The longest-running American sitcom to have ever graced the small screen, The Simpsons has often enjoyed pop cultural phenomenon status during its thirty-one seasons. Contrary to their viewers, the characters of The Simpsons haven't aged a day with Homer and Marge going through several retellings of their marriage and Bart and Lisa never escaping primary school.
One aspect of The Simpsons that has aged, however, is the writing. Once the pinnacle of TV satire, The Simpsons has seen a gradual nosedive in the quality department throughout the new millennium.
For many years, Family Guy was deemed an inferior knock off of this show, with both series mocking the other over it. Sadly, Matt Groening's magnum opus has fallen in quality, often feeling like a particularly bad episode of Seth Macfarlane's cutaway carnival (so pretty much any episode from the past five years).
Its mountain of Emmys would seem bizarre to younger viewers who never saw The Simpsons in its glory days. From abysmal guest star turns to tasteless examinations of real world themes, The Simpsons has enjoyed its fair share of stinkers with some stinking to a higher heaven than others.