Zombies have always been a joke to me.

Zombies were the lazy encounter the DM threw into an adventure if he was hard pressed to make a real encounter that week.  They were never threatening and mildly inconvenient. The only redeeming aspect to the creatures came in the form of the zombie template.  And even that was used mostly to dilute an encounter that was otherwise too difficult for players (zombie dragons, zombie umberhulks, zombie beholders were all easier encounters than the actual thing).  Now that I’m older and zombies are everywhere I feel all the adjectives for DnD zombie encounters apply:

Zombies are a dumb, tired joke. The use of them in art and media is lazy and I am moderately inconvenienced by the fact that they’ve saturated my other nerdly vices.

Zombie dragons are still cool.