- Mar 10, 2002
Actually, as revealed in a recent discussion, it is Groening himself dragging his feet, not GracieActually if you're talking about the USA Today see my take on the comment here. Strange he would use the exact same quip literally 18 months or more apart. I see it as being a tounge-in-cheek "non-reason".
As for the article mentioning recording the commentaries for Season 3, perhaps other commentaries were being recorded the author assumed were Season 3 as it was the next to street or perhaps - gasp - the truth was being bent just a little in order to insert a subliminal plug for the upcoming Season 3 DVD set.
I don't think commentaries are the reason for the delay.
Why solicit the set in Europe from November last year if the commentaries hadn't been recorded (and, even ignoring "unreliable" e-tailer listings, which included Amazon.de, it was solicited - by Fox UK - at least 3 times in Previews UK from that date onwards).
Why is there no such problem in recording the commentaries for the Futurama sets (Season 2 has been out in the UK since November last year and Season 3 is out this June).
I'm sure that the delay is for some unforeseen legal reasons - perhaps pertaining to the USA only.