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."
I don't think I ever, at any point, wondered why Cleveland was a black guy that happened to act like a white guy. So I didn't need this origin story. At the very least, we got some decent laughs out of this episode.