I dunno. Not that the new episodes aren’t funny, but I think it always was.
TBS has hyped it as a new “edgier” American Dad, but it seems all that means is they can say “shit” a couple of times each episode.
Yeah, part of the reason I wasn’t crazy about it in the beginning was because of Roger. His voice was grating to my ears and I didn’t get the whole costume thing. Now Roger is my favorite part of the show.
I’ve only seen a couple of the TBS episodes, and they didn’t make me think “wow, this is way better than the Fox version!”. I did think that the Fox version had been going downhill a bit in later seasons, though.
Bumping this thread to note that I watched the rest of the TBS episodes and some of them were pretty good. But there were some pretty poor episodes in the first TBS season (IMO).
Many of my favourites are still from the first few seasons on Fox, though (e.g. Hayley shoots Stan and puts him in a wheelchair, Fran starts a muffin kiosk, Hayley dates Director Bullock, “Camp Refoogee”, Barry goes off his medication) before it started turning into “Roger’s Wacky Disguises (also featuring the Smiths)”.