The fact that The Simpsons have reached 700 episodes aired this week has made its producers and relevant people come out to speak in numerous interviews. People like Al Jean and Matt Selman have recently talked about the current and future situation of the animated series that has been in the air for almost 32 years. And of course, Matt Groening He could not miss the appointment to contribute his grain of sand to this historical milestone of the yellow family of Evergreen Terrace 742.
In an interview with USA Today, Groening has defended the current episodes and seasons of The Simpson in front of those who criticize the series claiming that it is no longer good and that it lost its spark many years ago.
Matt Groening explains that there are a lot of families “with a dumb dad” right now, but that they are currently doing some crazy smart things on the show and he’s very proud of the team’s work involved in the last few seasons. He also says that he does not mind that the series reaps worse audience figures than a few years ago, although he would not mind if they went up, of course.
Groening alludes to series such as Family Guy or Father made in the USA, which have a much more direct and hooligan tone in many ways than The Simpson. In fact, part of the criticism that the seasons have received since the series of Peter griffin debuted, is that there are too many attempts by The Simpsons to resemble Family Guy in certain jokes and gestures of the characters. Meanwhile, Groening also remains engrossed in his (Dis) charm for Netflix and no news of any Futurama return.
What do you think? Do you agree with Matt Groening on the current episodes of The Simpsons?