Proving Simpsons Quality Slide

I came across a neat web-based graph package by Kevin Wu called Graph TV.  It takes IMDb rating of all episodes of a show and displays plot them over the seasons.  The first show I checked out was The Simpsons, as it was one of my all time favorite shows of the 90s.

Simpsons chart

I thought the quality slid greatly after the 7th season, turns out many other people thought less of it too, coming to the realization a few season later. 

It’s interesting to see that after season 10, there are few breakout shows. My take is that today’s Simpson serves conservative comedy compared to its edgy nature in the late 80s/early 90s.  Not even Bill Cosby or George Bush would complain about Bart and co. today…pity.