Hey, this was a pretty cringless episode of FG, with an unspectacular but decent enough story (highlighted by Jinx the robot and Brian & Stewie's reaction after jettisoning Meg into space). But this one is praiseworthy for the peripheral stuff. That Flying Circus opening was the stuff of legend. The dig at Bob's Burgers was LOL. The Breaking Bad and The Wire bit was hilarious in its truth.
I find it funny that Peter and Lois feel bad for hurting Chris' feelings, given how much they enjoy degrading Meg.
I think what I like the best is that when I'm watching, I don't see Malcom's dad. I see him as they present him in the show, the fish-out-of-water chemistry prof. I'm with geemoney. He is amazing in this part.