Stars: Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Mila Kunis, Seth Green, Mike Henry

Now that Seth MacFarlane's Ted, the writer-director's first victorious stab at Hollywood filmmaking, is one of 2012's biggest triumph stories, a lot of those Family Guy haters—the ones who decry the Fox animated series' lack of fully developed stories and emphasis on scatterbrained structure—are probably acting like they've always been down with the Griffin family.

Well, we have, and if putting together our countdown of the show's 50 best episodes reminded us of anything, it's the fact that Family Guy is just as cuttingly and relentlessly funny as it's admittedly hit-or-miss with its random jokes. As the eight seasons' worth of eps available on Netflix can confirm, though, the dedication of MacFarlane and his writing staff show toward making viewers bust guts as often as possible is both admirable and, more often than not, effective.