Well, to be fair, they're comedies and the women have their issues, too. Ned Flanders, Apu, and Superintendent Chalmers are all intelligent voices of reason on the show. Even Kent Brockman is pretty levelheaded most of the time.
I like Dale. He actually reminds me of my brother a little. My brother is a little smarter than Dale, but the tall, lanky frame, baseball cap, sunglasses, and ever-present cigarette are exactly like my brother. He's not above a good conspiracy theory, either.
And Boomhaur is very intelligent. It's revealed in the show that he's a Texas Ranger, whose job as an electrician is just a cover. Even though he's hard to understand, he's often the voice of reason.
Except for the speech, he reminds me of an uncle of mine by marriage. Drove a convertable '66 Corvette and had the same cool vibe.
First time I met him, he was sitting on a porch bouncing a ball against the wall, a la Steve McQueen in The Great Escape.
Also turned me on to a lot of great rock and roll and took me to my first Jimmy Buffett concert. But I digress.