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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. This is the first season of the show that does not use a picture of the family on television on the front cover.

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. There are also mugshot animations for each episode, and a couple with Mr. Burns in the scene selection menu:

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.
Season6Disc1Animation4Part1
Season6Disc1Animation4Part2
Jessica pushes Homer, who bumps Sideshow Bob, and so on to the far left of the line, knocking Bart off of his wheelchair.
Season6Disc1Animation5Part1
Season6Disc1Animation5Part2
Like the previous animation, Bart retaliates by doing the same as Jessica (pushing Lisa into Marge, etc.)
Season6Disc1Animation6
Lisa sniffs her finger with her nose.
Season6Disc1Animation7Part1
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
Season6Disc2Animation1Part1
Season6Disc2Animation1Part2
Season6Disc2Animation1Part3
Season6Disc2Animation1Part4
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.
Season6Disc2Animation2Part1
Season6Disc2Animation2Part2
Season6Disc2Animation2Part3
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.
Season6Disc2Animation3
Marge looks at the camera with a nervous expression.
Season6Disc2Animation4
Number One puts his hand on his chest.
Season6Disc2Animation5
Homer sighs.
Season6Disc2Animation6Part1
Season6Disc2Animation6Part2
Season6Disc2Animation6Part3
Number One grabs a paddle and paddles Homer's butt.
Season6Disc2Animation7Part1
Season6Disc2Animation7Part2
Season6Disc2Animation7Part3
A comet flies by above everyone's head, and Bart grabs his camera and takes a photo of it.

Disc 3 Main Menu Animations

Characters: Krusty (Homie the Clown), Bart with a large boot (Bart vs. Australia), Homer (Homer vs. Patty and Selma), Barney (A Star is Burns), Future Lisa (is 23 years old and wearing her wedding outfit; Lisa's Wedding), Santa's Little Helper (Two Dozen and One Greyhounds), and Skinner (The PTA Disbands).

Image Description
Season6Disc3Animation1Part1
Season6Disc3Animation1Part2
Season6Disc3Animation1Part3
Krusty lights up his cigarette, but accidentally catches his nose on fire as he panics. Eventually, he sprays his nose with water, thus making the fire burn out.
Season6Disc3Animation2
Santa's Little Helper scratches himself.
Season6Disc3Animation3
Homer looks side to side while nervously whimpers.
Season6Disc3Animation4Part1
Season6Disc3Animation4Part2
Santa's Little Helper sniffs Skinner, and Skinner sniffs SLH back.
Season6Disc3Animation5Part1
Season6Disc3Animation5Part2
Season6Disc3Animation5Part3
Bart blows a raspberry at Future Lisa, who glares back at him. Santa's Little Helper grabs a flower from the bouquet, throws it up and swallows it whole.
Season6Disc3Animation6Part1
Season6Disc3Animation6Part2
Season6Disc3Animation6Part3
Future Lisa throws her bouquet behind her, and Santa's Little Helper catches it. Future Lisa grabs the bouquet out of SLH's mouth afterwards.
Season6Disc3Animation7Part1
Season6Disc3Animation7Part2
Season6Disc3Animation7Part3
Season6Disc3Animation7Part4
Season6Disc3Animation7Part5
Bart makes one of his funny faces at Homer, who gets angry and strangles Bart. Homer then notices the others watching, so he lets go of Bart.

Disc 4 Main Menu Animations

Characters: Bleeding Gums Murphy ('Round Springfield), Moe (The Springfield Connection), Bart (Lemon of Troy), and Smithers (Who Shot Mr. Burns? (Part One)).

Image Description
Season6Disc4Animation1Part1
Season6Disc4Animation1Part2
Season6Disc4Animation1Part3
Season6Disc4Animation1Part4
Season6Disc4Animation1Part5
While the J.F.K. Homage-style version of the theme song plays, everyone points at each other.
Season6Disc4Animation2Part1
Season6Disc4Animation2Part2
Bleeding Gums Murphy plays his sax, much to Moe's annoyance as he covers his ears.
Season6Disc4Animation3Part1
Season6Disc4Animation3Part2
Season6Disc4Animation3Part3
Season6Disc4Animation3Part4
Bart grabs his skateboard and skates to the left of the screen. Less than a second later, he reappears from the right.
A gust of wind blows up Moe's apron, ala Marilyn Monroe.

Disc 1 Mugshots/Episode Menu Animations

Images Description
BartOfDarknessMugshot1
BartOfDarknessMugshot2
While in his wheelchair, he gets his telescope out and looks into the camera with it while saying, "Hmm..."
LisasRivalMugshot1
LisasRivalMugshot2
Allison Taylor runs into the shot and pushes Lisa aside.
AnotherSimpsClipShowMugshot1
AnotherSimpsClipShowMugshot2
Due to the flash of her first mugshot, Marge has an experience of temporary flash blindness, as she tries to balance herself, but falls over. The second shot shows her hair.
ItchyAndScratchyLandMugshot1
ItchyAndScratchyLandMugshot2
Professor Frink cleans the camera lens and smiles goofily while saying, "Mhoyvin!"
SidshwBobRobertsMugshot1
SidshwBobRobertsMugshot2
SidshwBobRobertsMugshot3
Sideshow Bob glares evilly and shows what it looks like a flick-knife, but it turns out to be a flick-comb instead, so Bob combs one of his hairs with it, puts it away, and gives a peace sign while grinning.
THOHVMugshot1
THOHVMugshot2
THOHVMugshot3
The insane Homer notices the flash that was taken for his first mugshot, so he gets his axe ready and axes the camera, making the lens break. Also, the police lineup chart behind him is torn, with "666" written in red next to "6 ft", which is crossed off. Wind howls in the background as well.
BartsGirlfriendMugshot1
BartsGirlfriendMugshot2
Jessica looks side to side, and makes a face with her hands above her ears and her tongue sticking out. However, when the second mugshot is taken, Jessica is now praying, with an angel holo above her.

Disc 2 Mugshots/Episode Menu Animations

Images Description
LisaOnIceMugshot1
LisaOnIceMugshot2
Lisa lifts up the cage shield of her hockey helmet, and reveals her teeth, with two of them missing.
HomerBadmanMugshot1
HomerBadmanMugshot2
Homer sticks out his tongue, which reveals that he has the Gummi Venus De Milo on it.
InadequacyMugshot1
InadequacyMugshot2
Grampa is sleeping. Chief Wiggum (offscreen) turns Grampa's head to face the camera, but slouches over to the side a bit, as Grampa is still sleeping.
FearOfFlyingMugshot1
FearOfFlyingMugshot2
After the first mugshot, Marge notices a smudge on the camera lens, so she gets her cleaning spray and sprays the lens. She then gets her cleaning cloth and wipes the lens clean, removing the smudge in the process.
HomerGreatMugshot1
HomerGreatMugshot2
After the first mugshot, Chief Wiggum (offscreen) taunts Number One by saying, "Nya-nyaah!". Annoyed, Number One says, "Silence!" while putting his hand up to the camera.
MaggieThreeMugshot1
MaggieThreeMugshot2
Maggie takes her pacifier out of her mouth and goofily giggles while smiling (showing her gums with no teeth).
BartsCometMugshot1
BartsCometMugshot2
Bart grabs his camera (which is hanging around his neck), aims for the camera, and takes a picture.

Disc 3 Mugshots/Episode Menu Animations

Images Description
HomieClownMugshot1
HomieClownMugshot2
HomieClownMugshot3
HomieClownMugshot4
Krusty does his usual "Hey hey!" and laughs at the camera, but a pie gets thrown in his face.
BartAusMugshot1
BartAusMugshot2
Bart kicks the large boot off of his foot, but doesn't see it come back down. He then shrugs, but just when the second mugshot is about to be taken, the boot hits him in the head while shouting, "D'oh!"
HomerPattySelmaMugshot1
HomerPattySelmaMugshot2
HomerPattySelmaMugshot3
Homer's I.O.U. note is dangled in front of the screen, which Homer notices. Anxious, he tries to grab it as it is pulled away from him.
StarBurnsMugshot1
StarBurnsMugshot2
Barney does his signature belch.
LisaWedMugshot1
LisaWedMugshot2
Confetti is thrown all over Future Lisa, and she tries to shield herself from it.
TwoDozenMugshot1
TwoDozenMugshot2
Santa's Little Helper notices the camera, stands up while wagging his tail, and licks the lens.
PTAMugshot1
PTAMugshot2
Skinner tries to look good for his second mugshot; he puffs his hair a little, straightens his tie and makes a smile. However, the second mugshot reveals that he is frowning, his right eye is closed and his left eye is halfway open.

Disc 4 Mugshots/Episode Menu Animations

Images Description
RoundMugshot1
RoundMugshot2
Bleeding Gums Murphy takes off his glasses, which reveals another pair underneath. He then chuckles.
ConnectionMugshot1
ConnectionMugshot2
ConnectionMugshot3
Moe smiles at the camera (with one tooth missing). The smile is so bad that it cracks the camera lens.
LemonTroyMugshot1
LemonTroyMugshot2
Bart puts on his lucky red cap and a pair of sunglasses.
ShotBurnsOneMugshot1
ShotBurnsOneMugshot2
ShotBurnsOneMugshot3
ShotBurnsOneMugshot4
ShotBurnsOneMugshot5
ShotBurnsOneMugshot6
While the J.F.K. Homage-style version of the theme song plays, Homer, Willie, Moe, Skinner and Tito Puente appear behind Smithers.

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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