This wasn't the best Family Guy episode, but at least this episode brought some genuine laughs. Nowadays, it's a different story. This was when Family Guy was still clever, now Family Guy's comedy is solely focused on poop jokes, but we got some good comedy here, and I guess you learn to appreciate an episode like this when you compare it to present day.
From the looks of it, this episode didn't get the best response. Yeah sure the story line was a bit absurd but most of the one liners just worked, and this was a time when the Brian & Stewie pairing was tolerable and not incredibly exaggerated. Bottom line, this wasn't a bad episode of Family Guy. It wasn't the best, but it certainly wasn't bad.