I feel like it's such a cultural cornerstone / Patient Zero that it deserves me at least giving it a try sometime. What other redeeming qualities does it have? I honestly don't know.
I can probably tolerate Grumpy Ford. Whenever the story and characters matter in a movie, I usually turn on the closed captions just to make sure I don't miss stuff. Watching films as ESL isn't as easy as might seem.
Sidenote about that: House of Cards is an example of a mix / line delivery that is perfect for ESL. The sentences and character names that mattered were always clearly enunciated without much background noise. Less important lines (e.g. policy debates) could be rambly or have people talking in the background, but the parts that matter always got emphasized. Even my parents could understand most of it without subtitles.