S3 disc 1

The menu for all the discs

"The Complete Third Season" was released on August 26, 2003 in North America, and October 6, 2003 in the United Kingdom and Ireland. The set was also released in Australia on October 22, 2003. It contains all 24 episodes from season three plus additional bonus material.

The packaging theme is based on the couch gag where the couch tips back and the family fall through the back wall. The spine features Homer and Marge on the outer casing, and Maggie and Bart on the inner casing.

This was the first box set to have a "Play All" feature, which enabled the viewer to watch all episodes on one disc sequentially, without having to browse through menus.

The main menu features the Simpsons sitting on their couch, but every other menu has all yellow letters/characters with a completely black background. Each preceding selection for each of those menus are below each other, save for the general selections ("back to main menu", "back to episode menu", "resume episode", etc.), which are in a horizontal line formation at the bottom of each menu.

Disc Features

Disc 1

Disc 2

Disc 3

Disc 4


Bonus features

Easter eggs

  • The following episodes contain a fifth audio track with an alternate single person commentary. It can be accessed by either entering "10" on the remote on the "Special Features" menu of each episode or by switching to audio track five with the DVD player's remote while playing the episode:
  • Audio outtakes that can be accessed from the main menu of disc three by entering "84763" (the price that appears on the cash register during the opening sequence of The Simpsons) and waiting for the menu to reload after each number. If that doesn't work, try hitting the "enter" button after each number. I.E. - 8 "enter" 4 "enter" 7 "enter" 6 "enter" 3 "enter".
  • Thirteen random drawings by the animators can be seen by entering 7, 4, 2 and pressing enter after each number on the remote in the "Special Features" menu of disc four.


  • "Homer Defined": In the original airing of this episode, Mr. Burns has a line in which he uses the word "butt", and Bart has a line using the word "ass". For later airings, these lines were re-recorded, so that Burns uses "ass" and Bart uses "butt". This DVD uses the changed version.
Simpsons DVD Boxsets
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