|Matt Groening is *so* good that his absence on the Simpson's is painfully obvious. Have you been watching this season (and much of last season, too)?
Last week's was "okay," but it was written by Baby Boomer Al Jean (Mingo's childhood friend, actually). Most seem to be written by young upstarts who have few cultural references, knowledge of the characters, or a grasp of comedy writing.
They really should put the show out of its misery.
Thanks for the Futurama link. I used to love it when I watched a couple of years ago. Maybe it's time to check it out again.