I'm more impressed with Wes Archer's work on King of the Hill to be perfectly honest. He did make a significant contribution to The Simpsons during its formative years but little in the way of a lasting impression. If I had to pick out a favorite episode of his, based on its visuals and storyboarding, it would be Three Men and a Comic Book.
Because Tapped Out is a game and what the writers do for the TV show is completely different to what the game does, for me anyway. Most people don't connect the two other than the fact they're playing a game that is The Simpsons. What goes on in Tapped Out isn't what goes on in the show if you get what I mean
Well I was originally talking about politicians, as that's what I thought you meant. Kids are heavily influenced by their parents and it can take them until their late teens to unlearn things and develop true empathy and world experience.
I'm tempering my expectations accordingly. Bad premises don't always equate to poor execution. We've had the ball dropped on many decent-sounding premises in recent years. I'll still get hyped for Selman-showrun episodes before they air but nothing in this opening salvo of episodes has me encouraged.