Through this First Season (10 Episodes -2 discs) you will encounter house pets that shit everywhere and destroy furniture (gotta love Lola), oddball house guests that won’t leave, Ozzy’s always hilarious "one brain cell left" demeanor and his many insightful “philosophical" moments (funny shite), along with a horde of mishaps as we follow Oz and his crew on the road. I guess my only complaint about the show is that some of it did came across as “staged” and that kind of tarnished the intended effect at times. On the flipside, name me one reality show that isn’t staged. At least the Osbournes have a vulgar, yet extremely intoxicating, cast to back it up and I for one could watch them go at it for hours, especially if homies and drinks got into the mix (which they tend to do quite often around these parts). Meet The Osbournes and accept them with open arms into your family.
Bonus Footage (various lengths): This feature would be the equivalent of the usual DVD feature of “deleted scenes”. We get a multitude of sequences that didn’t make the cut on the show, most of which are side-splitting, especially whenever Ozzy is involved. His “anti-smoking” speech had me rolling on the floor. Good shite!
Conversations with The Osbournes (~ 40 minutes): This segment can be played in 4 separate segments or all together. Through these various bits we learn of Ozzy’s love for touring, how it is to be an Osbourne, how the show came to be and some inside scoops from the security guard in regards to his “arrest”. If you got 40 minutes to murder, this is a good way to go about it.
Too “Oz” for TV Blooper Reel (~ 6 minutes): This feature is basically a long montage of people tripping, hitting each other and going through other various accidents. Yes, you guessed it…it's funny!
Season Highlights (~ 18 minutes): Here we get a series of highlights from Season 1 from the whole family (even Lola shitting on the floor). We can play them separately or “play all” together. My favorite bit was Kelly’s shining moment, where her classic line was unveiled: “My teeth, my car, my vagina, my business”. If she’s not the marrying kind, I don’t know who is! A groovy extra!
Ozzy’s Ten Commandments (~ 2 minutes): Ozzy graces us with his 10 commandments, most of which have to do with his dad’s money (???). In retrospect, I have to lean towards “popcorn” as my favorite commandment. A harmless extra.
Episode Commentary (full length): All of the episodes have an optional commentary track by Sharon and Jack (where’s The Oz and Kelly?). Although we don’t get much insight from these two as to the "behind the scenes" stuff and dead times are frequent, their comments did provide me with some occasional hearty chuckles.
Ozzy Translator: This option subtitles most of what Ozzy says during each episode in a colorful fashion. I found this option very useful during Ozzy’s more “mumbling” moments...which are many.
We also get a Photo Gallery, a Language Censoring Option (why would anybody use this??), games that include “Name that Dookie”, Edit a Scene and lastly Osbourne Bingo. In the DVD ROM feature department we get: Food Nuisance Arcade Game --Guide to The Osbournes- Website Links. The DVD also comes with a slick Picture Booklet and the Animated Menu that the DVD sports is very creative and fun in the way it uses “scenes” from the show to get us where we want to go.
Is that enough DVD meat for ya? It should be, because the kitchen is closed when it comes to this dish! Yummy!