no1cowboysfan wrote:If you have been a Simpsons fan for a while now (i.e. you were born in the eighties or earlier), you have of course seen the decline in the show for several seasons now. I saw tonights show, and became depressed (well, somewhat... i had a fair amount of liquor in me) at how the show had deterierated. Don;t get me wrong... the show tonight had some moments... and was actually fairly funny... but it wasn't the show I had fallen in love with so many years before. Its too random, well, more than it was, and it doesn't have the Simpsons feel it did before.
In saying this, I think the Simpsons need to step down. Like pro athletes... the Simpsons need to retire now, and quit deterierating the good name it carried before. Remember the good times it had. But stop the downward spiral it's been on for years now.
You are dead on here. The Simpsons is one of my favorite shows of all-time (if not my favorite). But it started to go around 2001 or so. They were in their prime from about 1992-2000 (anyone remeber the Frank Grimes episode? Thats a classic). I would like to see this show fade away as well, so I could look back and watch the older episodes. I guess they ran out of ideas, but the premises started to become ridiculous and they would use recycled jokes that didnt have the same effect they once had. I would hate to see it go, but it is necessary.