I always ate the bad stuff first, very quickly, so I could enjoy the rest of it. But I also pretty much liked everything so the bad stuff was the not-fantastic stuff rather than the hated stuff. But I was all about doing the math so I never wanted to be spend more time doing the less fun stuff than necessary.
Still don't understand why people love The Thaw though.
That episode is not my favorite by any means, but I am a Michael McKean fan (he played the clown)...so I can't hate on it. :P