wheelchair (Bart of Darkness), Lisa (Lisa's Rival), Marge (Another Simpsons Clip Show), Professor Frink (Itchy & Scratchy Land), Sideshow Bob (Sideshow Bob Roberts), Homer with an axe (Treehouse of Horror V), and Jessica Lovejoy (Bart's Girlfriend).

Image Description
Season6Disc1MenuAnimation1
Homer goes insane and swings his axe towards Sideshow Bob, who cuts off part of his hair in the process. Bob then fixes it.
Season6Disc1MenuAnimation2
Bart spins around in his wheelchair while the others, who are shocked, look on.
Season6Disc1MenuAnimation3
A Scratchy robot (from Itchy & Scratchy Land) walks over and scares away Marge, Bart and Lisa. Frink then scares the Scratchy robot away by summoning an Itchy robot, and Marge, Bart and Lisa go back to their places.
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Season6Disc1Animation4Part2
Jessica pushes Homer, who bumps Sideshow Bob, and so on to the far left of the line, knocking Bart off of his wheelchair.
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Season6Disc1Animation5Part2
Like the previous animation, Bart retaliates by doing the same as Jessica (pushing Lisa into Marge, etc.)
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Lisa sniffs her finger with her nose.
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Season6Disc1Animation7Part2
Season6Disc1Animation7Part3
Bart pulls out his telescope and hits Lisa with it. In revenge, Lisa hits him back with it.

Disc 2 Main Menu Animations

Characters: Lisa in hockey gear (Lisa on Ice), Homer (Homer Badman), Grampa (Grampa vs. Sexual Inadequacy), Marge (Fear of Flying), Number One (Homer the Great), Maggie (And Maggie Makes Three), and Bart (Bart's Comet).

Image Description
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Season6Disc2Animation1Part2
Season6Disc2Animation1Part3
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Season6Disc2Animation1Part5
Grampa falls asleep and abruptly awakens, startled. He turns around, revealing the Gummy Venus De Milo stuck towards the bottom of his coat. Homer takes it and eats it, thus receiving an impromptu slap from Grampa afterwards.
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Season6Disc2Animation2Part2
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A toy plane flies past and goes through Marge's hair, making a big hole in it. Marge then fixes her hair after the plane leaves.

Bonus Features

All Discs

  • Audio commentaries for all 25 episodes

Disc 1

  • A word from Matt Groening
  • Animatic for Treehouse of Horror V's The Shinning (with optional illustrated commentary)
  • Deleted scenes for the following:
    • Bart of Darkness
    • Itchy & Scratchy Land
    • Sideshow Bob Roberts
    • Treehouse of Horror V

Disc 2

  • Deleted scenes for the following:
    • Homer Badman
    • Grampa vs. Sexual Inadequacy
    • Fear of Flying
    • Homer the Great
    • And Maggie Makes Three
    • Bart's Comet

Disc 3

  • Animation showcase for Lisa's Wedding
  • Deleted scenes for the following:
    • Homie the Clown
    • Bart vs. Australia
    • Homer vs. Patty and Selma
    • A Star is Burns
    • Lisa's Wedding
    • Two Dozen and One Greyhounds
    • The PTA Disbands

Disc 4

  • Springfield's Most Wanted featurette
  • The Simpsons Promotional Plane featurette
  • Commercials
    • Church's Chicken - Picnic
    • Church's Chicken - Piggy Bank
    • 1-800-COLLECT
  • Option to play all deleted scenes (plus optional commentary)
  • Special language feature for Who Shot Mr. Burns? (Part One) in four languages: French, Spanish, Czech, and Russian
  • Introduction to Who Shot Mr. Burns? (Part One) by James L. Brooks
  • Animation showcase, original sketches and suspect profiles for Who Shot Mr. Burns? (Part One)
  • Deleted scenes for the following:
    • 'Round Springfield
    • The Springfield Connection
    • Who Shot Mr. Burns? (Part One)

Easter Eggs

  • On all episode menus, you can highlight the production code after you watched at least one second of the episode. Usually, it will just continue, but on "Treehouse of Horror V", you will see an eye peek through the words that say "Season Six Disc One". Also, on "Who Shot Mr. Burns? (Part One)", several bullet holes will appear through the menu.
  • A hidden sketch of the Simpsons' house made out of squirrels (a deleted scene from the "Time and Punishment" segment of "Treehouse of Horror V") can be accessed by highlighting the 'Play All Deleted Scenes With Commentary' option from the Extras menu of Disc 4, pressing Right, and selecting the pencil icon.
  • If you watch the episode "Fear of Flying" with the audio commentary, after the episode is finished, there is a short tribute to guest star Anne Bancroft, who died shortly after the commentaries were recorded. This tribute is by David Mirkin.

Box Controversy

The new design model for Season 6 has sparked controversy among Simpsons DVD collectors. Most do not have a problem with the box itself, the problem stems from the fact that a sense of uniformity in the DVD collection is now lost. However, there have also been complaints that the plastic is weak and tends to wear down quickly.

A flyer included in the set directs purchasers to a website which allows those disaffected with the "Homer's Head" design to receive (for $2.95 US or $4.95 CA shipping) a box for the season which will be uniform. The website (and flyer inside the DVD set) is vaguely and humorously insulting to consumers who are "afraid of change" and are "anal-retentive nerds who want their DVD boxes to line up on the shelf."

It was announced on August 25 2005 that the UK release on October 17 2005 would have two covers - the Homer head would be limited edition and only 50,000 would be released. The alternate cover art was speculated to also be the USA alternative cover art. Copies of the alternative box began arriving to the USA in late September 2005, and it was indeed the black 'Homer magnifying glass' box. However, there have still been complaints - the fact that it doesn't have a couch gag, that the 'Homer head' innards must be placed inside, thus it is different from past sets, the fact that the box falls apart easily and that, overall, it is not an "old-style just-like-before box" as the flyer quoted. Recent copies of the Season 6 box set are issued using the regular box configuration, though with better build quality and normal box innards that match those of other seasons. However the old-showing box was re-released on June 26th, 2007.

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The Complete First Season | The Complete Second Season | The Complete Third Season | The Complete Fourth Season | The Complete Fifth Season | The Complete Sixth Season | The Complete Seventh Season | The Complete Eighth Season | The Complete Ninth Season | The Complete Tenth Season | The Complete Eleventh Season  | The Complete Twelfth Season  | The Complete Thirteenth Season | The Complete Fourteenth Season  | The Complete Fifteenth Season  | The Complete Sixteenth Season  | The Complete Seventeenth Season  | The Complete Eighteenth Season  | The Complete Twentieth Season