Originally posted by Monty Carlo:
I mean, Homer matured a little bit everytime he screwed things up with Marge in The Simpsons, but still managed to remain the dope we know and love.
Homer doesn't really mature, he just stops being a jerk until they need him to be a jerk again. Sorry, I just don't like him that much.
Speaking of which, if Futurama continues in some way, I hope that Fry and Leela's relationship is not treated the same way as Marge and Homer's, with constant "relationship troubles." Relationship troubles are cliché and easy to do, and really don't mean anything, and I hate it when a fictional couple hates each other one minute and are madly in love the next. It's just been done too much. Of course, since it took so long to get them together, maybe the writers were planning on a nice stable relationship.