I'm always excited to see new Futurama, but I won't lie. When I pulled up those last 13 episodes from the Netflix Insta-queue, a lot of them didn't hold up too well on second viewing. Though the Da Vinci episode is a total classic.
I felt about the same as It's False in that the newer episodes don't have the same oomph of the older shows in the series. For me though, I think it is that more of the political leanings seeped into the newer episodes. It's not like it wasn't in the old episodes at all, but I felt it was more forced this time around. That being said, ultimately I am happy to see more new episodes being made because even on a bad day Futurama is still pretty great.
"Put on your helmets, we'll be reaching speeds of 3!" "It was nice of you to give that dead woman another chance." "All right, look alive everybody...oh sorry Susan."- MST3K: Space Mutiny Click Here (myspace.com)
Just as a note: Nobody really watches those network news programs anymore. So Couric, or whoever's about the same. More people know Drudge than know Brian Wlliams anymore. They get a little more important at election time, I think.