Skip to comments.At What Point for you did The Simpsons Become Unwatchable?
Posted on 09/26/2011 8:12:50 AM PDT by no gnu taxes
I used to love this show. As a young adult in 1990, when I first heard about the show, I scoffed at it, figuring it was some lame effort at crude humor aimed at the lowest elements. But when I watched it, I saw it had a brilliant take on society, and every show had a positive message overall.
Sure they had political spoofs. But I thought they were fair and even handed.
Then around 2000, the show went downhill rapidly. The writing became crap, and the show slowly started turning MSNBC. The end of of my watching this show became around 2003 or 2004 when they had something like 3 straight episodes trashing the Iraq War with an obvious anti-Bush bias.
I guess if you were an Olbermann fan, you'd have liked it still, but now the show makes me want to vomit. I don't think I've seen an episode in 6 years, and from what I see on other forums, I'm probably right.
I tend to think other Freepers feel the same way.
After the first time I ever saw the opening credits.
I woke up about 15 years ago and stopped watching any entertainment based upon shock value and/or making the dysfunctionality of the American family the topic of their jokes. From shows like the Family Guy to the Simpsons to the Howard Stern show they all lower the moral fabric of America and promote the liberal left-wing culture of hate and anti-family , anti-Life.
The Simpsons are still on?
When they first put Robert Underdunk Terwilliger in the slammer.
That was the end for me, I had already been disappointed by other episodes—and that was the final straw.
I tried watching The Simpsons once in 1999. Bart’s foul, smart-aleck mouth made the show unwatchable for me. I turned the channel after 10 minutes and haven’t watched it since.
Are you this guy?
Used to be a Simpsons fanatic, but the show became unwatchable after Conan O’Brian left as story editor.The “Mr. Plow” episode will always be my fave!
Back in the early 90s it was my favorite show. I can remember being in the North Carolina Mountains and the TV would not pick up the show so I took a tiny portable and walked around until I found a spot where it would come in fairly clear.
Right from the start I knew it was basically typical liberal nonsense but it was different in one way. They would sometimes make fun of liberals too.
There wasn’t a point where I just stopped watching it. It just got to where it wasn’t as good as it had been. Every now and then I would still watch an episode and even every now and then they would be good.
Finally tho it got to where it just was too liberal and not that good either.
I stopped watching cartoons when I grew out of childhood (except for a few with the grandkids).
"Mr Plow is a loser and I think he is a boozer...."
Didn’t even get through the first episode. First thing that turned me off was the crappy artists. Second was the moronic voice of the dad. Third was the humor... or should I say... lack of humor.
Yeah, the Family Guy premiere last night was HORRIBLE.
don’t live under a rock either but never watched 1 minute total
I'd say that's about right. It was amusing until about the mid-90s for me. Then it went downhill. Its time for it to go.
Obviously you don’t get it. Warner Brothers cartoons were never intended for children as were most cartoons created during the 20s and 40s and to some extent the 50s.
The Flintstones were intended for adults and came on during primetime. The same holds true for Animaniacs, the Simpsons, Family Guy, South Park and a host of others.
Funniest show on television back when Phil Hartman was still alive and doing the voices of Lionel Hutz and Troy McClure. The show never recovered from his death in 98'
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