They're making a "Simpsons" movie, about five or so years too late. What was once appointment TV has become an afterthought. Thank God for the nightly re-runs.
There's no debating that "The Simpsons" was, for many years, the best show (ever) on TV. But the drop-off in quality has been noticeable; it's devolved into a slightly better version of the overrated "Family Guy," full of sight gags and slapstick. And lately it's become almost patronizingly P.C. (re: the "Lisa Becomes a Buddhist" episode featuring Richard Gere). In fact, Lisa, once a great character, has become annoyingly shrill.
These days "South Park" is the only real anti-establishment voice in animation. Maybe a "Simpsons" movie will help the show rediscover its footing, but I smell a cash cow.
---"Last night's 'Itchy and Scratchy Show' was, without a doubt, the worst episode ever. Rest assured, I was on the internet within minutes, registering my disgust throughout the world."
(Comic Book Guy)