zatojones No it had started to suck by this point. This was season 8, the first bad season. It was pretty much downhill from there
joffe b Season 8 has Frank Grimes and Homer's bootlegging scam so I am forced to assume you are horrible.
Season 9 is the bad one.
zatojones Both of those episodes marked a noticeable shift in the tone of the jokes the show relied on for laughs. They were far less subtle and intelligent. It's true that season 9 was a lot worse than season 8, but season 8 was terribly unfunny compared to season 7 and just downright sad compared to the golden years when David Mirkin was in control and guys like Conan O'Brien wrote the jokes.