I agree, the mid 90?s were the Simpsons peak. Now it?s hit or miss., mostly hit IMO. There was also a low point when the Simpsons were just ?Homer trying a wacky scheme with guest star?. But even the worst Simpsons episodes are light years ahead of a lot of the other garbage on TV. I really like episodes that focus on the other characters like Flanders or Apu. These episodes show how much depth these characters can have. It amazes me though how much clout this show has. Frickin? Prime Minister Tony Blair was on it. And Professor Stephen Hawking, twice!