>>104132763>first show has 2 good seasons
At least, arguably 5 in FOP's case, the most commonly agreed apex of its quality was Channel Chasers in season 4 but 5 has some solid episodes.
A better comparison would be, they both turned to shit after being brought back from cancellation.>second show turns out to be good/better
No, this is a stretch in DP's case. Its almost universally agreed here to be wasted potential at best. Its fanbase might be loud and full of fujoshits/serial killers, but it never reached the level of popularity as its predecessor.>Simpsons and Spongebob were more popular
No shit. No cartoon has beaten them soundly in decades. Part of the reason why is because they are so easily marketable.
I will point out however, as most of you zoomers and late-stage millenials are too young to remember, that FOP actually did beat Spongebob ratings wise for two whole years, 02-04 iirc. It failed to capitalize because, as I mentioned above, marketability, its hard to give FOP good merchandise because Timmy/Cosmo/Wanda translate horribly to 3d, and also they failed to capitalize popular parts of their show. FOP has an almost Springfieldian size cast, but if every golden age Simpsons episode was focused on Skinner and his mom for some reason, and none of its merchandise would sell, it wouldnt have taken off like it did in the 90s. That one is on Butch, he knew side characters like the Anti Fairies or the revolving Timmy love interests or Skylark or the comicverse were popular but failed to utilize them right.