Any comparison with other shows of the genre (Simpsons, South Park, Futurama) are unfair. This show has a unique type of humour - almost to the point of surrealism. The gags can be read on so many levels and I can honestly say I've never managed to watch an episode without laughing out loud. I'd be suprised if anyone were to mistake the names of the characters for those of the lesser cartoons. Peter Griffon could never be pictured as a 'Hank'. If you enjoy Simpsons, but want a little more intelligent humour... If you like South Park, but want your humour in a more subtle way... If you enjoy King of the Hill, but would prefer to be entertained... Family Guy is the show to see. On video, it was great, on DVD - quality preserved forever, it's a must.