Re: Futurama vs South Park vs Family Guy vs Simpson
Futurama is one of the best shows ever put on television.
Not that The Simpsons and South Park aren't (Family Guy def isn't so that's out) but Futurama has more wit, better characters, but most of all it tells wonderful stories. Some of their episodes could stand with episodes from all time greats.
The original final epidose: The Devil's Hands Are Idle Play Things made me just sit in wonder from beginning to end at the masterful story telling of the episode. And still it's the funniest damn show through it all.
It stands up as a comedy. It stands up as a dramatic story. It stands up in the sci-fi elements (and has some of the better sci-fi episodes too).
It may not be iconic, I'll never argue it's impact vs that of South Park and sure as shit not against the Simpsons which dumps on it from Mars in that department. But it is the best show.
In my opinion at least.