Awesome Infographic: The Eras of The Simpsons, By the Numbers


Thanks to our friends at Splitsider, we now know that the jokes-per-minute ratio on The Simpsons is at an all-time high under the leadership of Al Jean, who has been show-runner since Season 12. Take that naysayers. Explains Erik Voss, the author of this not so scientific study, “Yes, the high numbers of more recent seasons come from obvious, easy references to pop culture, frequently through celebrity cameos, but The Simpsons writer’s room (to this day the wet dream job for every comedy writer), led by veteran Al Jean, is still capable of producing the same playfulness of the early seasons and retains that uncanny ability to stay two steps ahead of the audience with its jokes.” Do you agree with his findings?