If I’m ever in another conversation and someone tries to explain to me that The Simpsons and/or Saturday Night Live “used to be better”, I’m just gonna walk away. I just… I can’t. I refuse to entertain that kind of talk anymore. If that is your only response to a, “Hey, do you like that show?” type question, well, that’s moronic thinking and is usually uttered by someone who’s long given up watching any of the current season of whatever I’m talking about.
Why does this make me so mad? Well, mainly because people who say this usually have the guise of seeming like an actual fan of said show, but clearly are not. I’m not saying you can’t hate a show’s new stuff, but your opinion cannot be deemed as VALID if you “just don’t care to watch it anymore.” I can only politely ask you to shut up and stop talking, please.
And I love it when people continue to watch something they love and opinions change over the years, I’ll discuss the ups and downs of something until the cows come home, I really will! Just can’t get over that awful, empty excuse of “it used to be better.”
I read this quote a few years ago, and still love it to death:
“You always hear that the show isn’t as good as it used to be… But people always compare the new shows to the memories of their favorite episodes, back when the show surprised them. You’ve got to have an open mind, and for some people, it’s impossible. Nostalgia clouds their thinking.” – Simpsons creator, Matt Groening, to the Los Angeles Daily News, July 2007