I can't remember the last time a season of AD started with this much of a thud. This is the kind of gross-out humor that normally turns me off of FG. Even the subplot with Stan and the SUV didn't do it for me, because of its ending. It's a thumbs down.
Francine: Stan, Hayley's been shot! Stan: So what? She shot me before, I've shot you a couple of times, everybody shoots everybody. It's how we communicate in this family.
Not a favorite episode by any stretch, but I thought it was alright. The A and B plots were both kind of "eh," and variations on stuff they've done before, at that. But I thought there were a number of good jokes, like Stan talking about the family shooting each other, or Klaus's "American Businessman."
When was the last time Artie played an important role on an episode? This seemed out of nowhere to feature him this week. A good show, though. And Lauren Bacall getting knocked out for her gift basket was HILARIOUS! As laugh out loud as it gets.