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As a big fan of

posted by Jason Kottke   Feb 12, 2001

As a big fan of The Simpsons for quite a long while, it pains me to say that I agree with the assessment of Seth Stevenson that The Simpsons must go:

“Jokes often fall flat. Timing isn’t as razor sharp. Punch lines are overexplained, and the show’s light touch is gone. Where before there were hilarious grace notes ? clever tidbits caught in passing ? now everything’s a ba-dump-bump: setup followed by laugh line.”

The Simpsons used to have the best writing on television, but lately it seems like you can find better dialogue on the Steve Harvey Show. In the words of the bee guy: “no es bueno.”