I’m looking over my Simpsons Season 2 DVD set, and I’m astounded that it does not include a single Tracey Ullman Simpson short as an “extra.” It was also pretty surprising, in retrospect, that only one of those was included in the Season 1 DVD set as well. I’d think that these were naturals for inclusion as extras on Simpsons DVDs, and, as there are almost fifty of them, they’d have to include at least three or four per season set to release them all.
Does anyone know why Fox is so loath to do such a thing? Are the rights to the shorts not owned by Fox, and therefore expensive to include? Is there any indication that Fox intends on possibly releasing a DVD of just the shorts at some later time?
After all, what would make more sense to include in a Simpsons DVD set than those?