Top Ten Reasons Why Classic Episodes of The Simpsons Are the Best

I think this is something that we can all agree on.

The Top Ten

1 Better Humour

Simple, but very true. The humor in classic Simpsons episodes were so well timed and clever. Its hard to explain. But in the newer ones, the jokes are either too obvious and just fail. There's times in newer episodes something happens that makes me feel like I should be laughing, but I'm not.

I totally agree, I think the older simpsons episodes are better because of all the things on this list. - Ajkloth

Back then, the writers were crammed with hilarious material. Those days are well and truly over. - PositronWildhawk

The newer episodes have awful humor in my opinion - OneWayStreet

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2 Better Plots

Much better plots. Nowadays, they can be so stale. - PositronWildhawk

3 They had Phil Hartman

If it weren't for his tragic death, the show may not have fallen apart as it did. - PositronWildhawk

4 Better Connection With Characters

We're all used to them now, and it's getting old. - PositronWildhawk

5 More Original Ideas

You are bored of the show so shut up and delete this list.

Seriously. Stop repeating ideas. - PositronWildhawk

Some Simpsons episodes repeat some ideas like Lisa getting a A- or F - Sparkjolt

Now a days most of the New Simpsons Episodes are a ripoff of movies or other T.V. shows. - egnomac

6 Halloween Specials

These used to be hilarious. But I have a theory in which they became a priority to the writers, which got them to lose concentration on the main plot. And now they're crap, like the show is now. - PositronWildhawk

7 Less Attention On Guest Stars

Some guest stars are just there for five seconds of attention in the modern Simpsons. Beforehand, it payed off for the show. - PositronWildhawk

8 Itchy and Scratchy Were Funnier

Some of the new ones are funny, but it just isn't the same slapstick interlude that it was. - PositronWildhawk

9 Parodies Were Funnier

They were really good in the beginning. Now, they're just clich├ęs; desperate attempts to keep it going. - PositronWildhawk

10 Prank Calling Moe

Why has this disappeared? It's what made Moe funny! Now, he bores one to death because the writers centred him. - PositronWildhawk

He was once a funny, angry guy. Now he is just depressed. - gemcloben

Yes I also miss that - BigBrotherSucks

Hugh Jass? - Gangem

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The Newcomers

? Nostalgia
? Better Animation

The Contenders

11 Less Singing

There was singing, but there was less of it, and it was much less annoying. - PositronWildhawk

12 More Charming Animation

Season 1-7: Bad animation
Season 8-14: OK and bad animation
Season 15-20: OK animation
Season 21-29: Good animation.

13 Lisa Wasn't Annoying Back Then

Her episodes use to have heart in now there boring or Lisa is just complaining!

You could believe she was an 8 years old girl in the classic episodes, a smart, sweat and innocent one, now she's just a bland cartoon

14 Homer Was More Likable

In the new episodes Homer does things that seem to only benefit himself without regarding anyone else. In the classic era he was a bumbling idiot, but he was still a loveable character. Nowadays some of the things he do make him just plain unlike able

15 Homer Wasn't a Jackass V 1 Comment
16 Homer Says D'oh! More
17 New Episodes Are All About People Dating Other People
18 Better Satire
19 Less Confusing
20 More Tearful Moments V 1 Comment
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