I remember adoring Simpsons Wrestling way back when. Always enjoyed playing as Groundskeeper Willie the most, dropping bear traps everywhere and shit. Hit and Run was a lot of fun, too. Loved all of the costumes and unlockable vehicles and stuff. Kinda random why Apu fills in as a fifth playable character. Think those two are actually the only Simpsons games I've ever played.
Last time I played I do indeed remember thinking the molotov was always a bitch. But attempting to use one yourself will prove that it can be difficult to use, especially in the heat of a firefight. While it does suck to get caught by one out of nowhere, I don't think it's especially unbalanced. Smoke grenades are the same way, and unlike molotovs they at least give you a second to hopefully escape out of its radius.