Originally Posted by Dr. Murder
Just packed full of great little jokes (even if the main plot wasn't all that great).
For better or worse, this seems to be the trend with the new season.
Old futurama episodes could basically be broken down into 3 categories - strong, character driven episodes (Luck of the Fryrish, Parasites Lost, Jurassic Bark), weird sci-fi headtrips (Farnsworth Parabox, The Sting, Roswell That Ends Well), and weaker gag-based throwaways (just about every Bender-centric episode).
The writers seem to be recapturing the feel of the latter category just fine (weak plots, but [mostly] great gags coming quickly and consistently). But its the first two categories that really made Futurama something special. And we haven't gotten much of that... yet.