years ago, i caught the comic strip every once in a while, and was interested in the show when it reached AS. at first, i was "meh", but now, i think the show is one of th most brilliant shows out there. as much as i like Family Guy, it has this thing where a stupid gag goes on tooo long and the jokes that are really biting are all too brief, for example. i love the speed or pacing of the show, i like the idea that all the episodes have a real lesson or two to be learned, and the influences on the show's creator and crew flow right into the work. well, as good as the show is, i have to buy the dvds and wait a few more years before i can share it with the kiddies because the N-bomb gets dropped as much as words like Bitch and ho and so forth. i applaud CN for having balls when Fox didn't and giving a gritty, urban comedy a shot.