Alot of Gen 1 anime eps REALLY don't hold up that well, at all. Jumping the shark at Sabrina? I disagree, there was worse WTF BS earlier than that, don't see it as anything special.
And I rather liked TR as serious. People are upset that they took 6 eps to rob a Pokemon Center and fail? They must have HATED when they used to spend 20 mins every episode just to steal and fail a Pikachu that thier boss probably doesn't even want.
I don't see how people liked that. Best Wishes is the worst saga, but not because of that. At least BW put a heavy focus on the main characters driving the plots, which is far better than seeing decent plots and battles being interrupted because they gotta clobber that Kir.....steal Pikachu/PotD. If not for the crap rivalry, the reset to Ash in the beginning, Iris never really growing up like it seemed she was going to, and the league sucking balls, it would have been a great saga.
Currently playing: Pokemon Black 2 Perfect Run(JPN) 640/649 owned, Rayman Orgins(Wii)