The problem with characters consistantly using drugs and acting overly immoral is that it becomes hard to like the characters anymore especially when characters dont start out that way. Its fine to have an occasional joke like that but FG is whoring the characters for a cheap laugh out w/o hesitation, and as such they arent the characters that ppl fell in love with, just darker one-dimensional caricatures of their former selves. Peter used to be my favorite character but because of the dumbing down and the added jerkassness, everytime he opens his mouth I wanna punch him and/or macfarlene in the face. Lois was once the levelheaded 'normal' character, and to me this type of character is one of the most important in a comedy because they create a foil to justify and enhance the other characters 'wackyness', but now shes not much different from them. How long before FG looks the same as Drawn Together or another crappy late night adult cartoon?