The First Season
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Reviewed by Jason Zingale
veryone's favorite family is back, but this time for good, on DVD. Fresh off their Emmy award-winning first season, and midway through their current second season, MTV has released the family's first season antics onto a two-disc special edition box set for all to enjoy over and over again.
The first disc of the set features all 10 episodes from the debut season of "The Osbournes" in their entirety. Along with the episodes, which are transferred over beautifully, the first disc also contains a bingo game and some additional activities found by using your PC's DVD-Rom.
After watching and then re-watching each episode, though, the second disc of the set is what you're really going to want. Packed with more than five hours of extras, the second disc will ignite more laughter than the episodes themselves. These features include bonus footage from deleted scenes, including a hilarious story by Ozzy about his run in with a chimp at the city zoo, as well as conversations with the members of the family about how the first season began, the real story behind Mike the Security Guard, and more.
After watching all of this, you'll then look at the Special Features menu and notice that you're only halfway done. Next is a "Too Oz for TV" blooper reel that boasts a few minutes of some pretty funny stuff that was also cut from the original MTV episodes along with season highlights of each family members' best on-camera moments. Rounding out the second disc are two games for your enjoyment: "Name That Dookie," where you have to match the dog's face to it's corresponding crap pile, and "Edit a Scene," where you're given 10 clips to edit in whatever order you'd like. Of course, the dog crap game is the highlight of this duo.
Overall, if you are a fan of "The Osbournes," you are definitely going to want to go out and buy this DVD as soon as possible. If you're not so crazy about this wacky family, then you should still rent this at least once for a great night of laughter. With the inclusion of commentary over each episode by Sharon and Jack Osbourne, and an Ozzy translator that offers subtitles of what he's actually saying at the bottom of the screen, this DVD is one that can't be missed.