Back in 1999, I was a big fan of the original season of Family Guy. It was funny because I was one of the few people I knew that watched it. After it was cancelled, it slowly grew in popularity and Fox was convinced to revive it. Which worked out well in the ratings department. But I thought the characters changed too much in the "new" Family Guy.
Like Stewie was much better as just an evil genius baby. And Chris was a rather dopey but rather normal teenage boy.
And Meg wasn't super-hated by her own family. Just rather an ugly duckling with bad judgement choices.
But the humor and pop culture references were spot-on.