Re: Simpsons - its the cropped FX versions.
It's not universally cropped - I've just watched
22 Short Films About Springfield
(where else to start), and in the Steamed Hams skit, some shots are cropped, and some are Shatliffed to make the jokes work. I'm not sure which is worse really. I'll include some screengrabs from my laptop later, because the Android app doesn't let you take them.