This was one of my favourite comedy shows because it was smart as well as funny. Not smart in a particularly intellectual way, but smart in an extremely clever way.
And unlike today's "comedies", this story of several intertwined fictional lives did not rely on lowest common denominator content or character bashing to get a laugh. It was the every day stuff that was viewed in a lighthearted way.
On the other hand, it could also be quite poignant and even heart breaking, and all of this allowed the audience to get into the stories as well as the characters behind them.
I miss real comedy on TV. I wish there were still people around who could create this level of comedy, and a network with the intestinal fortitude to actually air it!