Oh yeah, I agree, Futurama is much better than the Simpsons. I think the writing is some of the best I have ever seen with a cartoon, and I think it will be a long time before the show comes across as dated, the way some of the big cartoon shows of the Nineties already do.
I like Futurama, but I'm more of a fan of Family Guy. I just find myself laughing out loud more often when the Griffins are on the tube
I like Family Guy but it's kind of gone down hill with it's more recent seasons =\ It used to have clever writing but now...the characters no longer feel like characters but rather just vessels for jokes, which makes the show seem cheap. That's my opinion anyway.
Huh? Signature? What's going on with that signature?
I think that as the writing begins to become repetitive with any show, the characters begin to become caricatures. then the writers try to inject new life into the series by teaking the personalities of the characters. Will and Grace comes to mind. At some point Will stopped being the voice of reason among the craziness and began to become silly and obsessive.