I think there's a lot to be said about muppets and ooze and slime and the pre-CGI years.
Of course, this is just a $5-budget example.
And then you had stuff like this:
Goop and gross shit reels the viewer in, while the sleek smoothness of most CGI leaves one saying "wow that was neat" in the moment, only to forget it later.
As is with most things in life, less is more, quality over quantity.
Also, brolyn, thank you for pumping life into this awesome thread.