Yes the Simpsons one of my favarite shows of all time I love show so much I watch the old episode when ever there on tv here where I live. The old one still make me laugh even afte I have seen the a thousand times.
I have different opinions on that. I actually think that the Simpson's gets a little better as it goes on. They get real life actors voices, like the episode where the family sends Homer to "Rock and Roll Camp." Lol, I don't really know maybe I just like the better quality for the visuals. Never the less, I think Matt Groening did a real number on the Simpson's and it will really be a big part of history. Oh ya it already is, Guiness World Records holds it as the longest running prime-time cartoon show. Now thats a great show.
I know when the simpsons reached its peak in terms of comedy. Seasons five and six were the very best, the episodes in those seasons include the stonecutters, the sexual harrasment episode (I hope you know the one I mean), Marge's fear of flying, 'The Leader' religious cult. Those episodes were the ultimate of anything that has ever been funny. I worship them.