Just pre-ordered it from Amazon.com for $35 bucks! It'll be $50 bucks in stores. This season is much better than the first, but still a little ways off from the pure hilarity that are seasons 3 thru (app.)8.
Some of the extras...
Edition Details: • Region 1 encoding (US and Canada only) • Animated, Color, Closed-captioned, Box set, Dolby • Commentary by on all episodes • Interviews with James L. Brooks and Matt Groening • Bart on the American Music Awards (with commentary) • "Do The Bartman" video (with optional commentary) • "Deep, Deep Trouble" video (with optional commentary) • "Do The Bartman (Director's Cut)" - video • David Silverman on the creation of an episode • Licensing and merchandising review • Emmy Awards presentation • 3 Butterfinger commercials • Still Photos (Easter eggs) • Early drawings • Full-screen format • Number of discs: 4
And the episodes...
1. Bart Gets An F
2. Simpson And Delilah
3. Treehouse Of Horror I
4. Two Cars In Every Garage And Three Eyes On Every Fish
5. Dancin' Homer
6. Dead Putting Society
7. Bart Vs. Thanksgiving
8. Bart The Daredevil
9. Itchy & Scratchy & Marge
10. Bart Gets Hit By A Car
11. One Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Blue Fish
12. The Way We Was
13. Homer Vs. Lisa And The 8th Commandment
14. Principal Charming
15. Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?
16. Bart's Dog Gets An F
17. Old Money
18. Brush With Greatness
19. Lisa's Substitute
20. The War Of The Simpsons
21. Three Men And A Comic Book
22. Blood Feud
Comic Book Guy: "Last night's 'Itchy & Scratchy' was, without a doubt, the worst episode ever. Rest assured that I was on the Internet within minutes, registering my disgust throughout the world."
It's somewhere in the later third of this season (I'd say somewhere around the time that the ambulance crashed and dropped Homer back into Springfield Gorge), that the Simpsons became the truly brilliant series that it was during it's glory days. (And, to be fair, that it still shows the occasional signs of...)
Counting the moments, myself...
"The only difference between lilies and turds are those humankind have agreed upon, and I don't always agree." ---George Carlin
"Those who dance are considered insane by those who can't hear the music." ---Anon.
If your friends still smoke, it's going to be pretty tough. Their lifestyles aren't going to be much of an example. The intervention is the way to go, but if you want him to quit, your whole group is going to have to quit.