Are the writers all stereotypical, next gen pussies or something? DHS covered how they portray the world in a positive light now (using a compare and contrast with Homer getting bucketloads of free food at store, to Bart getting a miniature sundae in Radio Bart), but here's something that I've noticed that people rarely bring up. New, seemingly fresh topic here guys!
All of the "bad" characters are good now. Do the writers not know evil? I'll start with the basics.
Mr Burns - The original epitome of evil. Darth Vader's theme played during establishing shots of this man. He shot trespassers, laughed at the suffering and deaths of others, and if he had the strength, would beat a man to death with his bare hands. Remember in Team Homer, when Mr Burns was high on ether? He's sort of like that all the time now.
Moe - He used to be cool, could get laid, and would be an underground criminal with no remorse for murder. Now he's an extremely empathetic and needy, emotional manchild. Why's he always crying these days? That ain't cool, brah.
Nelson - He pretty much went the same way as Moe. If there was a newcomer to the show, they'd probably assume he was Bart's best friend, and just a poor, unfortunate kid rather than a bully. I kind of like what they did to him though, since we already have another group of schoolyard bullies, and the emotional aspect of a poor and abused child was used pretty well in some episodes (Sleeping With the Enemy comes straight to mind).
Jimbo, Dolph, Kearney - It seems like having them act out of character is the writer's favorite joke, but now it is their character. Ohohohoh, the bullies care about feelings and goodwill; that's hilarious, even though they've acted the same way for the past couple of seasons so they're not technically out of character anymore.
Snake - I watched the one where Homer becomes a bounty hunter yesterday. Snake was talking to Ned Flanders about his feelings. Then I watched the one where Bart made up that dark stanley story. Snake was talking to a psychiatrist about his feelings. Later he and Apu were hanging out. Haha, out of fucking character again; hilarious! Come on, this guy's a cold blooded killer. What have they done to him?
They've fucked up all the bad characters. Nobody is evil anymore. Somebody pointed out that the writers are probably on drugs because of all the drug references, and I probably wouldn't disagree considering the disapearance of our favorite baddies.
Can you think of any more? It must be so fun writing for bad guys; why are they doing this to themselves?