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The Complete First Season is the home video release of Season 1 of The Simpsons. It was released on DVD on September 25, 2001 in Region 1, and on September 24, 2001 in Region 2,3 and 4, and contains all thirteen episodes from the first season, remastered in Dolby Digital 5.1. Although the video quality is generally of a high standard, it is from a broadcast tape and not an original film print, as the show was edited on video. The first season DVD quickly became the best-selling television DVD in history, although it was later overtaken by the first season of Chappelle's Show.

The outer packaging is of the family sitting on the couch with Santa's Little Helper and Snowball II sitting upright with them (used a couple of times in Season 1), whereas the inner packaging and the discs feature the family spinning inside a vortex. The spine features Bart and Lisa on the outer casing, and Homer, Marge and Maggie on the inner casing.

Disc Features

Disc 1

Disc 2

Disc 3

Special Features

Easter Eggs

  • Bart T-shirt controversy news report from ABC News (accessed by pressing left to highlight Bart's t-shirt in the second page for the "Extra Features" menu on Disc 3)
  • Still gallery of magazine covers featuring The Simpsons that were printed during the 1989-1990 season (accessed by pressing left to highlight the comic book Bart is holding in the "Art of The Simpsons" menu on Disc 3)


Episode Cuts

  • "Bart the General": The opening shot of the Simpson house is missing some of the opening credits. (The original credits remain intact on the Amazon Video and iTunes releases of this episode)
  • "The Telltale Head": The most notable edit comes from this episode, which removed a part of Bart's speech to the mob about "taking the town's heritage for granted". (See the references of this episode for more information)


  • The Region 2 box art has The Simpsons trademarked logo written in yellow rather than red in Region 1. The spine also features the whole bodies of Bart and Lisa rather than just their heads.
  • The episodes "There's No Disgrace Like Home" and "Krusty Gets Busted" feature the original 20th Century Fox Television logo when the episodes originally aired, while the others have the 1989 20th Television logo.
  • In Region 2, "Moaning Lisa" is on Discs 2 and 3. The reason why this occurs is unknown.


The Simpsons - Season 1 DVD Trailer (2001)

The Simpsons - Season 1 DVD Trailer (2001)

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 Nineteenth Season | The Complete Twentieth Season | The Complete Seasons 1-20
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