Norbizness and Pandagon are discussing when exactly "The Simpsons" became one of the worst shows on television.
Everyone has their views, but I think the show jumped the shark with "Lisa the Skeptic." That episode was part of Season 9, and I think we can all agree with Norbizness when he says that it was "the first season where the bad significantly outweighed the good."
It has been seven years since then and the show just continues to get worse. But for some reason, I keep watching. I think that I do so, in part, because I feel morally obligated. But the sad reality is that this craptacular show now exists solely as a vehicle for cleansing viewers' palates before the sublime Arrested Development.
I never thought that I would say this, but "The Simpsons" needs to be cancelled. The sooner, the better.