Lately it's been just references and nothing more.
No Itoshiki taking minor, seemingly insignificant aspects of social life and blowing them out of proportion, no well done parodies, no social commentary and no clever humor, just "HEY GUYS REMEMBER THIS AWESOME PART OF EVANGELION? REDOING IT USING OUR OWN CHARACTERS IS FUNNY SOMEHOW, TEEHEE" bullshit.
SIMPLY REENACTING A POPULAR EVENT FROM A DIFFERENT USING YOUR OWN CHARACTERS ISN'T A PARODY, YOU HUMORLESS JAPANESE FUCKS. I used to think SZS was on par with Even a Monkey Can Draw Manga, but now it's just Lucky Shit with a darker color scheme.