How come the writers of the Simpsons aren't coming out with episodes like they use to? ?

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  • 1 month ago

    1. Some of the best writers changed jobs or died. Matt Groening for example, focused on The Simpsons Movie, Futurama and Disenchantment, not The Simpsons.

    2. The show has been running for a very long time and they've run out of funny and interesting plots\stories. Many people think the show jumped the shark around season 9 through 13. If that's so, then that's 10 long seasons of golden episodes, longer than most series.

    3. They've moved from being counter pop culture, to a part of pop culture. In other words, the celebrity specials which worked so well in the early episodes don't do anymore, because the novelty has worn off. Compare the Michael Jackson episode with the Lady Gaga episode.

    Source(s): Simpsons fan.
  • Kathy
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    1 month ago

    They are running out of good ideas.

  • 1 month ago

    They’re different writers that’s why. Fans call the current Simpsons series “zombie simpsons” because everyone who made the show great in the 90s is gone now and Fox is just propping up its corpse by hiring new writers every year to keep it going and giving the voice actors 300k an episode to stay. The actors considered leaving in the past, but they were given a raise and decided they wanted the money. They later lost part of their raise and decided to keep going anyway, because again they just want to stay rich. Most show creators leave their shows after 5 years or less, and there’s a reason for it: it gets harder and harder to make the same show every year, you just run out of things to say. 

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