One more observation as I'm watching season 1 for the first time since 2000.
I hate that way they write the characters. They did the whole 'Overly dumb, crass male/Sage like moral paragon female badass who acts irritable toward all men all the time' cliche that they always did around that time because of 1990s male guilt. It only works for Homer/Marge and Bart/Lisa because they had other qualities to offset it.
Plus after the first two episodes the jokes just aren't funny.
I'm so happy they toned that down and gave Fry and Leela more likable qualities in the later episodes.